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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:28 pm 
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The Ol' Ball-and-Chain loves Christmas music. Loves it. To the point where I have to put my foot down on the "one holiday at a time" rule and not allow it in the house before Thanksgiving.

But we're past Thanksgiving, and the problem with Christmas music is, most of it sucks. What doesn't?

We'll get the obvious best Christmas song ever out of the way first:



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:39 pm 
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Actually, the whole John Waters Christmas album is pretty fucking sweet. I have a shit ton of Xmas music, as my sister in law loves it as well, and I generally make her a mix CD for Xmas. I'll find some more for you. One other great album off the top of my head is Christmas Island by Leon Redbone.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:40 pm 
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Oh, and you are correct Fairytale Of New York is the best Xmas song ever. Even my sister-in-law agrees.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:47 pm 
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Good thread.

I dislike most Christmas music, but there a few songs I can't do without each Christmas season:

The most rockin' Xmas song ever, Father Christmas by the Kinks:

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My personal favorite of Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses. I have to hear this a few times each season. It's perfect. Awesome groove and SO catchy.

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And #3 might be a cliche when it comes to "cool Christmas songs," but John Lennon's Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) is fantastic:

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And my honorable mention goes to the best version of the Grinch song ever recorded - the version by NJ band The Whirling Dervishes:

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There's always this classic...



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Or this one...live!



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My mom used to play the shit out of Greg Lake's I Believe In Father Christmas when I was very young - subsequently, it's one of the few Christmas songs I will go out of my way to listen to (plus, it has a great rock opera vibe)...



And the more operatic version:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:33 pm 
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Also a childhood favourite, which requires no explanation whatsoever:


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My favorite

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I'm a fan of Low's Christmas album.


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Eric wrote:
We'll get the obvious best Christmas song ever....

:shock:

Did they just sing the word "faggot" in a Christmas song??!!??

:unsure:

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Pender wrote:
Eric wrote:
We'll get the obvious best Christmas song ever....

:shock:

Did they just sing the word "faggot" in a Christmas song??!!??

:unsure:



Yup! "You scumbag. you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot, Happy Christmas your arse, I pray god it's our last."


And, I'm sure you can't understand it due to Shane's accent, there's also this couplet before that part:

"You're a bum, you're a punk, you're an old slut on junk"

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Kimfair wrote:
Pender wrote:
Eric wrote:
We'll get the obvious best Christmas song ever....

:shock:

Did they just sing the word "faggot" in a Christmas song??!!??

:unsure:



Yup! "You scumbag. you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot, Happy Christmas your arse, I pray god it's our last."


And, I'm sure you can't understand it due to Shane's accent, there's also this couplet before that part:

"You're a bum, you're a punk, you're an old slut on junk"

Well, gosh darn almighty, that seems a bit excessive.

I mean, the scumbag, maggot and even the lines before were all fine and dandy (I was able to pierce the accents and finger out the other lyrics, too).

But, geez Louise, that faggot just seemed to come outta nowhere.

A person should be able to have some warning on these things.

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Pender wrote:

But, geez Louise, that faggot just seemed to come outta nowhere.

A person should be able to have some warning on these things.


I've heard that. It's amazing what things sound like when you take them out of context!

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Well, gosh darn almighty, that seems a bit excessive.


The OB&C agrees with you, except that she's serious.

She also hates "Alice's Restaurant Massacree." No taste in holiday music.


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How can you hate Alice's Restaurant Massacree? Hell, we found a park bench in the basement of my first off campus apartment, and we moved it into our apartment and painted "Group W" on it. It was a test to see if you knew the reference.

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Like I said, no taste in holiday music. Doesn't like A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector either.


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The best overall Christmas album is Duke Ellington's version of The Nutcracker Suite, though Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and The Ventures all make respectable showings.


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