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Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 03:28 PM
You Knew it was coming....:D

I love the music this time of year. This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. I have heard some Christmas music already, but I don't really listen to it much until Thanksgiving.

Post what you like, sacred or secular. Enjoy.

This is my favorite Christmas Hymn. Words by Christina Rossetti to the music of Gustav holst.

In the Bleak Midwinter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRobryliBLQ

hampshirebrit
11-27-2008, 03:50 PM
A hardy British perennial:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LBbV57sJFHY

Probably not the sort of Christmas music you had in mind, B-dawg, but Christmas isn't Christmas without it, for me.

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 03:50 PM
Feel free to post other artists or arrangements of the same hymns or songs. Everybody has a favorite.

O Come O Come Emmanuel....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek83cQjML9A

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 03:56 PM
A hardy British perennial:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LBbV57sJFHY

Probably not the sort of Christmas music you had in mind, B-dawg, but Christmas isn't Christmas without it, for me.


Hamps, that's a brand new favorite of mine. Great Song. :D

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 03:58 PM
Another of my favorites.

John Lennon. And So This is Christmas


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XNQdxlRm9c

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 04:06 PM
The Singing Dogs doing Jingle Bells....

For Ginger :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_BooVtA9R4

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 04:11 PM
The Christmas Song...


Nat King Cole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oj3jixMGaw

Zathras
11-27-2008, 04:17 PM
Here's a couple of my favorites for the holidays:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtc0U3WyjUQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83XuiGxZR68

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 04:20 PM
Alvin and the Chipmunks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT2GLdWrqLM&feature=related

Zeus
11-27-2008, 04:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA9DmSfufSQ

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 04:24 PM
You're a Mean One....Emperor Palpatine?????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXOpZjt8bT4

Zeus
11-27-2008, 04:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFPHIK9ann8

Zeus
11-27-2008, 04:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY1otyfwu1o

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 04:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA9DmSfufSQ

Thats a great one.

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 04:55 PM
Here's a couple of my favorites for the holidays:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtc0U3WyjUQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83XuiGxZR68


Two Classics...:D

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 05:26 PM
Richie Sambora....O Holy Night...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssLOsdUr5F8

patriot45
11-27-2008, 06:44 PM
Just got in! Little bit early for a christmass jukebox? Oh well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRl63_kYwgk&feature=related

FlaGator
11-27-2008, 06:46 PM
Some of my favorites

Something for our Jewish friends.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrd9p47MPHg

The worse rendition of Oh Holy Night ever...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk4woNRD7NQ

One of the best reditions of Oh Holy Night ever (Celtic Woman)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDeXUvWbLp8

patriot45
11-27-2008, 06:48 PM
Jingle bells!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqMv4zy8HQw&feature=related

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 07:36 PM
Elvis.

Blue Christmas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poVdBVhT4Ss

Zathras
11-27-2008, 10:04 PM
How could I forget this one!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wskT6YfVB6E

Zeus
11-27-2008, 10:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XChG0PCCeX4

megimoo
11-27-2008, 10:22 PM
A hardy British perennial:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LBbV57sJFHY

Probably not the sort of Christmas music you had in mind, B-dawg, but Christmas isn't Christmas without it, for me.

I'd been informed that this was a required Christmas opener in the U.K.!

What a set of teeth on that Shane MacGowan. he sure could use some dental work !.

In 2004, 2005 and 2006, it was voted favourite Christmas song in a poll by music video channel VH1Fairytale" was re-released in the UK in December 2005, 18 years after its original release, with half of the proceeds being donated to the Justice for Kirsty Campaign.

The re-release reached #3 on the UK charts, and spent five weeks in the top 75 over the Christmas and New Year period. Due to newly imposed rules in 2006 "Fairytale" managed to climb back into the top 10 for the third time in its history, peaking at #6, and re-entered the top 40 yet again in December 2007, also reaching #63 on the EU Top 200.

On 18 December 2007, there was a controversy over the use of the word 'faggot' in the lyrics, which BBC Radio 1 dubbed out 'to avoid offence'. Following criticism from listeners and MacColl's mother, Radio 1 reversed their decision later in the day.

