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What is your favorite Christmas song?

It's that time of year--the decorations come out, shoppers increase, and you hear Christmas music everywhere.

 

So...what's your favorite Christmas song?

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I saw this Christmas concert with the Trans Siberian Orchestra what a beautiful wonderful concert!!! If you all get a chance to see them it's worth it to go!!! Light show unreal and the music!!! Merry Christmas to you all!!!! 

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Pretty paper. Although I do like the Willie Nelson version, Glen Campbell's version is so nice. Another talent lost to Altzheimers in 2017. RIP Glen

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My favorite sacred carol is - Silent Night

 

And this is the most beautiful rendition, and unique arrangement that I've ever heard. It's by Celtic singers, Steve McDonald and his daughter, Hollie Smith. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d_aQuXMRO4

 

Also from the sacred carols list -

Little Drummer Boy 

In the Bleak Midwinter

The First Noel

 

My favorite secular carol is - Carol of the Bells

Followed by -

The Christmas Song  (Nat King Cole's version)

Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson)

Wassail Wassail All Over The Town (aka Gloucestshire Wassail)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXC8IRL3Lis

 

Merry Christmas, everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Music can change the world, because music can change people.” Bono
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Another favorite of mine is Run Run Rudolph only by the incomparable Chuck Berry tho. Runner up goes to Bryan Adams. Nobody else comes close imo

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Happy Christmas (War is over) by John Lennon. Absolutely no one can sing this song like him, even tho many have tried. Still miss him after all these years 

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@BeatleloverKT wrote:

Happy Christmas (War is over) by John Lennon. Absolutely no one can sing this song like him, even tho many have tried. Still miss him after all these years 


So true!

 

In the non-traditional category, I would add these . . . 

 

Blue Christmas - Elvis

Pretty Paper - Willie Nelson

Wonderful Christmastime - Sir Paul

 

“Music can change the world, because music can change people.” Bono
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Mary, did you know? by Kenny Rogers&Wynonna Judd. Such a beautiful song with an amazing message about what Christmas is really about. And no one else's version compares to theirs (imo)

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The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole. No one else can sing it like him

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Two more Christmas favorites, these from the classical music category -

 

Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach / Duo Rosanna (guitar and cello arrangement)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KialZHRdD7A

 

For Unto Us A Child Is Born - from Handel's Messiah / London Symphony Orchestra & Tenebrae Choir

 

 

“Music can change the world, because music can change people.” Bono
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Really enjoy Christmas music by the Carpenters. Karen had a beautiful voice and it was a tragic loss to lose her so young. My favorite by them is Merry Christmas Darling

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  • How about these two funny Christmas songs .      12 Days of Christmas by Bob and Doug Mackenzie.    Grandma got Run over by a Reindeer by Elmo and Patsy 
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Almost forgot about this song until watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation last night (IMO the funniest Christmas movie of all time) 

The Spirit of Christmas by Ray Charles (1985)

Such a beautiful song that captures so perfectly what Christmas is all about

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Great topic and so many beautiful songs Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow by: Frank Sinatra and couple more; .              Joy to the World                              O Come All Ye Faithful.                  Silent Night .                                    Deck the Halls                               

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Linus  And  Lucy  from  the  Charlie  Brown  Christmas  Special.

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And So This Is Christmas

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN4Uu0OlmTg

 

 

 

 

 

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O Holy Night by Clay Aiken and Ruben  Studdard

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Aspenglow by John Denver. Have always been a big fan of his music. This is a beautiful yet different take on the holiday season

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Smiley Happy  Love this song!

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First I have to say- great topic! Was thinking of starting this myself!

I have a lot of favorites but these are my stand outs-

 

My favorite is "It came upon a midnight clear" but it's by Hall&Oates.

Please listen if you haven't- it is simply beautiful.

I have three honorable mentions, in no particular order-

Santa Claus is comin' to town by the Boss (my sons fav growing up)

Christmas, Baby please come home by U2 (Bono kills this song)

Do they know it's Christmas?  by Bandaid (an incredible collab imo)

🎄🎁🤶🏻

 

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The last two are two of my favorites also, in addition to these:

O Holy Night

We Three Kings

Carol of the Bells

Step into Christmas (Elton John)

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This Christmas and Baby Please Come Home

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O Holy Night is my favorite!

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I also love Step into Christmas! Great song!

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Christmas Baby (Please Come Home)  

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