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Re: Holiday Music

Post  Gillian on Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:47 pm

I love "Wonderful Christmastime" because it makes me nostalgic, and nostalgia is my favorite holiday emotion. If it were a regular song about non-holiday things, I would hate it. But it's Christmas! My mom played it all the time when I was a kid, and hearing it brings back all kinds of little kid Christmas memories. I am a huge freaking sap.

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Re: Holiday Music

Post  Tabby on Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:02 am

Minnesota Public Radio has activated their Holiday Classics stream - go to http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/cms/ and you'll find the link to the stream at the top of the page.
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Re: Holiday Music

Post  bookworm on Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:35 pm

Crowbridge wrote:This is the only good thing about "Christmas Shoes":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq10bz3PxyY

Awww, it isn't that bad!

My favorite Christmas album is Let it Snow Baby ... Let it Reindeer by Reliant K.
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Post  mrinsouciance on Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:44 pm

Tabby wrote:Minnesota Public Radio has activated their Holiday Classics stream - go to http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/cms/ and you'll find the link to the stream at the top of the page.

Yay!

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Post  mayram on Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:40 pm

Gillian wrote:I love "Wonderful Christmastime" because it makes me nostalgic, and nostalgia is my favorite holiday emotion. If it were a regular song about non-holiday things, I would hate it. But it's Christmas! My mom played it all the time when I was a kid, and hearing it brings back all kinds of little kid Christmas memories. I am a huge freaking sap.

That's exactly it for me as well. I don't like the song itself, but it played so much during the Christmases of my childhood that I automatically associate it with that.

Besides the truly awful Christmas Shoes song, I also hate all of the Beach Boys holiday stuff. That "Run, Run Reindeer" song makes me stabby and not even the fact that it also played a lot in Christmases past can save it.

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Re: Holiday Music

Post  jcpdiesel21 on Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:50 am

bookworm wrote:My favorite Christmas album is Let it Snow Baby ... Let it Reindeer by Reliant K.
I've known the current bassist of this band since elementary school; he would be pleased by your praise! I have heard many good things about this album and should purchase it. Are the songs overly religious? I like the band, but have never been able to get into Christian rock in general.

She & Him's holiday album is adorable, I love it. And because I am weak when it comes to holiday music, I just may buy Michael Bublé's new album soon.
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Re: Holiday Music

Post  whatthedeuce on Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:55 am

I can't wait to hear Little Saint Nick by the Beach Boys! That is one of the cutest Christmas songs ever, and I love that it's so got such a laidback vibe.

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Re: Holiday Music

Post  Unlucky Bear on Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:26 am

Heard The Christmas Shoes for the first time. Now it's really Christmas. Bleargh.

However, I did hear Snoopy vs. The Red Baron and I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas back-to-back. Hooray!.
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Re: Holiday Music

Post  Menshevixen on Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:39 am

I love the Tori Amos seasonal album, Midwinter Graces, as well as Loreena McKennitt's two holiday records (A Midwinter Night's Dream and To Drive the Cold Winter Away). I also have some Charlotte Church Christmas stuff on my iTunes...no shame.

And Christmas With the Puppini Sisters, released last year! Looking forward to enjoying it again this year.
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Post  bookworm on Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:20 pm

jcpdiesel21 wrote:
bookworm wrote:My favorite Christmas album is Let it Snow Baby ... Let it Reindeer by Reliant K.
I've known the current bassist of this band since elementary school; he would be pleased by your praise! I have heard many good things about this album and should purchase it. Are the songs overly religious? I like the band, but have never been able to get into Christian rock in general.

She & Him's holiday album is adorable, I love it. And because I am weak when it comes to holiday music, I just may buy Michael Bublé's new album soon.

I would say that it has one song that is more oriented towards Christians than the others. I like Merry Christmas Here's to Many More the best off of that album. It isn't a traditional carol, but I think the sentiment is something a lot of people feel around the holidays.

I just bought Pink Martini's Joy to the World and so far I really like it.
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Post  Eris Rising on Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:02 pm

I was hoping to avoid Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree this season, but they played it on TV last night. Now I'm dodging Jingle Bell Rock.
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Post  katesti on Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:16 am

Menshevixen wrote:And Christmas With the Puppini Sisters, released last year! Looking forward to enjoying it again this year.

