Holiday songs - Best and Worst

Krista - posted on 12/14/2011 ( 57 moms have responded )

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Well, we've all been hearing lots of holiday songs floating around (those of you who work in retail are probably starting to feel pretty stabby right about now).

What's your fave holiday song?

And what's the holiday song that makes you so cranky, you make the Grinch look like Mary freaking Poppins?

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Ashley - posted on 12/16/2011

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Baby it's Cold outside done my Dean Martin is one of my all time favorites! but the other versions annoy me.

Medic - posted on 12/14/2011

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I absolutely HATE all christmas music. The only ones I can possibly stomach is anything by the chipmonks because my kids think it is utterly HI-larious.

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As of today, I hate all Christmas songs. If I hear one more, I might throw up. I was a trooper though, listened to them all over and over all weekend, thank goodness I have 364 days until I have to put myself through that again!

Tammy - posted on 12/25/2011

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My faves are: " It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas", "Santa Baby", "I'll be home for Christmas", etc, etc.
My 3 year old daughter's fave is "Jingle Bells" (especially the Batman version.LOL). I have to sing it to her every night recently, before bedtime and she dances to it. :)

Jayce - posted on 12/17/2011

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Favs: That Spirit of Christmas - Ray Charles
Happy Christams (War is Over) - John Lennon
Chritmas Vacation Theme
Carol of the Bells - Trans Siberian Orchestra
Little Drummer Boy - Lonestar
Do You Hear What I Hear - Matrina McBride
Mele Kalikimaka - Burl Ives
Mary's Boy Child - Boney M.
Do They Know it's Christmas - Band Aid

I don't like I'll Be Home For Christmas or Santa Baby

Merry - posted on 12/16/2011

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I like most Christmas song, specificly old Christian hymns. But I hate it when people screw with the originals, making slow songs fast, changing around words or stuff like that. If you want a new song, write one! Don't re do the classics!

My fav cd is nsynch Christmas album or transiberian orchestra or many Christian Christmas CDs Anying josh groan sings is simply amazing!



I don't mind all the funny secular songs but they do get old if I hear them more then once!



'Santa baby' is a porno song!

Rosie - posted on 12/16/2011

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christmas song by dave matthews is beautiful, it's definitely one of my fav's. i also love elvis' santa claus is back in town. there's also a song by nat king cole that i really like, can't remember what it's called though..oh and burl ives holly jolly christmas.
i hate mariah carey's christmas shit, whams last christmas, and john lennons christmas song

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 12/16/2011

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Debb, I heard it last night on my way to Brownies and I wanted to scream! It's annoying.

Michele - posted on 12/15/2011

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Thought of a few more: love Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Manheim Steamroller. Also love Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten (I have a version sung by a boys choir that I adore).
And I agree Christmas shoes is just too much glurge.
I heard Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelburg on Christmas station and laughed. So not Christmas music to me.

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I utterly HATE The Christmas Shoes song. It's really a lousy song. It's forcing a message. Also, it's describing a rather common scam. I think it's a bunch of pap.

For religious hymns, I'm always partial to Panis Angelicus. For religious songs, it would be Oh Holy Night. For secular music, I just LOVE Rockin Around the Christmas Tree.

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Favorite: Amy Grant's version of Sleigh Bells
Worst: Any version of Santa Baby. That sounds like porn theme music to me, I freakin' HATE it.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 12/15/2011

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That is probably one of the dumbest songs ever! And now you have it stuck in my head Elfrieda

Elfrieda - posted on 12/15/2011

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Now that "last Christmas I gave you my heart" song is running through my head! Ahhh, I hate that song, too.

Michele - posted on 12/15/2011

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Oh, and I am in a choir doing a gospel version of "joy to the world". Normally I don't like when they mess with traditional arrangements but this one is fun!

Michele - posted on 12/15/2011

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@Elfreda - the original "Santa Baby" was Eartha Kitt although Madonna did a version (love the first, hate the latter)

O come, o come , Emmanuel is one of my favorites. Sting's Gabriels Message, Mary did you know? and Lorena McKinnett's version of "God rest ye merry gentlemen" = love
hate: Last Christmas I gave you my heart song, Paul Mccartney song (don't remember title since I turn it off every time).
Oh and also love David Bowie and Bing Crosby!

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 12/15/2011

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I loved Osama got Run over by a Reindeer when it came out. Also here comes Menopause which is done to Here comes Santa Clause.

Nice classics- O Holy Night and People Look East.

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The Little Drummer Boy... I forget who does it that I like the best (I 'think' it's 4Him) cuz I can't find that cd. :( I do have a pretty good version on the Christmas cd (a WOW one) that I have, but it's not quite the same.

Joy To The World and Go Tell It On The Mountain... both done how much church does it. ;)

What A Strange Way To Save The World... also forget who does it, but I love that song.

And on the funny side... Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer ;)

Don't know what stuff I don't like....

Ashley - posted on 12/15/2011

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wanted to Add love Elvis ladies... my mom is an addict lol. and carol of the bells I have to hear it NOW! :P

Ashley - posted on 12/15/2011

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I ♥ anything by Charlie Pride, and petty much anything that is a classic oldie, I also love the religious songs even though I am not religious at all... God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman is my favorite to belt out.

I HATE 6 white bloomers(?) i turn it off if it comes on... and I dislike trashy pop versions of classics

Elfrieda - posted on 12/15/2011

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I love most of the carols, like Joy to the World, O Holy Night, O Come Immanuel.

