Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Songs of the Season....What's Your Fav?



Hi, my name is Sluggy, and I am a Christmas Song junkie.

Yep, my black old heart dearly loves to listen to tunes of the Season.
I use to have a business painting and selling ceramics at craft shows in a previous life.
My busy time would start in mid-summer, as I pushed to make/paint as many pieces as possible for the upcoming Fall/Winter Craft Show circuit.
A majority of the pieces I'd made were holiday related, with Christmas pieces being the most popular.
So in order to get myself into the "mood" to paint Santas and Angels and such, I'd play Christmas music as I worked.
All.
Day.
Long.
And into the night too.

My Hubs eventually got use to having to listen Christmas music while he sweltered from the summer heat. lol

So I have(or had)quite the collection of Holiday music.
Tunes go in and out of favor with me, but I so love it all....well, most of it.
I could do without a few songs.....like "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer", or "I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas".

Currently my favorites are "The Last Month of the Year" and "The Wexford Carol".
The first has an alternate title of "When Was Jesus Born?".
The Blind Boys of Alabama do an awesome rendition of this great gospel song....have a listen.....


Since a large piece of my heritage is Irish, I do love many of the Celtic songs.
The Wexford Carol is one. The Bells of Dublin is also a favorite, especially the rendition by The Chieftains.

As for more secular/popular music type Christmas 'classics', here's my list....

*I'll be Home for Christmas-a WWII classic
*Winter Wonderland-the Jason Mraz version
*Christmas Time is Here-the Vince Guaraldi Trio classic from "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
*You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
*Sleigh Ride
*Santa Claus is Coming(In a Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train)-by the Tractors
*Any Christmas song done by Harry Connick Jr.

As for the Christmas Carols, here's that list....

*The Wexford Carol
*Carol of the Bells
*O Holy Night-the Josh Groban version or any of the Tenors-Pavarotti, Domingo, etc.
*O Tannenbaum
*Ave Maria
*Panis Angelicus-Andrea Bocelli version
*The Holly and The Ivy

GIVEAWAY!!!

So what Carols/Songs do you like to listen to during the Holidays?

Leave 1 comment on this post with...
 1.Your most favorite Christmas Song.
2. Your most favorite Christmas Carol.
3. Your most favorite funny  Christmas Song.
4. The 1 Christmas Song or Carol that if you-have-to-hear-it-one-more-time-you'll-go-insane!!!

I'll randomly pick a comment on December 24th at 11:59pm
The winner will receive something special to hang on their Christmas Tree next year.

Sluggy

10 comments:

  1. Ok I saw this yesterday, but it requires a little too much thinking for a lady who's now "nifty"! My Christmas song is "I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus" My fav carol is "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" Funny is "the hippopatamus song" sorry! I hate "grandma got ran over by a reindeer!"

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  2. Oh and I forgot maybe that something special to hang on the tree will be champagne, or gin, or whiskey or....

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  3. This is tough! I love almost all the traditional carols - Come All Ye Faithful, Ave Maria, Silent Night. For songs, I'd have to go with the Velvet Fog's "The Christmas Song," but I love the Beatles, I love the Beach Boys, Elvis - they all put out great Christmas songs.

    We have about 5 different Time-Life collections of these "classics" and I ripped them onto my iTunes and set it for random shuffle, then just hit go every night when I get home. In the car, I found a local radio station that's playing nothing but Christmas music all December, so that's what I listen to on my way to Rite Aid, Target, CVS, etc. LOL!

    Oh yeah, fave funny song - probaby the Beach Boy's "Little St. Nick" sung to Little Deuce Coupe

    Song I've already heard enough of and hope I never hear again: "Santa Baby" *gah!*

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  4. Favorite Song-Here Comes Santa Claus
    Favorite Carol--Oh, Holy Night
    Favorite Funny song--Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
    It will make me insane!--Christmas Shoes

    I thought I entered this once! Hmmm

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  5. Favorite song~Hard Candy Christmas by Dolly Parton
    Favorite Carol~Away in a Manger
    Favorite funny song~Grandma got run over by a reindeer and this one is the one that will drive me insane if I have to hear it again.
    Rebecca A. from NC....rebeccae69@hotmail.com

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  6. This is hard, because none are really favorites, and I don't really hate any, either.


    1.Your most favorite Christmas Song.

    Either "I Saw Mamma Kissing Santa Claus" by John Mellencamp or "Little Drummer Boy" by Bob Seger.

    2. Your most favorite Christmas Carol.

    "O Holy Night" by anyone. "Carol of the Bells" by Transyberian Orchestra.

    3. Your most favorite funny Christmas Song.

    "Twelve Days of Christmas" by Bob and Doug McKenzie. "The Hanukkah Song" by Adam Sandler (yes, that counts!)

    4. The 1 Christmas Song or Carol that if you-have-to-hear-it-one-more-time-you'll-go-insane!!!

    Anything with barking dogs or meowing cats or Eartha Kitt singing about Santa, Baby.

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  7. Favorite Christmas Song - Silent Night - 12 Days of Christmas
    Favorite Carol - Oh Come all Ye Faithful
    Funny Song - Frosty the Snowman
    Never Hear Again - Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

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  8. 1.Your most favorite Christmas Song.
    Amy Grant's Breath of Heaven.
    2. Your most favorite Christmas Carol.
    Silent Night
    3. Your most favorite funny Christmas Song.
    Cheech & Chong's Santa Clause and his old lady... Haven't heard it in MANY years!
    4. The 1 Christmas Song or Carol that if you-have-to-hear-it-one-more-time-you'll-go-insane!!!
    That Christmas shoe song! I think that kid is a panhandler and he doesn't really have a mother! Just getting free shoes off unsuspecting people to sell on Ebay!

    Have a Merry Christmas!

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  9. 1. Favorite Christmas song: White Christmas by Bing Crosby

    2. Favorite Christmas carol: 12 days of Christmas. My family used to made each person sing a different day and go around the room. It was a great time and I cherish the memories of those times together and loved ones we lost in the past few years.

    3. Funny Song: Chrismas bells (snoopy and the red barron song). I dont know if this is supposed to be a funny song but it cracks me up.

    4. Most Hated: The Hippopotamus for Christmas song. I turn off the radio so fast when that comes on.

    April32 @ aol.com

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  10. I don't know how I missed this giveaway!

    1.Your most favorite Christmas Song - Transiberian Orchestra Christmas in Sarejevo (Is that a song?)

    2. Your most favorite Christmas Carol. - Oh Holy Night, sung by anyone

    3. Your most favorite funny Christmas Song. - Walking 'Round in Women's Underwear

    4. The 1 Christmas Song or Carol that if you-have-to-hear-it-one-more-time-you'll-go-insane - I can't think of one.

    Merry Christmas!

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