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Subject: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: Mudbug on 11/25/08 at 3:23 pm

What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

John Lennon, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Fairytale Of New York, The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Bruce Springsteen, Do They Know Its Christmas, Band Aid or something else?

This Day in Music have launched a poll to find out what your favourite Christmas songs are.

What song would you pick? You can see a full list of songs and vote on http://www.thisdayinmusic.com


Subject: Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/08 at 3:38 pm

It has to be Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl

Subject: Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/25/08 at 4:34 pm

To me, the best song is Jingle Bell Rock, Hall and Oates.  ;D

Subject: Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: midnite on 11/25/08 at 8:26 pm

I think the old classics are best.  Here are my favorites that everyone should know:

Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Burl Ives - Holly Jolly Christmas
Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick
Carpenters - No Place Like Home For The Holidays
Band Aid - Do They Know Its Christmas
Watresses - Christmas Wrapping
Wham - Last Christmas

My vote for #1 is Brenda Lee's "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree."

Subject: Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: whistledog on 11/25/08 at 10:47 pm

For me, it has to be 1973, 'I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday' by Roy Wood and Wizzard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEkGqAQa6tY

Wood also had a hit version of it in a collaboration with the Wombles in the 90s.  From a toe tapping point of view, it was catchy, but on the whole, Roy shouldn't have messed with his own classic so please avoid that version like the plague

Subject: Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/25/08 at 10:54 pm

My all-time favorite christmas song is, "I'll Be Home For Christmas"

Subject: Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/27/08 at 10:20 am

Meery Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens.

Subject: Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: loki 13 on 11/27/08 at 11:42 am

I can't let a Christmas song thread go by without adding my favorite.

I Believe In Father Christmas....Greg Lake

Subject: Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/08 at 11:47 am


I can't let a Christmas song thread go by without adding my favorite.

I Believe In Father Christmas....Greg Lake
That is my second best Christmas song, the use of Prokofiev makes my back bone shiver.

Subject: Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: whistledog on 11/27/08 at 8:16 pm


Meery Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens.


That is also a good one that never fails to get me in the Christmas spirit :)

Subject: Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/08 at 3:07 am


Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens.
It is that song when I hear it in the shops the leave the premises.

Subject: Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: danootaandme on 11/28/08 at 6:34 am

Happy Xmas (War is Over) -  John Lennon
All Alone at Christmas - Darlene Love
Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
Father Christmas - Kinks
Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
Oh, Holy Night - Traditional
Do You Hear What I Hear? - Traditional

Subject: Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: holicman on 11/29/08 at 3:24 am

Do They Know Its Christmasby band aid and Merry Xmas the war is over by John Lennon.

Those 2 in my opinion are the best on par with each other.

Subject: Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Written By: Frank on 02/15/09 at 12:21 am

White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Sleigh ride (Instrumental, by Leroy Anderson)
Happy X'mas -John Lennon

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