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Thread: UK vs USA most played Christmas records (very interesting!)

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    I like "Do They Know It's Christmas?" which interestingly enough- is played constantly here!
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    My personal favourite is Greg Lake - I Believe in Father Christmas, has this ever been played where you are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HolidaySeason View Post
    These are my personal favourite UK Christmas songs:

    Greg Lake - I Believe in Father Christmas (1975): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7t...er-chris_music
    The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York (1987): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1n...new-york_music
    The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping (1981) (this one is actually American, but played a lot in the UK): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SzjDOk_u9I
    Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas? (1984): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjQzJAKxTrE

    I'd be interested to know what people from the USA think of these songs. Do you like them?
    I heard a couple of them last year, I think on youtube. I won't say which ones, but I didn't care for them. This does NOT mean that they aren't good. It's just that I always need to hear a new song quite a few times before it starts to 'grow' on me and some end up as favorites, of course. So, it would not be fair of me to give an opinion at this point.

    I admire and appreciate Papa's outlook on the subject. I realize that there are many different genres of music and we each have our own personal tastes, likes and dislikes. I have always loved music; pop, rock, classical, and others. but, when it comes to Christmas music, for me, it has to have a certain quality, a certain sound, it has to invoke a feeling of joy, nostalgia, I'm having a hard time explaining just what I mean. and, even though I love some pop music, let's say, a Christmas song that is a pop song that just happens to have lyrics that may allude to Christmas, just doesn't do it for me. I might absolutely love that same song if it was played throughout the year with some other lyrics, but to me, just because it has Christmas lyrics doesn't make it 'christmassy.' now, that's just my opinion and I realize that others may find such a song very christmassy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ornamentmaven View Post
    I like "Do They Know It's Christmas?" which interestingly enough- is played constantly here!
    I like it too. Although I remember when it came out...it's not actually a Christmas song, but that is how it's remembered. My wife thinks the lyrics are absolutely terrible, and not at all enjoyable for Christmas. I, too, enjoy some contemporary music. it just doesn't have quite as significant place in my heart and memory. Oh, and there are only 2 Christmas songs that I absolutely cannot stand...Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, and Christmas Shoes!! BARF!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HolidaySeason View Post
    These are my personal favourite UK Christmas songs:

    Greg Lake - I Believe in Father Christmas (1975): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7t...er-chris_music
    The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York (1987): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1n...new-york_music
    The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping (1981) (this one is actually American, but played a lot in the UK): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SzjDOk_u9I
    Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas? (1984): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjQzJAKxTrE

    I'd be interested to know what people from the USA think of these songs. Do you like them?
    Well being an old hippie I love Father Christmas, was a huge ELP fan back in the day. I'm also a fan of the Pogues but not particularly that song.
    The Weather Girls Christmas Wrapping is a good tune and Do They Know It's Christmas? has been played to death over here so I'm no big fan of that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa_Christmas View Post
    Well being an old hippie I love Father Christmas, was a huge ELP fan back in the day. I'm also a fan of the Pogues but not particularly that song.
    The Weather Girls Christmas Wrapping is a good tune and Do They Know It's Christmas? has been played to death over here so I'm no big fan of that one.
    My husband was also a huge Emerson Lake and Palmer fan as well - back in the 1970's. I think that was just about all he listened to when I met him in 1976!
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