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Jim O'Dell
12-17-2012, 12:27 PM
Holiday song? What is the strangest Holiday Song? If you can find a link on Youtube or other site, please add it to your post so we can all listen. I'll start with my favorite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSUFzC6_fp8 This is by the group in my signature line that I have been following for the past year. I'll add the strangest one later, but want to give some of you a chance to get one in first. Oh, and on mine, be sure to have the subwoofer on, or you'll miss a lot of what Avi, the bass, sings. Jim.

Moses Yoder
12-17-2012, 1:07 PM
This is my favorite Christmas song with video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7TVNY0RBiQ

Bruce Page
12-17-2012, 1:52 PM
Springsteen’s - "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" always makes me smile.

Larry Browning
12-17-2012, 2:45 PM
I really like the Drifters version of White Christmas and the Cartoon that goes with it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooc5eJc5SHA
Really gets me in the Christmas Spirit!

I also like Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7T0IK99ELs

This is going to be a fun thread! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Chris Kennedy
12-17-2012, 3:58 PM
It has to be Trans-Siberian Orchestra for me.

Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12 24 (Carol of Bells)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHioIlbnS_A

Another of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQNirj6lbGY


Cheers,

Chris

Graham Wintersgill
12-17-2012, 4:37 PM
I heard this on the radio tonight. My mother is out in Australia visiting my brother it had a certain poignancy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fCNvZqpa-7Q

I have another by another Australian, Kevin B Wilson but this is a family forum :-)

Regards

Graham

Jim O'Dell
12-17-2012, 8:09 PM
This is my favorite Christmas song with video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7TVNY0RBiQ Johnny Cash, "The man comes around Sarah Conner Chronicles

Moses, I can understand a Johnny Cash song, but that one's not very Christmassy, even for an entry in the strangest Christmas song category.:eek::D Is that really the one you wanted to link to?

Bruce, the Boss is always in style.

Larry, Santa Baby is pretty sultry. I hadn't heard her version, maybe the original?? Thought it was funny, one of the videos to the right was by the group I linked to above singing Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On".:rolleyes:

Chris, my wife would probably vote with you on the TSO entry. I think that song was the first video I saw Christmas lights linked to on a house. Hadn't seen this video before.

Graham, interesting....The sentiment brought back remembrance of Jethro Tull's "A Christmas Song" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFvth5GWFSw

Ok, here's my entry in the strange category. Eclipse does some very normal Christmas music, 5 and 6 part harmonies. They have been around for over 10 years, but I never heard of them before this year. Again, it's a capella. I'm kind of on an a capella kick this year. It's a live performance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nFBNQDMxqs

Curt Fuller
12-17-2012, 9:11 PM
No Christmas is complete without a little Heywood Banks.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoINm3ZWlAE

Jim O'Dell
12-17-2012, 10:44 PM
Now that's funny!!! Jim.

Todd Burch
12-17-2012, 10:55 PM
O Holy Night. Hands down.

Larry Browning
12-17-2012, 11:17 PM
Larry, Santa Baby is pretty sultry. I hadn't heard her version, maybe the original?? Thought it was funny, one of the videos to the right was by the group I linked to above singing Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On".:rolleyes:


The Eartha Kitt version is the most well know version. I suppose it is the original, but I do not know. Actually it is the only version I know of. Who does a different one? You did not mention the other one I posted. That one is so cool. It is my favorite. You just can't help but to sing along.

Harold Burrell
12-18-2012, 8:15 AM
O Holy Night. Hands down.

I second "O Holy Night".

However, I have never heard "Hands Down".

;)

Joe Angrisani
12-18-2012, 8:47 AM
I'll Be Home For Christmas, or O Holy Night. But probably O Holy Night, whose line "oh hear the angel voices" is probably the best single line in a carol. Gives me goosebumps everytime it's done right.

Mark Patoka
12-18-2012, 9:05 AM
I always thought this one was kinda funny. Haven't really heard it much since I moved away from the Midwest.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50IgzksUqpQ

John Pratt
12-18-2012, 9:31 AM
Every year since the kids were small we would read "How The Grinch Stole Christmas". I would read it in my best Boris Karloff voice and at the appropriate moments everyone would join in and sing the song. To this day it just isn't christmas unles I get that song stuck in my head. There is even a karaoke version to sing along to. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35WgpMq6e3o

Moses Yoder
12-18-2012, 10:14 AM
This is my favorite Christmas song with video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7TVNY0RBiQ Johnny Cash, "The man comes around Sarah Conner Chronicles

Moses, I can understand a Johnny Cash song, but that one's not very Christmassy, even for an entry in the strangest Christmas song category.:eek::D Is that really the one you wanted to link to?


My work is pretty conventional. My character is not. Someday my work will reflect my character but for right now I am scared to let it out. I like Christmas music okay. I like it a lot more in May. My radio station (the only one I like) is playing 24/7 Christmas right now, so I listen to it on my half hour commute but it's boring. One of my hobbies is eschatology. We were watching "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" from Netflix when this scene came on, with the song. I looked up the song immediately and downloaded it the next morning. There's just something about it. I have had it about 2 years now. There are days when I play it on repeat the whole day. Now if you are thinking I need a psych evaluation, I have already had it and I'm on medication. No worries.

