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Topic # 243454 12-Dec-2018 12:07
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Hi. 

 

I love this time of year, it's easily my favourite, though it's easy to let the stress and rush and expense get you down. 

 

There are some wonderful xmas carols/music around. 

 

 

 

Feel free to share your own favourites. Xmas Grinches, please let those of us who do enjoy this time of year, enjoy in peace.

 

 

 

Josh Groban - O Holy Night and Little Drummer Boy

 

Cliff Richard - Scarlet Ribbons

 

12 Days of Christmas  - Frank Kelly - Very amusing. 

 

Celine Dion - So This Is Christmas

 

 

 

One of the things I find, is that Carols bring out the emotion and power of peoples voices. It's awesome.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2144032 12-Dec-2018 12:15
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Whichever one isn't playing in every shop I go into every day :)

 

I much prefer the old Christmas jazz songs from the early-mid 20th century.  


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  Reply # 2144038 12-Dec-2018 12:21
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That's a tough one. Possibly The Pogues - "Fairytale Of New York".


 
 
 
 


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I dont celibrate xmas but when I was a kid a song that I liked was snoopy’s xmas. Mainly because I used to build a lot of WWI model aircraft.





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  Reply # 2144074 12-Dec-2018 13:09
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Despite being grinchy in another thread (about wishing people Merry Christmas too early on-line) i do like this time of year as well.

 

And I'm with SirHumphreyAppleby on Fairytale of New York as a favourite.  A lot of the Christmas songs are a bit soppy or cheesy  (think Wham or Mariah Carey) for my tastes.





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  Reply # 2144144 12-Dec-2018 14:06
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Some of my favorites, in no particular oder

 

- The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl, Fairytale of New York

 

- Queen, Thank God it's Christmas

 

- Band Aid, Do they know it's Christmas

 

- Jose Feliciano, Feliz Navidad

 

- Frank Kelly, Christmas Countdown (The Twelve Days of Christmas)

 

- Polly Gillespie, Sleeps till Santa. If you're of a certain age and used to listen to ZM Wellington back in the day, then you'll maybe remember this song.

 

The old Wellington Carol's by Candlelight (held on Frank Kitts park) of the early 00's used to be a good event when hosted by ZM. The Polly song and Band Aid song used to get everyone singing

 

 

 

 

 

And not wanting to hijack this thread, those of us that are fans of the The Pogues Fairytale might not get to hear it on commercial radio anymore soon if certain groups get there way.

 

See the story here:

 

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2018/12/pogues-frontman-shane-macgowan-responds-to-calls-to-ban-fairytale-of-new-york.html

 

 


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  Reply # 2144145 12-Dec-2018 14:08
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

That's a tough one. Possibly The Pogues - "Fairytale Of New York".

 

 

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  Reply # 2144159 12-Dec-2018 14:40
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I don't really have a favourite. I have them playing in the background. I have been listening the Steve MCDonalds Christmas album of late.




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  Reply # 2144161 12-Dec-2018 14:40
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Most of Michael Bublé Christmas (Deluxe Special Edition) CD album. Available in all streaming services and iTunes and your nearest music store.

 

A Maori christmas by Billy T. James cool

 

 

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  Reply # 2144181 12-Dec-2018 15:09
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If anyone is looking for a Christmas album this year! Look no further! 





 


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  Reply # 2144232 12-Dec-2018 15:25
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I would have to go with Fairytale of New York as my absolute favourite. I am very partial to The Little Drummer Boy as well. Here It Is, Merry Xmas by Slade and Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon & Yoko Ono are also very enjoyable.

 

I will say that the best music I have ever heard in a shop on Xmas Eve was Warpigs in the JB Hi-Fi in Wellington :D

 

 

 

And Die Hard is the best Xmas movie...






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  Reply # 2144269 12-Dec-2018 15:51
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Brumfondl:

 

I would have to go with Fairytale of New York as my absolute favourite. I am very partial to The Little Drummer Boy as well. Here It Is, Merry Xmas by Slade and Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon & Yoko Ono are also very enjoyable.

 

I will say that the best music I have ever heard in a shop on Xmas Eve was Warpigs in the JB Hi-Fi in Wellington :D

 

And Die Hard is the best Xmas movie...

 

 

Snap - you've listed my top three Xmas songs in your four (I don't have Slade) plus my top Xmas movie!

 

I'm sure years ago I heard a Stevie Nicks version of Little Drummer Boy, but I have never been able to track it down.




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  Reply # 2144270 12-Dec-2018 15:52
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Brumfondl:

 

And Die Hard is the best Xmas movie...

 

 

My favourite ever is probably Love Actually.I do really like Die Hard though. I watched all 5 last xmas. Great fun. My kids are too young yet.

 

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  Reply # 2144271 12-Dec-2018 15:56
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It's a tradition (of about eight years!) in our family to play cheesy Xmas music while we decorate the tree and the house - Michael Buble fits the bill beautifully here, though I did find a Spotify playlist this year actually titled 'A Very Cheesy Christmas' that worked well enough (before we couldn't but help return to the tried-and-true Buble!).

 

My father sang in a choir so I have sat through many concerts of arcapella carols and other Christmas music, so I guess it's not a surprise that I prefer classic carols sung fairly straight by a decent choir. My pick would have to be Silent Night - simple and delightful (and I say all this as a life-long atheist).


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