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    MY TVC 1 5 SeaniBu's Avatar
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    Question Favorite Holiday song?

    Mine has a tendency to change every year - although Silent Night is always in the top (most versions except Stevie Nicks) but this year it is "Colorado Christmas" again from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. they mention my home in it, so it always comes back as a favorite.

    What is yours?????

    It really hit home when I was living in Santa Barbara, CA

    Looking out the window of this hollywood hotel,
    You'd never know that it was christmas eve.
    The billboards and the neon took the place of silver bells,
    And the temperature is 84 degrees.
    I can hear the traffic on the crowded strip below
    As the palm trees poke their heads above the scene
    Theres not a single reindeer and it hardly ever snows,
    And santa drives a rolls royce limosine.

    But all along the rockies you can feel it in the air
    From Telluride to Boulder down below
    The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere
    Is a quiet christmas morning in the colorado snow

    I remember christmases when I was just a boy
    In the morning I would run to see the tree.
    And the carolers on the hillside sang their songs of christmas joy
    Well, I always thought they sang them just for me.
    Now the sun is setting in the california sky
    And I cant find the spirit anywhere
    So I think its time for me to tell los angeles goodbye
    Im going back home to look for christmas there

    But all along the rockies you can feel it in the air
    From telluride to boulder down below
    The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere
    Is a quiet christmas morning in the colorado snow
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    "I have a little Dreidel, I made it out of clay" - that one was always my favorite

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    Mine is Vince Vance's All I Want For Christmas Is You.

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    My favorite rollicking anti-war Christmas song.....

    Stop the Cavalry

    Hey, Mr. Churchill comes over here
    to say we're doing splendidly
    But it's very cold out here in the snow,
    marching to win from the enemy
    Oh I say it's tough,I have had enough
    Can you stop the cavalry?
    I have had to fight, almost every night
    down throughout these centuries
    That is when I say, oh yes yet again
    Can you stop the cavalry?
    Mary Bradley waits at home
    in the nuclear fall-out zone
    Wish I could be dancing now
    in the arms of the girl I love
    (Chorus):
    Dub a dub a dum dum
    Dub a dub a dum
    Dub a dum dum dub a dub
    Dub a dub a dum
    Dub a dub a dum dum
    Dub a dub a dum
    Dub a dum dum dub a dub
    Dub a dub a dum
    Wish I was at home for Christmas
    Bang! That's another bomb on another town
    While Luzar and Jim have tea
    If I get home, live to tell the tale
    I'll run for all presidencies
    If I get elected I'll stop - I will stop the cavalry
    (Refrain)
    Wish I could be dancing now
    in the arms of the girl I love
    Mary Bradley waits at home
    She has been waiting 2 years long
    Wish I was at home for Christmas

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    I have two:

    Silent Night
    Santa Baby (Eartha Kitt version)

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    Light One Candle (Chanukah song) - Peter, Paul, & Mary

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    I love holiday music! I have a few favorites...

    Little Drummer Boy (all versions)

    Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth by Bing Crosby and David Bowie

    Mary's Boy Child by All 4 One

    Carol of the Bells along with most anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Kenny G

    The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole

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    My favorite CD is Portrait of Christmas by the Carpenters. It brings back so many memories.

    My favorite individual song is Mary Did You Know.

    Dee

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    Mary Did You Know by Mark Lowry (though Clay Aiken's Version is just as stunning)
    I also love Todd Agnew's new Christmas song "Did You Know" which is similar to Mary Did You Know but is talking to Christ... in fact all of his new Christmas songs are pretty incredible
    and then O Holy Night Josh Groban rocks that one out!

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    I have two...

    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - all versions, but LOVE Judy Garland's the best.

    Last Night I Spent Another Lonely Christmas by Prince... (Only Prince could make depression & drinking an appropriate Christmas song... )

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    "Children, Go Where I Send Thee" - the Cissy Houston version is the one I know. It always makes me get up and dance around in delight like an idiot. "Whatcha gonna call that pretty little baby?"

    And Joy to the World - pretty much any version

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwanford Wife View Post
    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - all versions, but LOVE Judy Garland's the best.
    Yes! It's one of my all time favorites, too, but only Judy's recording can still choke me up.
    Other secular favorites are "White Christmas" and "Santa Baby". My favorite religious carol is "Oh, Holy Night", specifically as sung by Jon Anderson (of Yes) and Sandra Crouch (the gospel singer).
    Happy holidays everyone!
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    Rave

    PS: This year's Christmas parody is posted here: http://www.amiright.com/parody/2000s/kttunstall5.shtml
    Enjoy!

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    I just went to that sight and saw the Kinks album and it reminded me of "Father Christmas, give us your money.." Another great song IMO. And the Judy Garland HYAMLC

    I also love the Christmas song with Mel Torme in particular.

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    O Holy Night. My favourite version is by LeAnn Rimes. I also like Andy Williams doing "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year", and Sarah McLachlan's new version of "The First Noel". Silent Night, Mary's Boy Child ans Silver Bells are also good.

    For more modern songs, I've always loved John Lennon's "Happy Xmas", and the Band-Aid hit "Do they know it's Christmas".

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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvtodd View Post
    Light One Candle (Chanukah song) - Peter, Paul, & Mary
    That is also one of my favorites. Have you heard the Klezmatics doing Woody Guthrie's Chanukah songs?

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