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I'm making an Apple Poll based on this thread: https://permies.com/t/60678/worst-Christmas-songs#609378. What is your favorite Christmas song? What one brings back happy childhood memories and fills you with joy? What song speaks to you? What song is the best written/composed? Or are there a bunch you love and you just can't decide? I know I have so many that I love. Vote here!



And, once again, if you want a song added to this list, mention it in the comments and I or another staff will try to get it added!

And, if  you just can't stand Christmas songs, there's a poll for that, too! https://permies.com/wiki/73205/Apple-Poll-Worst-Christmas-Song
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Little drummer boy, please.
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I think Bob Seger did the drummer boy.

When I was 13, I did Oh Holy Night on the radio, in a deep baritone, that no one would have guessed was a kid. It was a school choir thing and I got to do the solo.
 
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  "So This is Christmas (war is over)"  John Lennon



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My favourite:  St. Stephen's Day Murders

(although, I never heard this version before - it's a bit slow compared to the one I know, but still good)




Ah, here's the one I know and love. 

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I"m going to go totally non traditional on this one with my two favorites:

John Denver and the Muppets kick the Beach Boys' asses on their rendition of Little St Nick.


And... The Pogues: Fairytale of New York
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This year I've got to figure out which of my family members is packing that darn video camera.
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What about Elvis' Blue Christmas? Or U2's Baby Please Come Home?

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"Star of Bethlehem' neil young



Joni Mitchell 'the River'



'Do They Know It's Christmas?'  Band Aid



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written and sung by Shoshoni Elder Oldhands...

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My friend Felix is Jewish. At his home, he has some sparkly lights and other decorations that he claims are for Hanukkah. There are even traditional Christmas foods available, and I saw some candy canes.

I walked in the other day, while his family were all there, and I broke into the song. I'm sure you're familiar with the song, It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas. I sang, You're Beginning to look a lot like Christians. Everybody got it, when I pointed out all of the decor and food.
 
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Another couple non traditional Christmas songs from my childhood.

Your A Mean One, Mr. Grinch


Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer (Irish Rover's Version)
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Those childhood songs bring back such happy memories and feelings.

I will admit to always having loved Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. Every year, I would listen and listen to the radio in hopes they'd play it. Since every Christmas we drove 4+hours to see family  and then 4+hours on the way back, we listened to a lot of Christmas music. Some years the station never played Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, and I'd be so depressed! I love songs that tell stories and evoke the imagination, and that one sure does!
 
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As far as traditional christmas carols go, I'm a bit of bah humbug about them.  I do like some of them, but the consistent overplaying of them over decades has simply taken it's toll on me, I guess. 



Here is a more modern song, that ought to get a lot more play and become a Christmas Classic:


Mary Did You Know:


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The best Christmas moment on film, was in the movie Love Actually, when an aging pop star agreed to take off his pants, if they would vote his song number one.

Billy Mack sings Christmas all around us. I really like the British actor Bill Nighy. He keeps his clothes on in this version, but we know it's coming.

https://vimeo.com/55861946
 
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