Favorite unique Christmas songs...

thavoice

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2010 was turned onto this song.

Fairytale of New York by the Pogues featuring Kristy McCall.

You're welcome.
 

Zunardo

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Timeless as ever. Are all the advertising people represented here? Everyone except Amalgamated Cheese!

 

BlackHawk

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I know this is a favorite songs thread, but I have to rant a bit. My least favorite and most hated Christmas song is "Last Christmas". All 500+ versions: Wham!, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepson, Justin Beaver, Bing Crosby, Elvis, Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Lawrence Welk, Glenn Miller, Deep Purple or Johann Pachelbel ("in D").

Try to do a little Christmas shopping without hearing this irritating song in a store or on the radio. Enough already. :(
 

eastisbest

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I know this is a favorite songs thread, but I have to rant a bit. My least favorite and most hated Christmas song is "Last Christmas". All 500+ versions: Wham!, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepson, Justin Beaver, Bing Crosby, Elvis, Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Lawrence Welk, Glenn Miller, Deep Purple or Johann Pachelbel ("in D").

Try to do a little Christmas shopping without hearing this irritating song in a store or on the radio. Enough already. :(
Celebrities trying to make it seem cool.
 

chs1971

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I know this is a favorite songs thread, but I have to rant a bit. My least favorite and most hated Christmas song is "Last Christmas". All 500+ versions: Wham!, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepson, Justin Beaver, Bing Crosby, Elvis, Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Lawrence Welk, Glenn Miller, Deep Purple or Johann Pachelbel ("in D").

Try to do a little Christmas shopping without hearing this irritating song in a store or on the radio. Enough already. :(
Last Christmas was written in 1984. Seems odd that so many dead people recorded it.
 

Purplemojo

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Lyrics are standard, but the singing, guitar solos and arrangement knock it out of the park. Joan Jetts' Little Drummer Boy.


Also, a bit laid back but I have always loved John Denver's Christmas for Cowboys.


Hard to beat the Kinks though. Kudos to bob22
 
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BlackHawk

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I'm thinking BlackHawk might have meant "White Christmas".
"White Christmas" is a classic.

"Last Christmas" gets on my nerve. Yes, I know it was a Wham! song from the eighties. I was just joking about some of the older artists... it just seems like everybody has a version of the sappy "Last Christmas".
 

ohiopup

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Not an actual Christmas song, but apropos for the season;
...it always reminded me of Ideal's 'Mr.Machine.

From 1967 Snoopy's Christmas
~ based on their previous #2 hit(Snoopy vs. The Red Baron) and
inspired by an actual event during WW-I: The Christmas truce of 1914.

background ...

:>---

SALT
 

hubman

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As I tend to say on here, in my neighborhood, This Christmas by Howard University's Donny Hathaway is always a hit!


Someday at Christmas by Stevie Wonder


And anything off the Temptations Christmas album

 

Zunardo

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As I tend to say on here, in my neighborhood, This Christmas by Howard University's Donny Hathaway is always a hit!
Was very surprised to find out he released this in 1970. I think I first heard it in the early 1980's on a local station we didn't play "in my neighborhood", lol, but it pushed all the presents-and-pumpkin-pie buttons for me right away. It's the only modern-era Christmas song I have in my upper pantheon.

No covers, please - it's Hathaway or the highway.
 
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Purplemojo

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SNL Christmas carols. From the very first season with the quirky "Winter Wonder Land" I was hooked on their Christmas songs. The one with Jimmy Fallon is strangely addictive. I don't know what it is about it but I cannot help but watch it. The Tonto, Frankenstein and and Tarzan and the" Christmas for the Jews" are so politically incorrect that they are hilarious.




 
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