The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrAwK9juhhY

Pogues live - Dirty Old Town
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w52I72-1FT4

"Fairytale of New York"
It was christmas eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me, wont see another one
And then he sang a song
The rare old mountain dew
I turned my face away
And dreamed about you

Got on a lucky one
Came in eighteen to one
Ive got a feeling
This years for me and you
So happy christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true

Theyve got cars big as bars
Theyve got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you
Its no place for the old
When you first took my hand
On a cold christmas eve
You promised me
Broadway was waiting for me

You were handsome
You were pretty
Queen of new york city
When the band finished playing
They howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging,
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night

The boys of the nypd choir
Were singing galway bay
And the bells were ringing out
For christmas day

Youre a bum
Youre a punk
Youre an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy christmas your arse
I pray God its our last

I could have been someone
Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you
I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Cant make it all alone
Ive built my dreams around you

megimoo
11-27-2008, 10:39 PM
"who Are the Pogues and why the song Fairytale Of New York"


The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl: Fairytale Of New York

Apparently this was recently voted peoples’ favorite Christmas song on a VH1 special. I’ll admit to a brief moment of knee-jerk resentment; for whatever psychological reasons it bugs me to think of “Fairytale Of New York” as some sort of standard. I mean, it is the greatest Christmas song of all time, and I salute the people surveyed on their taste; but it’s my Christmas song, damnit. “Fairytale Of New York” and I go way back.

snip

You’ll note, before I really get into it, that “Fairytale Of New York” possesses not a dram of religious sentiment. Well, I’m cheerfully agnostic, and so is the rest of my immediate family. Our Christmas has always been a purely secular thing. This probably factors into why I think “Fairytale Of New York” is the best Christmas song ever, and not just one of the best, but it’s a gorgeous song no matter why you observe Christmas or even if you celebrate something else.

Throwing decorum aside, “Fairytale Of New York” isn’t exactly the soul of restraint (just like the holidays!); MacGowan and the sadly departed MacColl sing all over each other, slurring words and tossing insults (she’s an “old slut on junk”, he’s a “cheap lousy faggot”, the one part of the song that makes me wince). You could easily dismiss it as merely dysfunctional and assume I’m saying it is the greatest Christmas song of all time because I am a cynical bastard and I think Christmas sucks and is all about squabbling with the family and getting loaded. But you’d be wrong.

The song starts out tender (in both the hung-over and the sweet sense), MacGowan recounting Christmas Eve in the drunk tank, yes, but also his recent gambling win, and dreams for the future. MacColl lets us know, as the tempo picks up, that they met on a Christmas Eve, and after some light banter they really get into it, blaming each other for anything they can get their hands on, MacColl ending with “Happy Christmas your arse / I pray God it's our last”. But then they sing the chorus again and this string section that actually sounds like it belongs on a Christmas song takes over a little. And it all feels, despite itself, grand a sweeping and even a little touching.

They squabble a little more, same as every Christmas, but they’re losing steam; finally MacColl accuses MacGowan of stealing her dreams when they met. This is a terribly poetic way to depict for us the deadening of expectations in shitty lives. But MacGowan’s voice turns gentle (if still rough) and he responds:

“I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can't make it all alone
I've built my dreams around you”

He sounds a little abashed—the last line is practically muttered. This is a couple clearly more comfortable slinging profanity than admitting sentiment. And then they sing “The boys of the NYPD Choir are singing ‘Galway Bay’ / And the bells are ringing out on Christmas Day” again, and it’s still oddly uplifting when you consider how little those two things mean to most of us (but not to them, of course), and then the song goes off into the air.

I don’t know whether you could say they’ve made up, exactly, but they’re not pretending they don’t love each other any more. It’s a tough old life, and “Fairytale Of New York” practically oozes urban decay, poverty, alcoholism and general dysfunction. But right now, as those strings waltz off out of sight, it doesn’t matter. Not to them and not to us. Because it’s the day to sigh and give in to our better inclinations and hold each other and admit there’s still something there, if you’re these two. It’s the arbitrary day of the year that purely through willpower and tradition we’ve turned into the day where we all try just a little harder at being better than we thought we could be. It’s Christmas, and it’s imperfect and occasionally messy, but if you dig a little, there’s something wonderful there. And that’s why, whatever your convictions, “Fairytale Of New York” is not only the most beautiful, but the best Christmas song humanity has ever made. May it endure.

Here's more with a different singer with the The Pogues and Katie Melua: Fairytale Of New York
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig3EjNlKP5M&NR=1
http://www.stylusmagazine.com/articles/seconds/the-pogues-and-kirsty-maccoll-fairytale-of-new-york.htm

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2008, 11:08 PM
Christmas Time is Here....

