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Old 12-16-2006, 12:19 AM   #16
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Low's Christmas album is very interesting.

And I quite like the Raveonettes' 'The Christmas Song'. The melody is vaguely reminiscent of an old Magnetic Fields song ('Long Forgotten Fairytale').

Check this website out (christmasagogo.blogspot.com) for a lot of kooky Christmas music.
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Old 12-16-2006, 08:51 AM   #17
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don't cut me out now, but i'm quite a fan of Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas such a guilty pleasure.. got it the first time it came out circa 1994 and it's been on every Christmas ever since

... bla bla bla.. all i want for christmas is youuuu ... bla bla bla..
shoot!
You know I've had that album about as long. . .my students always love it. . .

But to tell the truth I kinda can't stand it. I like her version of Joy to the World but beyond that there's not much on the album that I really want to listen to. I especially dislike the "all I want for Christmas is you. . ." and I also dislike that there are like four songs in a row on the album that are all about how she wants some person for Christmas or she's lonely on Christmas. . .

Not that I dislike Mariah Carey per se or anything. Just that album.

Not meaning to "cut you out" of course. I'm a big believer in liking what you like, and to hell with what the music snobs think.
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I really need to check out this Sufjan album.

I have a mix of old and newer favorites, but I only own a couple of Christmas albums outright. I have two of the Very Special Christmases (truth be told, the first two are really the only ones you need), and the rest of them I downloaded or burned from other people's CDs.
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I really need to check out this Sufjan album.
Yes, you do. It's amazing.
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I actually really like Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You," it's a lot of fun. I just really dislike the histrionics on "O Holy Night."

And hey - I'm no music snob ... I have loads of CDs by cheesy pop artists!
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I actually really like Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You," it's a lot of fun.
My Chemical Romance's version of it is lots of fun too.
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My Chemical Romance's version of it is lots of fun too.
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Old 12-16-2006, 07:25 PM   #23
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Fairytale of New York - The Pouges
So Much Wine - The Handsome Family
River - Martin Tielli (from The Rheostatics)
Holiday - James McMurtry
Charlie Brown Christmas - Vince Guaraldi Trio
The Christmas Song - Warren Zevon
Merry Christmas From The Family - Mike Plume Band
A Change At Christmas - The Flaming Lips
Blue Xmas - Miles Davis
to name but a few...
The answer is YES THERE ARE GREAT CHRISTMAS SONGS!!!
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20+ posts and no mention yet of Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift For You?
Truly one of the greatest Crimbo albums ever.
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My Chemical Romance's version of it is lots of fun too.
yep, it is.
but i've always wondered how they ended up covering that song in the first place. i suppose they came to Mariah and said "hey, can we cover your Christmas anthem?"

seriously, i fall on the floor laughing everytime I think of the idea.
it's the black parade wishing someone under the mistletoe

music snobs, btw, are indeed the worst of all the species. Or any snobs, come to think of it
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the traditional scores are some of the most beautiful music ever written in my opinion.

stuff like o holy night, silent night, etc. are incredible.

but most commercial christmas music is unbearable in my mind. i have very little use for it.
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Oh Holy Night.
My favorite too. The music is incredible in that song.

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Judy Garland version.

"What Child is This?" ("Greensleeves")

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" (Whitney Houston version)

(I like the ones that sound like dirges)

Other than that, I don't listen to any Christmas music. And I only listen to those the week before Christmas, if that. In my office, Christmas music is on everybody's radio. I crank up Pearl Jam.
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Fairytale of New York has GOT to be the best "modern" Christmas song by quite a bit.

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[B]but i've always wondered how they ended up covering that song in the first place. i suppose they came to Mariah and said "hey, can we cover your Christmas anthem?"
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I'm fairly certain Mariah didn't write or do the original version, so your amusing scenario is alas, only a fantasy.
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and let's not forget this little gem!

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