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Old 12-08-2012, 05:33 PM   #31
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Speaking of "classics", I know tons of the traditional carols have been sung by LOTS of different people. And I love 'em all - I literally cannot get enough of Christmas music! But since I'm sitting here in front of a roaring fireplace & listening to carols, I thought I'd share another one of my favourites

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) - YouTube
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:06 PM   #32
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My favorite Christmas song is "The Little Drummer Boy." I love the oldie by the Simeon Choir, but I also love Bob Seger's version.

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Little Drummer Boy- Harry Simeone Choir - YouTube

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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Little drummer boy - YouTube
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:24 PM   #33
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I love Silent Night. In my family, we "kids" always sang it when the adults came into the house (my grandma lived across the street from my aunt and uncle--we'd have dinner at my grandma's, and then we'd go across the street to practice our Christmas show--I often had to pop out of a garbage can) while the adults did the dishes across the street at Grandma's. As the adults came in, we would start singing Silent Night--sometimes in English, sometimes in German. Whenever I hear Silent Night on the radio, it takes me back to my aunt and uncle's house in northern MN on Christmas Eve.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:37 PM   #34
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Unquestionably, Vince Guaraldi's "My Little Drum" (off the Charlie Brown Xmas album). His riff on Little Drummer Boy, not quite the same. It's light, airy, filled with joy and mood. The instrumental fills are beautiful. Almost brings tears to my eyes when I hear it.

Almost any jazzy rendition of A Christmas Song works for me as well..good female vocal, instrumental, whatever.

Another one, could not find a legal recording of it to post, is Larry Carlton's version of My Favorite Things (yeah, Sound Of Music, but on his Christmas At My House album. spectacular, particularly if you like jazz guitar.

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Anne Murray--I'll be Home for Christmas (always makes me cry--I haven't been home for Christmas since 1988).
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I have tried to pick a favorite since this thread was started. I can't! I love so many! I guess i will say that the traditional songs are my most listened to, but I also love TSO; they have some beautiful instrumentals.
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Anne Murray--I'll be Home for Christmas (always makes me cry--I haven't been home for Christmas since 1988).
Me too. :(
I can at least listen to it now because I have been gone for so long that now home for Christmas really does mean here.
I heard it on the way home yesterday, and I was crying again, but this time it was because I was thinking of my mom who passed away two years ago, and was able to really go home for Christmas. Wow Christmas in heaven has got to be the biggest party ever! :)
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The Judds and Beautiful Star of Bethlehem is by far my favorite but I also really enjoy (for winter in general) The Glee clubs version of Baby, It's Cold Outside! So This Is Christmas by John Lennon is also a favorite!




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Old 12-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #39
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My favorite Christmas song is "The Little Drummer Boy." I love the oldie by the Simeon Choir, but I also love Bob Seger's version.

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Little Drummer Boy- Harry Simeone Choir - YouTube

Bob Seger
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Little drummer boy - YouTube
I am afraid this beautiful song received the Childrenese version in my household when the children were really small. Their version? Rump a bump bump became "Ruba my bum." We never corrected them. They would figure it out for themselves when they got older.
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Just found this classic! I remember a pile of us cramming into the TV room at the University dorms to watch the Bing Crosby show, just for this moment.

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