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Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by Lounge Trekker on 18 December 2008 5:16pm
 
OK, guys, gather round! bIG, jtm and Lounge Caroller will serenade you with carols. Feel free to join in. We'll start, "We three kings of orient are..."

Pete
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by johnnythemonkey on 18 December 2008 6:13pm
 
Pete, you obviously have never heard my attempts at singing. Few have.
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by Ken Dunn on 18 December 2008 7:03pm
 
I like lots of Christmas carols. Ding Dong Merrily On High would be near the top of my list.
~
and in bIG's theme I prefer Carol, the early morning BBC weather girl!
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by sighthound on 18 December 2008 9:04pm
 
I concur with you, Anne, about "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen". Love the music, hate the lyrics. The Mannheim Steamroller version is my favorite gutsy Christmas music, a perfect antidote to all the saccharine stuff. (One of my fondest hopes is to go a whole Christmas season without hearing "Little Drummer Boy".)
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by geordiegirl on 18 December 2008 10:07pm
 
You'll never do it, Geraldine. That sounds like the Slade song we get over here.

(Mind you, I heard in a chain store the Kirsty McColl/Shane McGowan one the other day & that is SO good).

No carol, though, LOL for the women-called-Carol! Never thought of that!
With you, Kazzz, who else but C.C.
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by Lounge Trekker on 18 December 2008 10:33pm
 
S'ok, John, I'm so loud you can crow and no one will notice!

Lounge Megaphone
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by TERRY S on 18 December 2008 10:35pm
 
Being raised through the Salvation Army, Blogger, I like to hear them, too, but in England, you don't get it much nowadays, cause of council bureaucrats who think it will offend other religious people. But I went to work on Sunday and the Salvation Army were playing outside - I was estatic.As for my fave hymn, I don't have one. My two favourite Christmas tunes are a Salvation Army march called "Christmas Joy" and a classical piece called "Troika" by Prokoviev.
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by sighthound on 19 December 2008 12:43am
 
The "Troika" from the Lt. Kije suite? Wonderful bit of music! Never thought of it as being Christmasy but, you're right, it is.
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by peripatetically on 19 December 2008 12:46am
 
Little Drummer Boy and Partridge in a Pear Tree have to go. I'm so sick of them. I haven't heard them yet this year though. Hope it stays that way.

Ken, I love Ding Dong Merrily On High as well. We sang that in high school choir and it was so good they recorded it on vinyl. But trying to choose a fav is terribly difficult. Gosh, too many that I really enjoy.
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by Lounge Trekker on 19 December 2008 3:35am
 
Hah hah hah, Patty! They do get tiresome, but that's one I do sing periodically...Partridge in a Pear Tree. When I man the kettle for the Salvation Army, like I do a few times each year, I 'work the floor' trying to get people to 'help us help others' with good cheer and happy behaviour. When, for example, somebody drops a fiver in..."Five gold rings!, four calling birds, three..." I bring a copy of the lyrics so I get it right.

I never ring the bells because it must drive the cashiers in the store I go to mad. I am amazed at the generosity. Several twenty dollar bills are normal and I even had a gentleman give us a fifty.

Benevolent Trekker
 
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