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Old 11-25-2007, 07:42 AM   #1
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Favorite Christmas Carols

What is your favorite Christmas song and/or your favorite Christmas song singer/group?

My favorite song is "Oh Holy Night", my favorite singer/group is the Oakridge Boys.


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Old 11-25-2007, 07:47 AM   #2
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Oh my, I have several - some because I like them and some because of the memories. "Frosty" is a favorite because my son sings along (he is 3), "Feliz Navidad" because its my dad's favorite, "Silver Bells" because it was my Grandpa's favorite - he passed away a long time ago but he was a hardy so for him to like a soft song was meaningful. I like "We Three Kings" and a few instrumentals that I don't know the name of.

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Old 11-25-2007, 09:37 AM   #3
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I have several also. #1 would have to be, Brenda Lee- Rocking around the Christmas Tree, then there's Bing Crosby- White Christmas, Perry Como- It's beginning to look alot like Christmas, Eartha Kitt with Henri Rene orchestra- Santa Baby. Nat King Cole, Fats Domino etc....I love the oldies Christmas. And The Nutcracker.
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:42 AM   #4
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This Christmas I will be listening to acouple of my favorites in Ukrainian - had to go to Books by Volunteers who serve Ukraine Orphans to copy one of my links -
http://www.sparinsky.kiev.ua/rizdvo/titles_eng.htm My two favorites are Silent Night and Schedryk Generous Eve - with media player you can hear a bit of each.

I can't understand spoken Ukrainian, hardly know a handful of written words for that matter, but the language has a special melody "built in". It's known as Nightengale speach for a good reason.
I hope you enjoy.
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:57 AM   #5
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Traditional - Good King Wenceslas - any rendition but great with a Welsh Choir
Modern - Jingle Bell Rock - anyone who can sing
Film - All I want for Christmas is you - from Love Actually
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:04 AM   #6
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Mariah Carey did a Christmas album about 10-15 years ago and I just love the entire thing!

These are horribly cheesy (and dated!)
But I forgot about Last Christmas by Wham!
or Do THey Know It's Christmas by Band-Aid

I must remove myself from the eighties station one day......
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:31 AM   #7
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There aren't many Christmas songs that I don't like (Grandma got run over by a reindeer, being one of them). One of my most favorite is "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". It evokes so many memories, both sad and happy that are such a part of the holiday. As much as the fact that the celebration is about the birthday of our Savior, it always brings to mine the Christmases of the past when important family members were here to celebrate.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:12 AM   #8
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David, Thank-you for sharing that site.. the sounds are beautiful' just as you said they would be!! The tears are now starting to dry. :) DawnT
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:14 AM   #9
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All of you have such wonderful choices of songs and memories to go alongs with them. I hope this will help get you jump-started into the wonderful holiday of Christmas!!
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:01 AM   #10
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I really like The Cambridge Singers Christmas Star album. Hope this link works and you can listen to clips.
Christmas Star - Carols For The Christmas Season / Rutter Classical
They are a British choir and their director is also a composer. He has taken many traditional carols and made lovely arragements. My favorite is an a cappella version of Silent Night where there is only a 2-part harmony with the lower voices singing the accompaniment. It is truely beautiful.

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