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Old 12-09-2007, 02:13 PM   #31
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I'm going to be daring and suggest that the original Darlene Love cut of that song is superior.



Unfortunately, it's tough to find a decent recording of it.
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I'm going to be daring and suggest that the original Darlene Love cut of that song is superior.



Unfortunately, it's tough to find a decent recording of it.
I love her version, too, but I love U2's more. Fairytale of New York and Christmastime is Here also get multiple spins every year.

Also, I'm feeling extremely fortunate for not having heard this Christmas Shoes song. It sounds horrific.
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:33 PM   #33
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I'm going to be daring and suggest that the original Darlene Love cut of that song is superior.



Unfortunately, it's tough to find a decent recording of it.
It's quite possible. I think Phil Spector produced that version with Darlene Love.

I forgot to include Happy Xmas by John and Yoko as one of my Christmas favorites.
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I'm going to be daring and suggest that the original Darlene Love cut of that song is superior.



Unfortunately, it's tough to find a decent recording of it.
Death Cab for Cutie also have a cover of it that's enjoyable.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:28 PM   #35
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I must also say the new Killers song (and video), "Don't Shoot Me, Santa" is a bit of a fun song, too.
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I guess I like the less poppy Christmas music.

The Nutcracker Suite.

Silent Night.

Oh Holy Night.

Oh Come All Ye Faithful.

I know this isn't technically a Christmas song, but it's the Home Alone/Home Alone 2 theme and since I've always watched those movies during the holidays since I was little, and since they both take place during Christmas, I've come to associate that piece, 'Somewhere In My Memory', with Christmas.

And for poppier stuff...

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree.

Christmas(Baby Please Come Home).
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That Dan Fogelberg song is titled Old Lang Syne. It's not a Christmas song per se, but that play it every damn year. Quite frankly, the damn song really depresses me.
It should depress you even more this year -- Dan Fogelberg just died of cancer today.


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LOS ANGELES (Dec. 16) - Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, famed for the soaring vocals and elegant instrumentation of tunes such as "Longer" and "A Love Like This," died on Sunday, three years after being diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. He was 56.

"He fought a brave battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in Maine with his wife Jean at his side," said a posting on his Web site (http://www.danfogelberg.com).

"His strength, dignity and grace in the face of the daunting challenges of this disease were an inspiration to all who knew him."

Fogelberg, a native of Peoria, Illinois, broke into the music industry in the early 1970s, at a time when it was embracing introspective songwriting, or "soft rock," by such acts as the Eagles and America.

Fogelberg, who distinguished himself with his angelic vocals and lyrics that celebrated beauty and romance, hit his commercial and creative peak in 1981 with "The Innocent Age," which yielded three top-10 singles, "Hard to Say," "Same Old Lang Syne" and "Leader of the Band."

His most recent release, "Full Circle," came out in 2003. The following year, he revealed that he had been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, and urged men over the age of 50 to get tested for the disease.
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Unfortunately, it's tough to find a decent recording of it.
Is it? The album is still in print. "A Christmas Gift For You." And yes, produced by Phil Spector.

http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Gift...7860317&sr=8-2

It's one of my favorites. there are a few dud tracks on it, but the good stuff far outweighs the bad.
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I thought of this thread immediately when I saw the headline about Dan Fogelberg. Sad news-may he rest in peace .
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Is it? The album is still in print. "A Christmas Gift For You." And yes, produced by Phil Spector.
Yes, I knew that... I meant that it is difficult to find a decent digital version of it (> 128 kbps) that is... umm... free. The original song is not even on iTunes, at least in Canada.
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Yes, I knew that... I meant that it is difficult to find a decent digital version of it (> 128 kbps) that is... umm... free. The original song is not even on iTunes, at least in Canada.
http://smartcanuck.ca/Christmas/Phil%20Spector/
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Stop contradicting me, guys!

People might start to think that I make flippant statements with little or no grounding all the time.

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Barenaked for the Holidays






oh, and the Canadien band The Barenaked Ladies cd of the same name is pretty good too.
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Travis covered Last Christmas live, and it's an absolute corker, a fantastic cover.

Special mentions to Alfie the Elf and Do Ya Hear What I Hear?
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If there are any fans of the movie About A Boy, "Santa's Super Sleigh" is an easter egg on the DVD. It really is the worst Christmas song ever.

I'm very conflicted about Seymour Swine's "Blue Christmas." Sometimes I think it's hilarious; other times it get on my nerves.

One of my childhood favorites that I still have on my iPod Xmas playlist is "Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron" by The Royal Guardsmen.
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