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The Annual Question- What's your favorite (and least favorite)Christmas Carol?
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So what is it kids?

Is it the happy secular Santa Claus based carols?

Irving Berlin's "White Christmas?"

The religious? The joyous? The mysterious?







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Ack! Xmas!!! Fast forward!!!

Ah well. I'll say

Cheech & Chong's "Santa Claus & his Old Lady" skit along with Burl Ives' "Mr. Grinch" and Da Yoopers' "Rusty Chevrolet" are my faves. Parodies are my kind of Xmas toons.

As for what's being played in the stores-- NO! Makes me want to hide in the lingerie department and strangle random passersby with bras.

Religious? Urfh... I tend to avoid Xtian stuff because it reminds me of Midnight Mass when I was in choir and it was hard to keep awake (especially in the old church which had no place for the choir to sit).

I had a mini celebration for the feast days of St. Juan Diego and the Virgin of Guadalupe on the 9th and the 12th but I don't know any songs...

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well, i don't really have a favourite...maybe away in a manger because it's about cows Razz

i don't like the tone of "war is over". it always makes me feel bad about my self:
"and so this is christmas, and what have YOU done???"

...i didn't do anything! 0.0 *cries*

it is a pretty good song though.

then there's the "santa never made it into darwin..." one, about a hurricane that ripped through darwin one christmas. "...a big wind came and blew the town away."

no one likes to hear that after a nice christmas meal. o.o

ooh, i really like "have yourself a merry little christmas". it just seems to be nice, but not overly cheery. plus it talks about the fates Smile

and i like how in "little drummer boy", all they want from him is a song, *sniff*, it gets me all choked up Smile. spare a thought for the wisemen though: "a song? a song!!? I could have done that!Mad"

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O Holy Night.

I was singing it today as I was walking through the shops. People were smiling.

I also like O Little Town Of Bethlehem.

The Os have it for me.

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I confess, when it comes to christmas carols - let alone songs - , I'm a total cretin. I mostly hate 'em, only in different degrees.

Ah..., hang on, I tell a lie. There's one by Henry Purcell. It's a duet for Baritone and Alto from a christmas mass for the court of Charles II. 'A Child Onto Us Is Born'. Quite beautiful, I must confess.
Oh, and a few other pieces by Baroque composers.

I know, I know, I'm a frightful snob, but you DID ask. Wink

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o holy night .. probably b/c it's my mom's fave

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Okie:

my roommate KC's favorite: The Hippopotamus Song...you know, the one where the kid wants a hippo for X-mas

her least favorite: Jingle Bells

Gabber's favorite: Santa Baby
her least favorite: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

MY favorite: tie between Breath of Heaven, a original song by Amy Grant and Do You Hear What I Hear? I also really like O Holy Night & Sleigh Ride too. Smile

My least favorite: Twelve Days of Christmas & Let It Snow. Bleh. Razz

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My favorite is Carol of the Bells and usually just the instrumental though the right vocal arrangement works too. I like the dark and mysterious music which means I also like God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, O Holy Night and O Little Town of Bethlehem.

I also love Sleigh Ride because it is such a visceral piece of music. You hear the horses, you hear the bells. With a good trumpet section you hear the horses whinny.

My least favorite is The Little Drummer Boy. Maybe because it's usually delivered by some precious, off-key tot. Maybe I just find it cloying.





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what if i've only just listened to the lyrics of "do you see what i see?" and it's quite nice also?

...heh, sorry Roll Eyes

i like how everything has a voice, and how it starts out with the wind, and ends up with a king. it's very cool. plus there's a talking lamb Big Grin

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There's one by Henry Purcell. It's a duet for Baritone and Alto from a christmas mass for the court of Charles II. 'A Child Onto Us Is Born'.
I may have the wrong end of the stick here, but did you mean 'A Child UNTO Us Is Born'?

If it's supposed to be 'Onto' that is certainly one Christmas Carol I wouldn't mind hearing. Wink

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"Do you hear what I hear." Oh yeah. gotta love it. Starts out soft, then builds then climaxes. My kind of song. I dunno why but it kinda reminds me of Ravel's Bolero.

"Carol of the Bells" for the same reason.

"Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming" and "Little Drummer Boy": i love the messages. Jesus was cool, even if I'm not a Xian.

And "Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella": that's just sweet. i love it. i love Christmas.Big Grin

There's a really cool song called "The Birthday Party of the King" that I love. A baritone named Robert Merril sang it on his CD. Beautiful.Smile

Bruce Springsteen's "Santa Claus is comin to town." I just love him!

Least favorite? Jingle Bells, I saw Mommy Kissin Santa Claus, Santa Baby, the Twelve Days of Christmas.




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Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt
Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives
 
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