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Your Top Holiday Songs

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Boplicity, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Each year at the holiday season I eagerly await the arrival of new Christmas or seasonal songs hoping someone will compose a great new "standard" but I can't remember the last time I really heard one that I wnated to hear again. Anyhoo, here is my list of favorite seasonal standards. What's yours?

    Drummer Boy
    This Christmas
    I'll Be Home for Christmas
    The Christams Song (Chestnuts roasting an open fore...)
    Silver bells
    Sleigh Ride
    Winter Wonderland
    Do They Know it's Christmas
    Let It Snow, let It Snow, Let It Snow
    Christmas Waltz
  2. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    You forget the Dr. Demento-type stuff: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer and such...

    Seriously, since no one does movie musicals anymore, there isn't much of a market. How about "Feed the World (Do they Know it's Christmas)" and the other charity one.

    And for my $$$, can't beat the Bowie/Crosby version of Drummer Boy, or Springsteen doing Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
  3. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    I've always been a sucker for "Jingle Bell Rock". Don't ask me why. I'm also proud to say that I love all of Harry Connick Jr.'s Christmas albums. (And many of his non-christmas albums, too.)
  4. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I love Jingle Bell Rock as well. In 2001 when I was teaching at a college in China we had a Christmas show for the whole college and I was the emcee. I started out by singing Jingle Bell Rock and they loved it.

    I also like Little Drummer Boy (Jars of Clay has a great version of that); The Christmas Song (can't beat the original Mel Torme version); Oh Come, Let Us Adore Him (or is that called Oh Come All Ye Faithful...or am I mixing the two); We Three Kings...

    brad cook
  5. Jiles

    Jiles Banned

    Nov 28, 2001
    Merry Christmas From The Family- Rober Earl Keen

    Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)- John Lennon
  6. I like what child is this and have yourself a merry little christmas, especially as a fretless bass solo, otherwise I also like oh christmas tree (the way ernest sings it) i also like winter wonderland and I'll be home for christmas
  7. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Having had more time to think and also to hear more Christams music, I realize I forgot "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" which is a wonderful standard. I also forgot "Christmas Time Is Here" and "I'll Have a Blue Christams without You" if it is sung slowly, but I don't like pepped up versions, especially the Presley version.
  8. tboyd


    Sep 10, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    On a less traditonal note I like "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses.
  9. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Run Rudolph Run - Keith Richards
  10. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

    Slade - Merry Christmas Everyone

    Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
  11. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    "It's like everyday is christmas" -Mu330

    "Christmas must be tonight" -the Band

    Mu330 really does make everyday seem like Christmas, their Christmas album is absolutely killer, I highly reccommend everyone getting it!!

    The Band are consistently incredible songwriters. I'm not religious, but this song could make me, if I listened to it enough.
  12. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Wooo ..... nearly forgot my other all time favorite....
    "Fairytale of New York" - The Poques :bassist:
  13. TheBassmeister


    Nov 23, 2003
    Austin, TX
    Ahh... Eric Johnson- The First Noel.
  14. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    The Dreidel Song!
  15. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    The Christams Song (Chestnuts roasting an open fore...)
    Sleigh Ride
    This Christmas
    I'll Be Home for Christmas
  16. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I also like a tune that a number of artists have recorded. I think it's called "A Grown Up Xmas List". Very eloquent lyrics.
  17. Can't go wrong with "Jingle Bell Rock"...somebody already mentioned Springsteen's version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", which absolutely rocks. I'm also a big fan of a little-known Goo Goo Dolls song called "Do You Believe in Him?", which appeared only on some Xmas compilation CD (not any of their albums). And if you wanna get a little twisted, there's always Weird Al's "The Night Santa Went Crazy"...great song, but hardly a standard :D
  18. tea


    Sep 30, 2003
    god rest ye merry gentlemen rocks, as does tubular bells.
  19. mnadelin


    Apr 6, 2003
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Greensleeves. Particularly the John Coltrane version. Another cool one to rock out on is Go Tell It On The Mountain.