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Subject: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: xSiouXBoIx on 11/16/07 at 8:07 am

Meaning from the 70's to today. Some of my favorites are...

Last Christmas by George Michael

Merry Christmas, Darling by The Carpenters

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by The Carpenters

Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey--Doesn't it seem like this song has become a lot more popular since it was released in 1994?.

Annie Lennox's version of Walking In A Winter Wonderland--Has a cool, icy 80's sound to it. I'm not sure what year it was released in though, and I can't find anything about it online. I'm guessing it's from around '86/'87.

I also love pretty much any Christmas song sung by Vanessa Williams. She has a great voice for Holiday songs.  I also love Kenny G's "jazz" (many people argue if he really is a jazz artist) versions.


Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: Davester on 11/16/07 at 11:57 am


  I like the Eagles' version of Please Come Home for Christmas...

  I think ima download it now...

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: Jessica on 11/16/07 at 12:28 pm

I like "Christmas At Ground Zero" by Weird Al. :P

It's Christmas at ground zero
There's music in the air
The sleigh bells are ringing and the carolers are singing
While the air raid sirens blare

It's Christmas at ground zero
The button has been pressed
The radio just let us know
That this is not a test

Everywhere the atom bombs are dropping
It's the end of all humanity
No more time for last-minute shopping
It's time to face your final destiny

It's Christmas at ground zero
There's panic in the crowd
We can dodge debris while we trim the tree
Underneath the mushroom cloud

You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop
Or Jack Frost on your windowsill
But if someone's climbing down your chimney
You better load your gun and shoot to kill

It's Christmas at ground zero
And if the radiation level's okay
I'll go out with you and see all the new
Mutations on New Year's Day

It's Christmas at ground zero
Just seconds left to go
I'll duck and cover with my Yuletide lover
Underneath the mistletoe

It's Christmas at ground zero
Now the missiles are on their way
What a crazy fluke, we're gonna get nuked
On this jolly holiday

What a crazy fluke, we're gonna get nuked
On this jolly holiday!

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: whistledog on 11/16/07 at 12:32 pm


Last Christmas by George Michael


That one is actually by Wham!.  I like it too :)


The 70s: 'I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday' by Wizzard
The 80s: 'Thanks For Christmas' by The Three Wisemen (aka XTC)
The 90s: 'I Was Born in Christmas Day' by Saint Etienne

And also probably the most offensive Xmas song ever .. 'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues / Kirsty MacColl.  How can one not love that song? 8)

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: ladybug316 on 11/16/07 at 2:40 pm

Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney
Christmas Rapping by the Waitresses
Sarajevo (I think that's the name)  by Savatage

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 11/16/07 at 2:55 pm

'Little Altar Boy' by The Carpenters... :)

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: xSiouXBoIx on 11/16/07 at 3:42 pm

I forgot about 'Christmas Rapping'! I was going to mention that one.

The first version I ever heard of that song was by the Spice girls. I had no idea it was a cover.

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: woops on 11/16/07 at 5:31 pm

"Sleigh Ride" DG 8)

http://www.deb.org/ftp/pictures/misc/xmas1992.gif

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: EyesWideAsleep on 11/16/07 at 6:58 pm


"Sleigh Ride" DG 8)

http://www.deb.org/ftp/pictures/misc/xmas1992.gif


Who the **** is DG?

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: woops on 11/16/07 at 7:07 pm

Deborah Gibson

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: EyesWideAsleep on 11/16/07 at 7:09 pm


Deborah Gibson



Who is she? Is she a forgotten singer or something?

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: woops on 11/16/07 at 7:12 pm

She's a pop singer/songwriter and stage actress.

She was more popular in the 1980's as a pop princess with hits like "Only In My Dreams" & "Lost In Your Eyes". There's a thread about her at the 80's section of the forum.

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: EyesWideAsleep on 11/16/07 at 7:13 pm


She's a pop singer/songwriter and stage actress.