Charlie Brown. Gentle. Warm. Happy. Sweet.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRm5qofw5vs

Zeus
11-27-2008, 11:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCXuyIXOj08

Celtic Rose
11-27-2008, 11:55 PM
One of my Favorite Christmas Carol's

We Three Kings

Not the greatest music video, but it is my favorite rendition of the song. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkN-VvvhcE0

M21
11-28-2008, 11:08 AM
O Holy Night - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

So powerful at the end with the children's voices. Amazing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRn6gsS2L8U

Living in La
11-28-2008, 11:18 AM
How could I forget this one!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wskT6YfVB6E

We saw Jeff Dunham two weeks ago in New Orleans. My sides hurt so badly from laughing. :D

Zathras
11-28-2008, 11:47 AM
O Holy Night - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

So powerful at the end with the children's voices. Amazing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRn6gsS2L8U

Very nice...guess I have to follow it up with this...watch the window on the second floor, right side.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJISYEbPF4E

Bubba Dawg
11-28-2008, 09:26 PM
Dean Martin. Let it Snow.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJp8UvNGxI0

Zathras
11-28-2008, 10:46 PM
Dean Martin. Let it Snow.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJp8UvNGxI0

Well, I see your Let it Snow and raise you a White Christmas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1GPxcxrBkI

Zeus
12-01-2008, 05:03 PM
httphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P9xxJ4V7no (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P9xxJ4V7no)

Space Gravy
12-01-2008, 08:10 PM
Poor quality but one of my favorites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjaPXihbORk&feature=related

patriot45
12-01-2008, 08:35 PM
A rock and roll Christmass oldie from the Ventures!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vbI7nkvHqA&feature=related



Before you laugh, they were famous! For this! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8__EwAT8VM

JB
12-01-2008, 08:38 PM
One of the best reditions of Oh Holy Night ever (Celtic Woman)Whoa.

It almost feels weird to think "I'd hit them" whle they're singing that.

Bubba Dawg
12-01-2008, 10:42 PM
Manheim Steamroller. Joy to the World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68j6Ceof8QQ&feature=related

Celtic Rose
12-01-2008, 10:48 PM
Whoa.

It almost feels weird to think "I'd hit them" whle they're singing that.

You should feel weird to be thinking that while they sing "O Holy Night" :p

M21
12-01-2008, 10:58 PM
You should feel weird to be thinking that while they sing "O Holy Night" :p
Glad to know I'm not the only one out here living in Romans Chapter 8. :)

Celtic Rose
12-02-2008, 12:32 AM
Here is Coventry Carol. Another favorite, even though I'm not sure if it is strictly a Christmas song...and it is so heartbreaking :( Parts of the video may be upsetting (artwork illustrating King Herod's slaughter of the innocents)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjjTqG2mpfw

Zeus
12-02-2008, 12:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1pnX2KwaFQ

Zeus
12-02-2008, 12:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnnj-N_Vc0I

Molon Labe
12-02-2008, 12:26 PM
Always reminds me of Christmas.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiNMz_745vQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_n-cf5YPHQ&feature=related

Bubba Dawg
12-20-2008, 10:46 AM
It was the night before Christmas
Forty Below
When Snoopy went out
In Search of his foe....

Snoopy vs the Red Baron....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlf---13Q0g&feature=related

wiegenlied
12-21-2008, 04:46 AM
Little Drummer Boy, one of my favorites. The video is good but the commercial in the beginning is not nice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w36tiWfiNTc&feature=channel_page

Bubba Dawg
12-21-2008, 01:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUyuGFoiWJ0

Zeus
12-21-2008, 01:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SZJydcuyhw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQs0H7dvwy0

wiegenlied
12-22-2008, 07:50 AM
The First Noel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJvHByH3v5c&feature=channel

and for the night of 24th
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQQin_652qY

wiegenlied
12-22-2008, 07:53 AM
Only for 25th...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv6phP5v83Q&feature=PlayList&p=15275FC6AA25BF97&index=1

Bubba Dawg
12-22-2008, 09:15 PM
Brenda Lee....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiHoKMTHjZg

RobJohnson
12-23-2008, 02:58 AM
O Holy Night, by my friend Steve Camp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIMPAUpPckI

RobJohnson
12-23-2008, 03:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CpO4QHZhiM

RobJohnson
12-23-2008, 03:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEyR8LOv8Bg

wiegenlied
12-23-2008, 04:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1VpF4AdsWE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_uWz5nfw44&feature=channel_page