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    Default What's your favorite Christmas SONG/CAROL?

    Thought of this after seeing the "favorite Christmas movie" thread. I am not religious but really do love some religious Christmas songs like O Holy Night. It gives me shivers. Also whatever the one is with Glooooooooooooooooooooria. In Excelcis Deo.

    My quirky favorite is December Will Be Magic Again by Kate Bush.

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    Silent Night.
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    Overall favorite in tune and words is Joy to the World. Mannheim Steamroller's version of Silent Night brings me to tears. More "current", Mary Do You Know?, sobering.
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    Judy Garland singing Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - so heartbreaking and poignant.

    My favourite 'traditional' Christmas carol is The Holly and the Ivy.
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    I'm also with Judy Garland's "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" for secular songs... for traditional, also get shivers from "O Holy Night," and "Silent Night" is just lovely.

    But I also love "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch." That's just so much fun. (:


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    Gaudete; as performed by Anuna. If you've never heard it I highly recommend it.

    Instrumental Christmas Eve Sarajevo right behind it.
    Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
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    Little Drummer Boy. That's a Xmas song, right? Religious connotations aside, I just love the sounds of the song, with the "rum pa pum pum" in the background and the way the notes get higher.
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    Most of the traditional ones, but O Come Little Children is a particular favourite as is Silent Night.
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    Carol of the Bells, sans singing.
    Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt
    The Christmas Song by Bing Crosby



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    Hallelujah Chorus
    White Christmas
    Joy to the World


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    O Little Town of Bethlehem is my favorite hymn.

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    "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"

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    My high school choir traditionally sings a version of Silent Night every year and it is absolutely beautiful.

    My favorite fun Christmas song is Let It Snow.



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    I'll Be Home For Christmas, which brings me to tears, and two by Sinatra - Mistletoe and Holly, and The Christmas Waltz. Gorgeous.



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    Sacred: Silent Night, in Hawaiian.
    Secular: Who Comes This Night? by James Taylor
    Humor: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
    The 12 Pains of Christmas ("You're so smart, YOU RIG UP THE LIGHTS!")


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    Hymns: Away In a Manger, Once in Royal David City (I always get the chills hearing the first solo verse), and O Little Town of Bethlehem.

    Songs: We wish you a merry Christmas

    Humour: Grandma got run over by a reindeer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoZ View Post
    Also whatever the one is with Glooooooooooooooooooooria. In Excelcis Deo.
    That's "Angels We Have Heard on High," which I like as well.

    Religious songs, O Come O Come Emmanuel, What Child is This?, and Go Tell it on the Mountain.

    Secular, Rockin Around the Christmas Tree, Carol of the Bells, and Feliz Navidad. Also really like the instrumental "Setting the Trap" from Home Alone.
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    "I Want a Hippopatamus for Christmas" is soooo classic! First Place in the Humor Division

    How to pick just one... If I had to it would be Greensleeves. I love the tune, and I love the traditional version as well as the "What Child is This" lyrics.

    Second favorite would be God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Obviously, I love the olde English carols...

    "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is probably my most favorite contemporary one no matter who sings it. I don't even think Judy Garland's version is the best, but it's very good.

    "We Need a Little Christmas" always gets me in the mood:
    For I've grown a little leaner,
    Grown a little colder,
    Grown a little sadder,
    Grown a little older...

    Religious (and I'm not even religious): Oh Come Oh Come Emanuel. The more Gregorian you get it the better I like it.

    Ochestral: Trans Siberian Orchestra's Christmas Eve Sarajevo
    And there is a version of the Carol of the Bells out there that I hear all the time and I have never been able to figure out who recorded it.

    And Straight No Chaser's 12 Days of Christmas deserves some mention. I prefer the live version.

    My favorite Chirstmas Album is Sarah Mclachlan's Winter Song. It is haunting and sad and I love it. Especially Song for a Winter's Night

    Hmmm... I really love Christmas music.
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