She was more popular in the 1980's as a pop princess with hits like "Only In My Dreams" & "Lost In Your Eyes". There's a thread about her at the 80's section of the forum.




So she's been forgotten for 20 years, but USED to be famous?

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: woops on 11/16/07 at 7:19 pm

Are you being sarcastic since I'm tired of being poked fun at.

If not, sorry.

In a way, yes. Though she still has a fanbase and she's still active in theatre & releasing albums despite not being mainstream.

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: EyesWideAsleep on 11/16/07 at 7:21 pm


Are you being sarcastic since I'm tired of being poked fun at.

If not, sorry.

In a way, yes. Though she still has a fanbase and she's still active in theatre & releasing albums despite not being mainstream.




I downloaded "Shake Your Love" and a few other songs. I like Shake Your Love but the other ones sucked, no offense.

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/16/07 at 7:32 pm

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Christina Aguilera
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

In 2001 I bought Destiny's Child's Christmas album since I was a crazed Destiny's Child lover then  ;D, 8 Days of Christmas or Winter Paradise from that could be on my list too.

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: ladybug316 on 11/16/07 at 8:29 pm


I forgot about 'Christmas Rapping'! I was going to mention that one.

The first version I ever heard of that song was by the Spice girls. I had no idea it was a cover.
Geez, and I didn't even know they did a cover of that song  ::).  That's one of those songs that should be left alone, IMO.

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: whistledog on 11/17/07 at 11:01 pm


Who is she? Is she a forgotten singer or something?


:o

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: xSiouXBoIx on 11/18/07 at 9:12 am

i forgot about 'Hard Candy Christmas' by Dolly Parton.

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: Jessica on 11/18/07 at 9:17 am


i forgot about 'Hard Candy Christmas' by Dolly Parton.


You mean that song from "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"?

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: danootaandme on 11/18/07 at 9:30 am

Happy Christmas(War is Over) - John Lennon

All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey

Marshmellow World - Dean Martin

Father Christmas - Kinks

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/07 at 9:41 am

Silent Night by Enya (sung in Gaelic)

I Believe in Father Christmas ~ Greg Lake

A Fairytale Of New York By The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/07 at 7:04 pm


Who is she? Is she a forgotten singer or something?


Quick someone DUCK!!!!!  ;)

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: woops on 11/23/07 at 5:50 pm

Ramones "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight)"
Wham! "Last Christmas"
U2 "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
Run DMC "Christmas In Hollis"
Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas"

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: snozberries on 11/23/07 at 8:23 pm


You mean that song from "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"?


Yeah but I think it was actually famous before the film. I think they put it in the film because, like Dolly's I Will Always Love You, it was a signature song  (I could be wrong about this so don't quote me).

The songs I liked were

The Jackson Five - Someday at Christmas because it talks about peace... I found out years later they weren't the only ones who did this song but as a kid it was pretty powerful to me.

The Jackson Five- Give Love on Christmas Day....for obvious reasons. . .

The Jackson Five- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.... as a kid I was shocked but as an adult I get it!  ;D


The Supremes - My Christmas Tree - cuz its about a woman who lost the love of her life whether that's her boyfriend or her kid (I think it could be interpreted either way) its kind of sad.




Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: ninny on 11/24/07 at 2:08 pm

Does Carol of The Bells by TSO count I also like O' Holy Night by Josh Groban

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: Lindee on 11/24/07 at 3:45 pm

Twisted Sister: A Twisted Christmas, the entire CD

Subject: Re: Favorite modern Christmas songs/interpretations?

Written By: robby76 on 12/19/07 at 6:47 am

I like Babyface's version of Sleighride

Dolly Parton's Winter Wonderland

Chris Rea's Driving Home For Christmas

Carnie and Wendy's Hey Santa (previously of Wilson Phillips)

Mariah Carey's Hark The Herald

And this gem by Celtic Woman doing Ding Dong Merrily on High! It's like the Corrs go Christmas!  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlbJToqI3nU

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