My favourite Christmas song is Mistletoe and Wine, cos I am a great Cliff Richard fan.
Silent Night/ Six o'clock News by Simon and Garfunkel.
The beauty of the hymn and the contradiction of the days World news just puts things in perspective.
I thought I had posted this but it vanished so I suppose when I do this one it will appear twice.
very nice choice bogman
i would have to go for the troika from prokofiev's lt kije suite.
i've always loved prokofiev's music - as a kid peter and the wolf, as a soppy adolescent romeo and juliet.
second place john lennon.
I'm not a big fan of Cristmas records, most are empty, money making twaddle. Thats why I select, Greg Lake, I Belive In Father Christmas.closey
followd by John Lennon, Merry Xmas [War Is Over]
Both songs have meaning and make you think.
Hi Andy, I agree with your choice of John Lennon, I like that one. I guess you are right, people do buy them simply because it's Christmas.Don't you like Christmas? Or. is it just the records and the fact that they are money spinners? My mam, loved all the Christmas records, like me she loved music. Whatever the time of year there was always music playing in our house where I grew up. I used to go back home a lot just to sit and remember my mam and dad, but like my birth home and my parents, it's all gone now, new, more modern houses have been built where I used to roam. A lot of the heather covered moors have been built on too. Still,I will always have my memories. I reckon I inherited my love of music from my mam, unlike my brother who still loves heavy metal, and he is in his 60's! Still mustn't be maudling, life goes on, and I have beautiful memories of home, And I am very happy with my life, I enjoy every minute of every day because I have my music and a lovely family. Sorry, Andy , I tend to diverse. Cheers Blue Angel. p.s. Thank you for the music!
My favorite is A Wean in a Manger - I know its not right, but it blends in so well that no-one else notices and I have a little chortle to myself.
Flying Pickets Only You. I can tolerate it more than most, and most find it bleeding annoying.
Joy to the World - If I had a wish come true it would be this. If 'If and buts were candy and nuts we would all have a wonderful christmas'
I used to be all afluent and stuff and shun the poor folks who made feel guilty . Now thanks to DA's I am on the side of the poor and destitute. And I must say inducing guilt in the well off is great fun. Thanks DA's for a wonderful capatalist free sparse christmas. No toys, no food, no skiing trips to lapland. Just the hope and wonder of the miracle of christmas and some sprouts I begged from a weathly landowner who took pity of me in my callipers (Note to self:I'll need to give them back),
Goad Blesh Us Everyone,`
Oh Holy Night - sung in English by Charlotte Church & Placido Domingo, or in Spoanish by Andrea Bocelli. Reason - its about the spiritual nature of Christmas i.e. the birth of Jesus.
Flying in the Air (from the Snowman) - sung by Aled Jones. Reason -brings back childhood memories of Christmas with the snow, snowman, and Santa, and the magic of Christmas.
Hi Eck, Thanks for making me laugh, a WEAN in a manger,never heard that one before.Blue Angel
Blue Angel. I don't mind christmas,[at chistmas time that is,]
But I think It's been hijacked by the stores etc as a way
of making even more profit,the whole thing is just too
commercialised for my taste. By the time cristmas day
gets here, I'm already fed up with it.
Rant over, My favouite carol is Silent Night, Beautiful
melody, I always try to play it on my guitar this time of year.
One year I might do it justice. Reminds me of singing descant
in the church choir many,many years ago.
O Holy Night or Once in Royal David's City - makes your hairs stand on end when sung by a choir!
In primary school I was taught Silent Night in German. Not for any reason in particular. I'm sure this was the same teacher who made each person she caught talking during story telling time stand behind her and when she finished the story, one by one turned them over her knee and spanked them till they cried, including the heedie and the janitor was round twice.
I was going to go on about how it may have affected some of the pervert celebs who weren't classmates. But I'll leave it there...
I remember two songs that Harry Belafonte sang and I think they were both released at Christmas time. Mary's Boy Child and Scarlet Ribbons,then there was the Little Drummer Boy and Little Jimmy Brown. I am sure they will be on You Tube.
Oh! and Little Donkey.
Zat you Santa by Louis Armstrong also rings my Christmas bell as does Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt.
Why? Well they were played by my parents at Christmas so they evoke memories of simpler times.
My question is why they dont sound the same for the other eleven months of the year?
probably for the same reason the liqueur you loved on holiday tastes like nail varnish remover at home.
My favourite xmas song is "The power of Love"by "Frankie goes to Hollywood".Though some may debate whether or not it should be classed as a xmas song,to me it is.
I just love the melancholy feel to it,just stirs me inside.My Wife and I met the year it came out,1984.LOVE is powerful,combined with other emotions,especially at xmas time.
Wishing you all a Love filled xmas
I agree with Titan on the love theme so here are my choices:-
Pop - Caravan of Love the House Martins
Carol - In the Deep Mid-Winter
David Essex - winters tail
Some dirge about keeping your bum warm
Agree with bleak mid-winter. Although bleak doesn't begin to cover it.
Sorry to disappoint you Eck, but the song you refer to is called "A Winter's TALE".
Ah poor misguided Angle,how is as story going to keep a bum warm.
Its all in the lyrics
It was only a winters tail,
just another winters tail
but it kept my bum warm
blaa blaa blaa-bity blaa