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« on: December 29, 2014, 03:41:44 am »

On the spirit of the season, what the one song you don't mind hearing again and again....


Mines:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPHh3nMMu-I

www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4_GboEjsTM

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eSx9lxjfOQ
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2014, 04:13:53 am »


The one I prefer is a rocking country rendition of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman/We Three Kings. This sounds like BNLs did a cover of that one. In any case i like it.
http://youtu.be/HGVNzgUxE-g
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 05:57:18 am »

Whilst I cannot pinpoint a single particluar song, I am excessively fond of nearly all the tranditional renditions of the
Wassailing Songs.

There are two main versions of the etymology of The term Wassail
one is is from an Anglo-Saxon toast  Wæs þu hæl,  (which translates to "be thou hale" or "good health". )
the other is the Old Norse toast and response: "ves heill" to which the reply is "Drinc hæl."

One form of Wassailing was "door-to-door" carolling, asking for alcoholic drinks , which is the more commonly remembered form that is still practiced today.

Another form was to form a Wassailing Procession ( complete with a Wassail King and Queen) and go from orchard to orchard, singing the songs and banging pots and drums to honor the apple trees, scare away bad juju and demonic ickies, and "ensure a good next harvest".

There are some stories that the wassailers would beat the apple tree branches with clubs, which oddly enough, will actually
stimulate better apple growth.

here is one more modern song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XO5Zs-qlx4

here is a somewhat older favorite of mine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfncJavzoB8

 yhs
prof ( wassailing Zimbabwe Rotation Impact Crusher) Marvel
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 02:28:40 am »

Not strictly a "Christmas" song Per Se, but it still fits this time of year.
The Wren in the Furze
http://youtu.be/MyA1zKBUhxM

Also these are best not forgotten (the Chieftains do them best. I first heard the carols as a kid when we lived in Colorado):

http://youtu.be/9ClMeLbqgJU

My Family's Crest includes a Boar's head, thus this one resonates with me:
http://youtu.be/uFYpRS-4Y2A

I do not know if it has anything historically to do with us, however.

This one I remember being performed in a heavily-varnished wooden wonder of a chapel on a slope of the foothills, with the snow falling outside, visible through the windows as the candles (real ones, it was 1967 or so) on the candelabrae at either end of the risers barely illuminating the choir.
http://youtu.be/6J_2tKCwu7Q

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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2014, 04:29:24 am »

The Cure - Push (HD, CD version, lyrics)


Boney M - Marys Boy Child


this one scared me to death as a kid

Walt Disney's Christmas favorites - Jingle Bones


so this is christmas john lennon

Dean Martin - Let it Snow!  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2015, 05:39:00 pm »

Fairy Tale Of New York, by the Pogues with Kirsty McColl
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2015, 10:01:26 am »

This year my favourite was definitely California Christmas by Sleepy Rebels from the Bah! Humbug! collection. Sadly it doesn't seem to exist on the internet and Sleepy Rebels themselves don't mention it anywhere. Very odd.
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2015, 01:50:06 am »

My all time favorite is "Walking 'Round in Women's Underwear" on the Twisted Christmas album, by Bob Rivers....Priceless!
(sung to the tune of "Walking in A Winter Wonderland")
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 07:04:09 am »

"Last Christmas" - Taylor Swift
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