Christmas Songs

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  1. Squint-eyed Southerner

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    To keep our music threads straight, I'm proposing a separate one for Holiday songs and music. Not limited to Tolkien-themed songs, of course, but any of your faves, old or new. I'll bet there are a number of ME parodies; I haven't searched them out, though. Do you have any to offer?

    The H.P. Lovecraft Society did some for their favorite author; I posted one last summer, but here it is again, in time for the "Horrordays":



    More seriously, here's one that has always been a favorite of mine; it must have been especially poignant for the millions of service people separated from their families in 1943 -- and for the families, as well:



    How about you? Have one you'd like to share?
     
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    I'll give a few for starters...

    Because I love this.



    Because Christmas is a holiday for children.



    And just because I'm from a metal country. ;)



    And just because it's fun!

     

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    I never really understood why that first one you posted is associated with Christmas, to tell the truth, any more than Frosty the Snowman -- neither of them reference Christmas. But there it is.

    Gee -- I wonder if the radio stations that have banned it will be playing this, instead? :)

     
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    This has just been released, one of my fave carols:










    Because I'm in a Dickens mood, from Disney's adaptation of the Classic Christmas Tale:






    And finally, a favorite of mine:








    Await for more....



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    Always liked that first one, CL; maybe cause it's old. Really old -- 16th century or earlier. Minor key, too.

    Speaking of which, I listen to this one, once a year; too heartbreaking for repeated listening:



    The song's from 1970, but this video is in memory of the Sandy Hook children.

    Edit: Jeez, Laura can really give you a punch in the gut.

    I feel like I should balance it with something lighter. How about a Kpop Christmas?



    Only problem there is, after watching it, I think I need a shot of insulin. :)
     
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    Maybe it's just generally a winter song so that makes it okay for Christmas time?

    This arrangement isn't specifinally Christmas song either, but I have sung it in a youth choir, as an opening of a Christmas concert. So it has a special meaning to me.



    And actual ones:





     
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    Yeah, it just always seemed odd to me that so many "winter-themed" songs get played only around Christmas time. Call it a personal maggot of mine. :p

    That second one of yours brought some personal memories. . .so thanks.

    The harp ladies are nice, but strange; I kept thinking of the twins from The Shining. Not sure I'd want to meet them in a dark forest! :eek: :D

    Hey, CL -- speaking of old, see what you think of this version:



    There's an "ancient" sound for you!
     
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    This is one of my favorites for Christmas!

     
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    Der Bingle did that one too -- albeit in a "different" style!

    You jogged a memory for me there, Erestor: it was on an old 10-inch LP I had. I happened to be playing it one December when a friend came by with her four-year-old boy. When this came on, he started running in circles shouting "Santa Claus! Santa Claus!"



    "You mean the big fat man with the long white beard!" :)
     
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    From Snowman:



    Symphonic metal version:



     
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    Ummmm....


    Er...



    Name?






    CL
     
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    Oh, that's right -- "security".
    "Christmas Carol on Hurdy Gurdy".

    You'll have to find the rest of them yourself! :D
     
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    Thanks.


    Excited to check this out!



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    My father is English so we grew up listening to many Traditional English Christmas Carols and Sacred Texts. This is one of my all time favorites. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do...



    One more...



    The Holly and the Ivy

    And for fun,

     
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    Oh, my! I would have dressed up as Santa, too, if I got to kiss Ronnie!
    best_xmas.jpg

    Sigh. Where's that mistletoe?
     
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    The Ronettes are cute too. Just those short white go-go boots! And their sweet Santa costumes. Gives me an idea...
     
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    Uh-oh. :rolleyes:


    This one brings back memories: