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Thread: Your top 10 favorite Christmas songs of all time.....GO!

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    Your top 10 favorite Christmas songs of all time.....GO!

    There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays - Perry Como
    Merry Christmas Darling - Carpenters
    I'll Be Home For Christmas - Tony Bennett
    Celebrate Me Home - Kenny Loggins
    The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
    Christmas in Dixie - Alabama
    Tennessee Christmas - Amy Grant
    Sleigh Ride - Boston Pops
    White Christmas - Bing Crosby
    The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams
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    Quote Originally Posted by wstaple View Post
    Merry Christmas Darling - Carpenters
    Awww...how did you know?

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    Man, this is hard! It'd be easier to list the ones I *don't* like! I can say that most were written in the '40s, with the notable exception of Merry Christmas Darling. Though the lyrics to it were written in 1946. Took me 26 years to get a copy of that song! Grr.

    Major correction. I should've said most of my favorites were written in the '40s or earlier! Listening to The Messiah and it occurred to me what I'd posted! So very many of the most beautiful songs ever written are hundreds of years old.
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    Skating - Vince Guaraldi
    Carol of the Bells - Berlin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
    It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Odyssey2
    Christmas is Coming - Vince Guaraldi
    The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
    A Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney
    Air on the G String Suite no. 3 - J.S. Bach
    Jingle Bells - Odyssey2
    White Christmas - Bing Crosby
    Christmas Time is Here - Vince Guaraldi

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    Hmmm... I missed this one before, and it is a difficult one to answer. So here goes:

    White Christmas - Bing Crosby
    I'll Be Home for Christmas - Bing Crosby
    Christmas Time Down South - Charlie Daniels
    Winter Wonderland - Andy Williams
    Merry Christmas Darling - The Carpenters
    The Christmas Song - Frank Sinatra
    All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
    Silver Bells - Perry Como
    It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas - Dean Martin
    Little Drummer Boy/ Peace on Earth - Bing Crosby and David Bowie
    Last edited by ornamentmaven; 12-12-2014 at 04:00 PM.
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    Although I think this is a great thread, I am not going to answer for 2 reasons. Number 1: it's too hard. There's no way I could narrow it down to just 10, and 2: most people would not recognize any of the selections on my list.

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    Steph535,

    You've got my curiosity piqued. There's a chance I've heard at least some of them. If not, I'd love to discover some great new Christmas music!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.S. View Post
    Steph535,

    You've got my curiosity piqued. There's a chance I've heard at least some of them. If not, I'd love to discover some great new Christmas music!
    I can't say the music I like is new because most of it is pretty old. It's mostly classical. And I can't name A particular song or carol by A particular artist or choral group. I could name a carol or a list of carols but, several artist and groups do them well.

    One singer that was in a class by himself has to be Ivan Rebroff. He had a 4-octave vocal range, I believe. He was mostly known for singing Russian folk songs, but he did have a couple Christmas records. You can find many of his songs on youtube. My favorite Christmas song of his has to be Russisches Schlittenlied.

    Some people find him difficult to take but, Alfred Deller and the Deller Consort is another one I like, perhaps because my parents had both of their Christmas albums while I was growing up. My children grew up with those two albums, as well. Alfred Deller was a counter-tenor.

    I also love just about any Christmas music sung by the choir or chorus of Kings College, Cambridge. Then there's the Boston Pops, the Robert Shaw Chorale, the Roger Wagner Chorale, Music Box Christmas, Chanticleer (mostly the Sing We Christmas album), the Canadian Brass (mainly their album Christmas With the Canadian Brass with the Great Organ of St Patricks Cathedral - it doesn't get much more festive than this).

    I could list several more but...this thread is supposed to be a list of our top 10 favorite Christmas 'Songs' not albums, so I don't really want to take away from or change the direction of wstaple's original idea

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    Steph535, I agree it's a great post but I appreciate you sharing. I always love to discover new Christmas music.

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