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#1 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 10, 2020 - 7:07 am

So SiriusXM has started adding their Christmas radio stations on the radios and even more of them online. So it made me think.

 

What are some of your favorite songs to listen to during the holiday's?

 

A few of mine are:

 

I'll be home for Christmas (Frank Sinatra version) https://www.youtube....h?v=tItGjgFZpjk

Christmas in Hollis (Run D.M.C.) https://www.youtube....h?v=OR07r0ZMFb8

Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Bruce Springsteen) https://www.youtube....h?v=76WFkKp8Tjs

 

I have other but these are a few of my all time favorites. Attached some Youtube links in case you want to listen. :)



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Posted Nov 10, 2020 - 8:58 am

I have so many "favorites"!  But, if I had to pick just a few, they would be:

 

Mary Did You Know (that last line is SO powerful!). https://youtu.be/NGw8holYZr0

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. I totally didn't appreciate that one when I was younger, but I just love the message more and more now. https://youtu.be/zCOR4e-aiaY

 

I also love Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton's I Believe in Santa Claus.  https://youtu.be/e01P7dQ14XE

 

And so many more!



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Posted Nov 10, 2020 - 9:25 am

My favorite is the same one I share every year: the full length version of Snoopy's Chr-stmas by The Royal Guardsmen, including the story tribute to The Chr-stmas Truce of 1914 at the very beginning.


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Posted Nov 10, 2020 - 1:50 pm

I like the 12 pains of Christmas .... I think that’s the name of it...... rigging up the lights! Lol one goes out they all go out.... lol
https://youtu.be/yasSkqJBytk

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Posted Nov 10, 2020 - 1:55 pm

Ray stevens - Santa Claus is watching you

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
I always love the classics Rat pack, Burl Ives, Elvis ones.....

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Posted Nov 10, 2020 - 6:55 pm

Well, being clergy, I like traditional hymns. I especially like the Christmas hymns that don't get sung very often: The Huron Carol (especially in the Huron language), Of the Father's Love Begotten, Lulee Lulay, Hallelujah Chorus etc.

But I admit, I get very excited and turn the radio up every time I hear I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas or Dominic The Donkey.

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Posted Nov 12, 2020 - 8:25 am

Mary did you know is my all time favorite.

 

There is a song where a little girl sings Happy Birthday Jesus and it is my everything

 

I like the Mariah Carey Christmas CD... You know the one she messed up on live TV.....yep

 

Temptations - Silent Night

 

Etc 


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Posted Nov 12, 2020 - 8:37 am

Ray stevens - Santa Claus is watching you

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
I always love the classics Rat pack, Burl Ives, Elvis ones.....

When my son was little (probably 4 or 5) he told me to quit playing that song. It's "kinda creepy, Mom". LOL.      He got a letter from Santa that year, and Santa totally agreed with him that the song is "kinda creepy". :)

 

Of course, it's still on MY Christmas playlist though :).



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Posted Nov 12, 2020 - 4:28 pm

Dolly Parton-  Hard Candy Christmas

 

I have always loved this song..but for me this year it rings on an emotional level true beyond measure.



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Posted Nov 12, 2020 - 4:47 pm

When my son was little (probably 4 or 5) he told me to quit playing that song. It's "kinda creepy, Mom". LOL. He got a letter from Santa that year, and Santa totally agreed with him that the song is "kinda creepy". :)

Of course, it's still on MY Christmas playlist though :).


That is funny! Now that I think about it; it is kinda creepy!

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Posted Nov 12, 2020 - 4:50 pm

One of my favorites:
Run Run Rudolph (Luke Bryan)
https://m.youtube.co...h?v=YGaGbSQfAko

My husband's favorite: Pretty Paper (Kenny Chesney and Willie Nelson)
https://m.youtube.co...h?v=v24ls09mAe4

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Posted Nov 12, 2020 - 6:38 pm

One of my favorites:
Run Run Rudolph (Luke Bryan)
https://m.youtube.co...h?v=YGaGbSQfAko

My husband's favorite: Pretty Paper (Kenny Chesney and Willie Nelson)
https://m.youtube.co...h?v=v24ls09mAe4

With Willie you have to question what type of paper he is talking about. :)



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Posted Nov 13, 2020 - 6:59 am

With Willie you have to question what type of paper he is talking about. :)

We all know the only type of paper that Willie touches.....LOL



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Posted Nov 13, 2020 - 8:29 am

My favorite is After December Slips Away. It’s a beautiful song about keeping the spirit all year round.

