*What's Your Favorite Christmas Carol?* (My thread is Baby Jesus Approved, the other similar thread is not)

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    Nov 12, 2008 5:26 PM GMT
    BlkMuscleGent said
    ChrisInLDN saidMy gfaves are 'O Come all Ye Faithful' and 'Hark, the Herald Angels Sing'.
    But someone told me Baby Jesus dies in the end? Is that true!?!?!! icon_eek.gif


    He does--but He wakes up after 3 days! YAY! icon_smile.gif


    Great! I love a happy ending! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 12, 2008 5:29 PM GMT
    My favorites:

    Traditional: "O Come All Ye Faithful"
    Modern: "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses
    Uniquely American: A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack

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    Nov 12, 2008 5:35 PM GMT
    chuckystud3 saidJingle Bells, Batman Smells, Robin Laid an Egg, it'll all be over soon!!!

    Yay! Yay! Yay! The best part is New Year's Day!



    Haha, I was singing that one on vent the other day. icon_lol.gif

    The Batmobile lost a wheel,
    And the Joker got away! Hey!

    Partial to Deck the Halls myself
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    Nov 12, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
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    Nov 12, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    cowboyathlete saidThis board is the only time in my life I have ever seen Ave Maria associated with Christmas. In my view there is no connection.


    That's interesting....on the Carpenter's "Christmas Portrait" CD, she sings it.
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    Nov 12, 2008 8:41 PM GMT
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    cowboyathlete saidThis board is the only time in my life I have ever seen Ave Maria associated with Christmas. In my view there is no connection.


    That's interesting....on the Carpenter's "Christmas Portrait" CD, she sings it.
    There is still no connection. Ave Maria is just an old Catholic prayer set to music.
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    Nov 12, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    Sean_85 saidMine has to be Carol of the bell's and Oh holy night. I'm also a big fan of Mariah's "All I want for Christmas"

    when do you usually start listening to Christmas music? For me its usually start of November.

    I'm making a Christmas CD so if you have any faves that I might like add them to this thread and I'll check them out!





    Good King Wenceslas. I also like Away in a Manger (because I can BELT that out beautifully) but I can't make myself sing the "I love thee lord jesus" part in the second verse. Considering I'm not a christian, I can't bring myself to sing a lie. Not that I care if others do...I just can't, lol.
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    Nov 12, 2008 8:56 PM GMT
    John Berry did a phenomenal rendition of my favorite Christmas carol:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIDLhJGDPUY
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    Nov 12, 2008 9:31 PM GMT
    'Do You Hear What I Hear' has to be my favorite because it always makes me cry, and I don't cry often enough for good emotional health.
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    Nov 12, 2008 9:50 PM GMT
    I like "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree" in particular icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 12, 2008 9:59 PM GMT
    Sean_85 saidMine has to be Carol of the bell's and Oh holy night. I'm also a big fan of Mariah's "All I want for Christmas"

    when do you usually start listening to Christmas music? For me its usually start of November.

    I'm making a Christmas CD so if you have any faves that I might like add them to this thread and I'll check them out!





    I got the urge to play that a week or so back, send me right back to me with my hands round my ex's waist showing him how to ice skate icon_cry.gif

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    Nov 12, 2008 11:01 PM GMT
    "This board is the only time in my life I have ever seen Ave Maria associated with Christmas. In my view there is no connection."

    It's been included on a ton of Christmas albums, from Crosby to STreisand. But that's not what makes it appropriate. The Words come from the New Testament story of the Annunciation, in which the angel Gabriel appears to Mary to tell her she is with child. (Mary, not yet wed to Joseph and still a virgin, is dismayed.) But the angel explains that she has been chosen to be the mother of the Messiah, and without any inconvenient sex act required. Bam, she's pregnant.

    The Annunciation is celebrated on March 25 - 9 months before Christmas, appropriately.

    So, the Ave Maria is related to Christmas in that the prayer to Mary begins with the words she heard when the angel told her she was to be a mom on what would later be known as Christmas Day.

    BTW, On Dec 8 Catholics celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a somewhat related day: Mary's birth is celebrated Sept 8, and Dec 8 recognizes her own conception (9 months earlier) as the only human conceived without original sin, post-Adam and Eve.
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    Nov 12, 2008 11:27 PM GMT
    "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"
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    Nov 13, 2008 12:27 AM GMT
    Please read the following icon_question.gif

    carol [kárrəl]
    n (plural carols)
    joyful hymn: a joyful religious song or hymn, especially a Christian song celebrating Christmas
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    Nov 13, 2008 3:53 AM GMT


    OK, back to the traditional ....




    O Magnum Mysterium
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    Dec 25, 2008 5:30 PM GMT
    Sean_85 saidMine has to be Carol of the bell's and Oh holy night. I'm also a big fan of Mariah's "All I want for Christmas"

    when do you usually start listening to Christmas music? For me its usually start of November.

    I'm making a Christmas CD so if you have any faves that I might like add them to this thread and I'll check them out!





    Im with you on "Oh Holy Night"... unfortunately I only hear that one about once a year, whereas I hear all the ones that annoy me about 4382 times a day between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Marish Carey song annoys me as it is a tad syrupy. At my job at the UPS store, this was on frequently.

    I usually just listen to them when they come on on the radio. I generally don't put them on my Ipod, as I only listen to them once a year. The most annoying christmas song has got to be "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"... particularly because of that reverb (you know, the part where you yell "like pinnochio" in the breaks... I hate that) that they teach you every year you are in elementary school.

    But I digress... "Oh Holy Night" is a good choice! Go with it.
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    Mar 11, 2009 1:10 AM GMT
    jprswim saidlast year i burned a christmas CD for some friends and family. i'm not gonna lie, it was really good. icon_smile.gif i searched and downloaded A LOT then put together my favorite versions of christmas songs from all different artists old and new.

    The Christmas Song, Nat King Cole

    Baby, It's Cold Outside, Dean Martin

    Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Darlene Love

    Christmas Wrapping, The Waitresses

    Sugar Rum Cherry, Duke Ellington

    Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Chris Botti

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Crystals

    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, James Taylor

    Carol of the Bells, Home Alone Soundtrack

    Christmas Time Is Here, A Charlie Brown Christmas(Instrumental)

    Ave Maria, Chris Botti

    Last Christmas, Wham

    christmas don't be late, Alven and the Chipmunks

    Santa Baby, Eartha Kitt

    Blue Christmas, Dean Martin

    Please Come Home For Christmas, Eagles

    O Holy Night, Home Alone Soundtrack

    Merry Christmas War Is Over, John Lennon

    Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, The Crystals

    All I Want for Christmas Is You, Mariah Carey




    jprswim, what?? No Roaches?? That sounds like a great CD compilation. Where can I get a copy? icon_smile.gif