Yes! That one's fun. Also seconding the love for Tori and Pink Martini.

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Post  jcpdiesel21 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:26 am

Menshevixen wrote:And Christmas With the Puppini Sisters, released last year! Looking forward to enjoying it again this year.
I love this album! It's bubbly and cute and wonderful and absolutely perfect.

One of the definitive holiday songs for me would have to be Burl Ives' "A Holly Jolly Christmas." I love everything about that song and it just gets me bouncing happily along with it.
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Re: Holiday Music

Post  Putli Bai on Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:32 pm

April over at Regretsy has posted a ton of truly horrible holiday songs, free for the taking.
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Re: Holiday Music

Post  Unlucky Bear on Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:53 am

That is an impressive list, though I dispute that Dominick the Christmas Donkey sucks. I love that song.
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Re: Holiday Music

Post  particle_person on Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:09 am

John Valby's Herniated Jingle Balls (Amazon link) are pretty much my standard for disgusting Christmas tunes.

"I just couldn't find the bath-room door, I passed out and woke up with green sleeves...."

Seriously, it's gross.

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Re: Holiday Music

Post  choubetcha on Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:56 pm

I've heard maybe five or six different versions of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas in the past week, between Spotify and Christmas shopping, and EVERY version I've heard has had the 'hang a shining light upon the highest bough' lyric. This bugs the hell out of me for some reason. I like 'until then we'll have to muddle through somehow'! I had to seek out the Judy Garland version on youtube to make myself feel better.

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Re: Holiday Music

Post  whatthedeuce on Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:15 pm

Have Yourself A Merry Litte Christmas depresses the ever-living fuck out of me, especially when it's Karen Carpenter's haunting voice singing it out solemnly.

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Re: Holiday Music

Post  Eris Rising on Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:24 pm

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer is the worst. The absolute worst. It's the kind of thing that friends of mine used to play whenever they wanted to come across as the life of the party. It's the aural equivalent of a drunk uncle wearing a lampshade on his head and a hula skirt around his waist.
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Re: Holiday Music

Post  philophobe on Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:35 am

I spent years (I wish I was exaggerating, but I am totally not) searching for the song from Sleepless in Seattle when Meg Ryan's character is driving with the "horses, horses, horses, horses" line. I finally found out that it was Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. It's now one of my favorites. I must share. . I mean, come on... there's yodeling in the middle. What's better than that?

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Re: Holiday Music

Post  Unlucky Bear on Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:52 am

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Re: Holiday Music

Post  Poubelle on Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:06 am

choubetcha wrote:I've heard maybe five or six different versions of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas in the past week, between Spotify and Christmas shopping, and EVERY version I've heard has had the 'hang a shining light upon the highest bough' lyric. This bugs the hell out of me for some reason. I like 'until then we'll have to muddle through somehow'! I had to seek out the Judy Garland version on youtube to make myself feel better.

I've always preferred Judy's version and the "muddle through somehow" lyric better, too. A few years back, EW did a fascinating article about the history of the song. Apparently, Sinatra's to blame for the alternate line (and also the song's popularity).
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Re: Holiday Music

Post  Instant Monkeys on Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:26 pm

For me, the version that matters is Ernie and Bert (starts at 7:37 if the magical YouTube thing doesn't work). "If the fates allaaaaaaaaaaaoooooooowwwwww," bless you, Frank Oz.
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Re: Holiday Music

Post  Francie Nolan on Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:06 pm

I really can't listen to "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" without getting weepy and thinking about family members I've lost. I think the Judy Garland version is beautiful, but I prefer for Christmas songs not to remind me of my own mortality and the mortality of others. "If the fates allow"? Thanks, Christmas song, for pointing out that there's no guarantee that we'll be here next Christmas! Merry Christmas! It could be your last!

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Re: Holiday Music

Post  Unlucky Bear on Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:14 pm

I'll Be Home for Christmas is another holiday song thats pretty depressing when you listen to the words.
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