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Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by Spursfan on 19 December 2008 9:35am
 
What about Christmas song? Obviously I love them all, and Band Aid (especially Bono's bit of course) is great, but my favourite is The Pogues' Fairytale of New York.

When I was little, I used to cry when I heard 'I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus' because I thought their Mommy was having an affair with Santa!!! :(

Well obviously I didn't know what 'an affair' was, but basically I think I thought their Mommy was kissing Santa behind their Daddy's back and it wasn't nice!!
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by mrsthing on 19 December 2008 11:13pm
 
I have to say I like the religious songs best, but I love some of the secular ones, too--I think I posted some earlier (brain not working well lately). "Christmas Don't be Late" by the Chipmunks (the original version), "Santa Baby" (it's fun to sing, with all those chromatics), "The Chimney Song", "The 12 Pains of Christmas", are some.

I haven't heard a Salvation Army band since I was a child--over 40 years ago.
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by peripatetically on 19 December 2008 11:25pm
 
Actually, I like to listen to most Christmas music, and especially if it's "live"!
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by geordiegirl on 21 December 2008 10:03am
 
Oh, YES< Prokafeef's Lt. Kije (little brother used to call him that when couldn't say the name)- regular ritual in my house:ut the christmas-cards up every year to those strains.

Terry, if you don't know it, try his 'Cinderella' ballet. Full of good tunes.

I had a Russian christmas card from Kisch (late of this website). Santa Claus with a sleigh pulled by horses. Very Slav & Prokofiev-related!
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by kazzzz on 21 December 2008 11:59am
 
I have had "The weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful" running thru my head for three days now it's starting to drive me mad!
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by Spursfan on 21 December 2008 12:01pm
 
I think the husband is a bit fed up of me singing "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."!!

Trouble is it is used on an advert so I keep hearing it!!

Oh well!

;)
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by bIG bLOGGER on 21 December 2008 2:56pm
 
<<....A pair of hopalong boots,and a pistol that shoots,
Is the wish of Barney and Ben...>>
---must be a couple of Christmas-crazy rednecks,huh?..maybe it's just two small excited boys who want toy pistols for Christmas...

I agree,some 'carols' can really get on your nerves,the one that upsets me the most is Jona Louie's rubbish about the cavalry:--this tune is so twee and infantile and I can't believe that STOP THE CAVALRY has 4.2million listeners at
www.Last.fm
---what on earth are they all doing listening to that pile of tat?? lol

My favourite traditional carol is :"O Little Town Of Bethlehem" which in recent years has acquired unexpected significance because of the encircling Israeli concrete 'security wall',which has made it much harder for Palestinan residents of Bethlehem to visit friends and relatives in Jerusalem,and vice-versa for foreign tourists to gain access to visit the birthplace of the Saviour.
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by TERRY S on 21 December 2008 10:15pm
 
Hi, kazz! The song you are talking about is called, "Let it Snow". I like it, too.
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by kazzzz on 21 December 2008 11:06pm
 
Ohh THAT'S the song!! Did you ever hear the South Park version of it? Quite amusing!!
 
Re: Favourite Christmas Carol? by bIG bLOGGER on 22 December 2008 3:46pm
 
Ding Dong Ding Dong Ding Dong Ding Dong

The weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let it snow,Let it snow,Let it snow......

....Created by composer Jule Styne and lyricist Sammy Cahn in 1945,LET IT SNOW has become one of the best-selling songs of all time. It was recorded by Dean Martin and subsequently a host of other artists including,more recently,by Canadian big-band singer Michael Buble.

Anyone expecting a covering of SNOW,this Christmas?
 
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