Rick Potter
12-18-2012, 11:52 AM
Christmas songs... hands down also, "O Holy Night", followed by "Silent Night".

Christmas fun songs....Jingle Bell Rock. Grandma got run over by a reindeer.

Traditional fun songs....Jingle Bells. Just went to an elementary school band concert yesterday. They played it...sloowly. Tonight I go to a High School Chorale, tomorrow, a Jr. High School Chorale.

Rick Potter

Kevin Bourque
12-18-2012, 9:52 PM
http://youtu.be/G9dxEM1hlrM

Cary Falk
12-19-2012, 4:17 AM
Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas" always puts a smile on my face :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDp4uCWm9_s
Always loved this one since I was a kid but it's not what you would call a traditional Christmas song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGRkNaMFp6w
All the traditional stuff from Burl Ives.
I am more familiar with Kylie Minogue's version of "Santa Baby" but always liked Ertha Kitt.

Gordon Eyre
12-19-2012, 11:25 AM
I too will go for O Holy Night. When sung by a good baritone it is a very powerful song. I have sung this song many times at church gatherings over the years but have reached an age when I can no longer do it justice. :(

Todd Burch
12-19-2012, 11:49 AM
I too will go for O Holy Night. When sung by a good baritone it is a very powerful song. I have sung this song many times at church gatherings over the years but have reached an age when I can no longer do it justice. :(

The only life dream I have ever had would be to sing O Holy Night wonderfully, as you say Gordon. Alas, I sing terribly.

Thomas Hotchkin
12-19-2012, 1:01 PM
Gordon
Josh Groban O Holy Night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQWXfHzOKUU Tom

Von Bickley
12-19-2012, 1:28 PM
I love all the songs that have been mentioned. Christmas music helps to make this a special time of year.

I always like to hear Lisa Lange singing "All I Want For Christmas Is You".

http://music.yahoo.com/lisa-layne/

Tom Fischer
12-19-2012, 6:06 PM
My grandfather and his brother published and owned the copyright protection on a now famous early 20th century Christmas Carol (Gesu Bambino)
It was originally a church pipe organ work, then carillon, now spun out of control. Dozens of variations on youtube.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8288674063_8104353ac9_z.jpg
but this is my favorite christmas carol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VXPjGTV2XY

Paul McGaha
12-19-2012, 6:35 PM
I like a lot of them, Some of the old ones and some of the newer ones.

Here is Billy Squire's Christmas is the time to say I love you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwaaq9YHlcM

Tony De Masi
12-19-2012, 6:50 PM
White Christmas by Bing Crosby.......

Joe Kieve
12-20-2012, 7:58 PM
Not a big country music fan but I do like Alabama's "Christmas in Dixie".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDYfXlMR9QA

joe

Bill Cunningham
12-20-2012, 8:25 PM
I have another by another Australian, Kevin B Wilson but this is a family forum :-)

Regards

Graham

YA..ha.. "Hey Santa" is a favorite.. Bowser&Blue have done a more 'sanitized' version, but still not for here!

This was written for the soldiers and sung by Bing during WW2 it's just as appropriate now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYOvd2PZoPU

Shawn Pixley
12-20-2012, 9:06 PM
How 'bout

"Do they know its Christmas?" - Bob Geldof and Midge Uru

"Happy Christmas (War is Over)" - John Lennon

Two of my favorites (though in a bit of a heavier vein)

Phil Thien
12-20-2012, 9:09 PM
Most anything from Ray Charles. Like "That Spirit of Christmas." But a lot of other stuff.

Love LDB, most any variation.

I actually like quite a bit of it. Not a music snob.

Jim O'Dell
12-21-2012, 10:32 AM
Larry, you are right, I missed that line. I hear that version on the radio station I listen to. I think they play it at least 3 times per 24 hour period. It is fun to listen too.
Joe, and for the others that like O Holy Night, have you listened to this version? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2stv6K9gVaU Talk about goosebumps.
John, there are several a capella versions of it too that are fun. Search Youtube for Urban Method You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch. Other groups have done the same version.
Shawn, The Sing Off show last year did John and Yoko's Happy Christmas/War Is Over as they signed off. About 14 groups from 3 seasons were singing, and they had audience participation. It was very touching.
I'm gong to quit trying to comment on each entry and just enjoy them! Thanks for all the submissions. I hope there are more! Jim.

Belinda Williamson
12-21-2012, 3:51 PM
All time favorite song "O Holy Night".

Guaranteed to make me smile because I like to hear her sing. Rheema Marvanne "All I Want for Christmas"
http://vimeo.com/16343422

One you're most likely to hear me singing/humming (stuck in my head for a whole day last week). Kellie Pickler "Santa Baby"
http://www.cmt.com/videos/kellie-pickler/459712/santa-baby-live-from-studio-330.jhtml

Current favorite "Box of Rocks"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpU8EdTTkPc