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Best Christmas Tune

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Dale D Dilly, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Dale D Dilly

    Dale D Dilly Monster

    Jul 1, 2008
    I know this pertains to music, but it's such a subjective opinion and seasonally-based issue that I thought it would still fit in off-topic.

    After reading the great responses in the "Best Christmas Flick" thread, I was curious which musical Christmas classics TB members enjoyed the most. There are too many to include in a poll, so feel free to list anything you want and share with us why you love it so.
  2. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
  3. Dale D Dilly

    Dale D Dilly Monster

    Jul 1, 2008
    That's good reasoning. That song got me to buy the Peanuts Christmas album which, in turn, got me into Vince Guaraldi in general.

  4. 2:05 to me is the best written piece of music. Ever. The harmony there is out of this world.
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  6. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
  7. +1 for "Oh, Holy Night", Nat King Cole or Josh Groban bring up the hairs on my neck.
  8. This is my favorite too. I also like "Let it Snow" I think is done by Bing Crosby.
  9. Batmensch

    Batmensch Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    Chester, Pa.,USA
    Either "Merry Christmas, Baby" by various artists. or
    "Father Christmas" (I think that's what it's called) by the Kinks. I'm pretty much sick to death of traditional Xmas music.
  10. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Christmas Rapping - The Waitresses
    Stop The Cavalry - Jonah Lewie
    I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake

    My favourite...Slick Nick - Fishbone.
  11. Elton John - Step Into Christmas

    Good bass lines as well! :D
  12. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Please Come Home For Christmas - Eagles version (although the original Charles Brown version is also great. I love Henley's vocals on it though.)
  13. atomicdog


    Jun 18, 2011
    You can easily "quote" "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and other Xmas hymns in other songs ("we used to drop that one into the end of "Lady Madonna," for instance). It's a good way to add holiday flavor to a set. But le add a vote for "Merry Christmas, baby," by Johnny Moore (with blues great Charles Brown) and covered by everyone from Elvis to Otis Redding to Springsteen. It's a true modern classic.
  14. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome

    Oct 1, 2010
    Hark the herald is my favorite.
  15. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
  16. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  17. Ziltoid


    Apr 10, 2009
  18. Truktek2


    Sep 5, 2008
    Queens, NY
    What child is this & River both by Sara Mclachlan
  19. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Cape Cod, MA
    A man with Great Taste! Christmas Wrapping:


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