I don't know who sings it (Marilyn Monroe? Did she sing? Anyway, breathy female.), but "Santa Baby... I want a mink, a ring, a yaht, hurry down my chimney tonight" is one that either I find incredibly catchy and hilariously creepy, or so annoying I want to stab my brain. But this November I heard a MAN singing it, and it was soooo creepy that it has been ruined for me forever. It gets my inner feminist all riled up. :)

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I know lots of people like this song, but I HATE IT.... John Lennon's "Happy Christmas (war is over)" I HATE IT!!!!! I hate it... I...hate...it.........

Sylvia - posted on 12/14/2011

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My lists are going to be multicultural ;)

Love love love:
Sussex Carol
In the Bleak Midwinter
Personent Hodie
Adeste Fideles
Noël Nouvelet
The First Nowell
Ma'oz Tsur
Mi Yemaleil
S'vivon
Once in Royal David's City

Hate hate hate:
Carol of the Drum (aka Little Drummer Boy)
Here Comes Santa Claus
All I Want for Christmas Is ... (there are two different songs that start like this; I hate 'em both.)
I Have a Little Dreidl
that stupid-ass Paul McCartney Christmas song that everybody plays all the time
Up on the Housetop
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus ::barf::
I'll Be Home for Christmas
that one that starts "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..."

Mary - posted on 12/14/2011

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Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives, as well as almost all of the songs from those Rankin/Bass Christmas Special from the late 60's that I loved as a child - and still do!



My all-time favorite, though, has to be the Bing Crosby/David Bowie duet of The Little Drummer boy and Peace on Earth. It moves me to tears every damned time I hear it.



Most annoying? Grandma got run over by a reindeer.

Minnie - posted on 12/14/2011

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UGH Krista now you've got it stuck in my head! "simply having a wonderful Christmas time."

*barf*

Wait add Feliz Navidad to my hated list too.

Minnie - posted on 12/14/2011

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Yup Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas is on my list of most hated, as is the Chipmunks one.



My favorites are instrumentals from The Nutcracker and probably the jazzy sleigh ride version. And O Holy Night. Love that one.



See I love Blue Christmas. :)

Tam - posted on 12/14/2011

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Oh yes, Liz, I am definitely not an Elvis fan.

And my cleaning song is Bawitdaba.

Lady Heather - posted on 12/14/2011

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There aren't many I don't love. Christmas songs are awesome. My all time favourite is Ella singing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. The ones I really can't stand are any rendition of the Little Drummer Boy and any rendition of I'll Have A Blue Christmas but especially that effing Porky Pig version. Why the hell would I want to hear a cartoon pig sing about his depressing and lonely Christmas? I don't get it.

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No not a single Mariah Carey song will ever be played in the walls of my house!!!!!!

My secret song to sing while cleaning is * starts singing out loud* ~ And Iiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeiiiiiiii will always looovvvveeee yoooooouuuuuuu~ I was picking in a vineyard one day and started singing it, I was the entertainment for the rest of the day with that song. hahahaha.

Tam - posted on 12/14/2011

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I absolutely love "Yes, Virginia, There's a Santa Claus" by Anne Hampton Callaway. And though I'm not religious, I like "O Holy Night" by John Berry. And anything from Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

I hate songs like "All I Want for Christmas" and many of the contemporary songs. And I detest anything Elvis did.

Charlie - posted on 12/14/2011

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not Mariah Carey in general ????
how do you do your housework without secretly singing into your vaccuum " and then a her0 comes aloooooong" *waves finger all over the place*

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Krista will hate me!
Santa clause is coming to town by the Boss is one of my favourites.
Six white boomers, Rolf Harris.

I don't really hate any songs but Mariah Carey shits me so any of her remakes.

Charlie - posted on 12/14/2011

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Ok I have to admit Gaga's xmas album sounds good and jazzy and her voice is amazing in it.

Hope - posted on 12/14/2011

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OOOpppppsssss didn't finish that hahah
hate it hate it hate it
I love Christmas carols like Jingle bells, white Christmas, silent night, Santa Claus is coming to town and the list goes on. I love Christmas and love the songs, they put me in the best mood.

Johnny - posted on 12/14/2011

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Oh, Krista's mention of Jim Reeves reminded me of my favorite Christmas album, which is Gene Autry. His version of Frosty the Snowman is kitsch perfected. Love it!

Jocelyn - posted on 12/14/2011

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Favorite Song--Sleigh Ride!!! Any version.
Horrible-want-to-stab-myself-in-the-ear-Song--Little Drummer Boy.

Krista - posted on 12/14/2011

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The ones I utterly loathe: Paul McCartney's “Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas”. It’s wretched, as is Springsteen’s “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”. The Boss sounds like he’s dry-heaving his way throughout the entire song.

But the one I detest most of all is John Mellencamp’s “I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”. It’s just horrible. And the kicker is that toneless, shrieking little girl “singing” the same one lyric over and over and over at the end. I love kids, but what she’s doing is NOT fucking cute. It’s awful and painful and needs to be stopped.

The ones I love:
“Go Tell it on the Mountain”, by Mahalia Jackson.
"O Holy Night" by Josh Groban
“Pretty Paper” by Willie Nelson
And anything off of the Jim Reeves “Twelve Songs of Christmas” album, solely because I grew up listening to that at Christmas, so the nostalgia factor is strong.

And yeah, Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song" is perfection.

Johnny - posted on 12/14/2011

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I have terrible taste in Christmas music. I KNOW my favs are really quite crappy, and that there is some stunningly beautiful Christmas music out there (mostly of the religious variety, way better than the secular schlock) but apparently I like schlock:

My favs:
1. Dave Matthews Band - Christmas Song (a beautiful song - my fav!)
2.. Wham - Last Christmas
3.. Charles Azavour - Feliz Navidad
4. Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (a good one)

My least favorite:

1. All I want For Christmas is my two front teeth
2. I'm gettin' nuthin for Christmas
3. anything by Alvin & the Chipmunks
4. Grandma got Run Over by Reindeer

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