Donny Osmond does my favorite version of it.

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Posted Nov 13, 2020 - 8:57 pm

While not my favorite Chr-stmas song, I do love Greg Lake's I Believe in Father Chr-stmas. While it is still a bit early for me to start listening to holiday music, when I read that the Greg Lake YouTube channel released a restored 4K video of the song yesterday, I had to go watch it.

As far as I can tell, the audio was not remastered or altered in anyway, so it is the same version that I have loved, but in a pristine video. Every other version I have seen prior to this has been blurry. What a treat to come upon.


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Posted Nov 19, 2020 - 12:33 pm

Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives is probably my favorite. I grew up watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Rankin Bass with Mr Ives at The Snowman.



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Posted Nov 26, 2020 - 12:29 am

Tough question. I'd go with either Darlene Love's Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) or River by Joni Mitchell. Honorable mention to The Pretenders' version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.



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Posted Nov 30, 2020 - 10:00 pm

I actually have two albums that basically live on repeat in my car once Black Friday arrives: TobyMac’s “Christmas in Diverse City” and MercyMe’s “The Christmas Sessions”. There are other songs I enjoy and appreciate (like Hallelujah Chorus) but these albums really help keep me in the spirit of the season.

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Posted Dec 1, 2020 - 6:06 am

I actually have two albums that basically live on repeat in my car once Black Friday arrives: TobyMac’s “Christmas in Diverse City” and MercyMe’s “The Christmas Sessions”. There are other songs I enjoy and appreciate (like Hallelujah Chorus) but these albums really help keep me in the spirit of the season.

Our car has been on the SiriusXM Holiday stations since they started. :)



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Posted Dec 2, 2020 - 12:46 pm

I love Mary Did You Know when sung by anyone, but especially when Pentatonix sings it. I also like Holly Jolly Christmas, just because I love the way my older son sang it when he was little.



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Posted Dec 17, 2020 - 12:17 am

This year - this one is my favorite:

 

I'm Not Ready For Christmas

Artist: Alicia Witt


Another summer's gone
don’t know where it went
i can’t believe
it’s that time of year again

winter's closing in
some kinda messed up time
the calendar begins its race to
December 25

i’m not ready for Christmas
don’t need a gift list
don’t give a sxxt how many shopping days are
left this holiday season
give me one reason
i should believe it’s ever gonna change and
why should i be merry
when every January
i come back so very
broken hearted
i’m not ready for Christmas
i think i’ll skip this one and
santa i will see you next year

got my blue jeans on
no need for red and green
go rock your light up hat
i’m not tryna make a scene

it just occurs to me
the Grinch was not so mean
he had a point or two
i think he’dve liked me

i’m not ready for Christmas
not gonna listen
don’t even ask me cuz i’m telling you i’m
not unpacking my tinsel
putting up mistle-
toe this year i’m gonna kiss it goodbye
and i don’t wanna tree or
any company it’s
never how i dream it
white or otherwise
i’m not ready for Christmas
won’t even miss this yule tide
peace on earth
i’ll see you next time

i’m done with wrapping boxes
buying things that no one wanted
trying on my own to save the day

while dad plays cards and bro reads verses
mom’s in tears between the curses
i need a fxxxxxg holiday

i’m not ready for Christmas
don’t need a gift list
give me your stockings and i’ll stuff em for ya
i’m not ready for sleigh bells
2 months of carols
playing from galway bay to California
and i’m not makin nog
or dressin up the dogs
you can keep your yule log
i’m still burned out
i’m not ready for Christmas
i think i’ll sit this out
and maybe i will see you next year


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Posted Dec 23, 2020 - 3:11 pm

I'm liking this one

 






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