On the other hand...enjoyable unusual holiday songs

  • MSUBioNerd

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    Nov 30, 2009 6:53 PM GMT
    The need to rant about bad holiday music is obvious, and thus we've got a thread for it. But one of the main complaints about such holiday music is that it's horrendously overplayed. So as much as many of us may enjoy Carol of the Bells or O Holy Night, we're clearly not going to convince someone who's sick of the song that it's enjoyable.

    So, how about some holiday music you like which isn't horribly overplayed? I'll start with a couple:

    Noel, Christmas Eve 1913 by John Denver:


    Snoopy vs the Red Baron, by the Royal Guardsmen

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    Nov 30, 2009 7:36 PM GMT


    I once heard a Christmas version of The Doors' song The End. Tears. Tears of joy.
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    Nov 30, 2009 8:55 PM GMT
    Good song choice MunchingZombie !

    Here's mine.....

    An Unusual Classic


    Fun Fun Fun !


    Just for it's obvious awkwardness :
  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 30, 2009 9:03 PM GMT
    Any song from Mr. Magoo's Scrooge. I finally found the dvd for this last year...yay!

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    Nov 30, 2009 9:33 PM GMT
    Okay, here's one of my favorites: Winter Wonderland performed by the first cast of SNL, so many years ago. You can see, in Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, the seeds of The Blues Brothers, even though that was still a ways into the future.

  • Acorns

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    Nov 30, 2009 9:35 PM GMT
    This thread makes me sad :[
  • Timbales

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    Nov 30, 2009 9:38 PM GMT


  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 30, 2009 9:40 PM GMT
    Acorns saidThis thread makes me sad :[


    Why for?
  • timgoblue

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    Nov 30, 2009 9:42 PM GMT
    Darn, I wish I could find SNL's Sweeney Sisters Christmas medley...
  • Acorns

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    Nov 30, 2009 9:43 PM GMT
    Celticmusl said
    Acorns saidThis thread makes me sad :[


    Why for?


    Christmas songs...

    lol
  • Timbales

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    Nov 30, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
    timgoblue saidDarn, I wish I could find SNL's Sweeney Sisters Christmas medley...


    clang clang clang went the trolley...
  • timgoblue

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    Nov 30, 2009 9:46 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    timgoblue saidDarn, I wish I could find SNL's Sweeney Sisters Christmas medley...


    clang clang clang went the trolley...


    Oh, those bells!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 30, 2009 9:51 PM GMT
    I like anything done by the vince guaraldi trio (charlie brown music)




    i love the in O tannenbaum, after the first verse when it gets jazzed up. man oh man I want to snap my fingers like a mawfuggah right now.
  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 30, 2009 9:57 PM GMT
    The real "Sisters"
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    Nov 30, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
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    Nov 30, 2009 10:21 PM GMT


    18th century...




  • metta

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    Nov 30, 2009 10:35 PM GMT



    And for those that would like to go Pagan Carroling this year:
    http://crystalforest3.homestead.com/...antssongs.html




  • metta

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    Dec 01, 2009 1:15 AM GMT
    A Silent Night With You by Tori Amos


  • metta

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    Dec 01, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    ^
    From her newest release: MIdwinter Games:
    http://toriamos.com/MidwinterGraces/index.html
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    Dec 01, 2009 10:04 PM GMT
    The singer was all of 10 years old when she sang this back in 1953! Not a bad voice for that age.
    I was looking for the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus version of this but couldn't find it.

  • treader

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    Dec 01, 2009 10:08 PM GMT

    The Pet Shop Boys 'It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas'