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Top 10 Favorite Christmas Pop Songs


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Hi all. We all have favorite songs that help us keep Christmas in our own unique way. Here's my list of original Christmas pop tunes that play at my house--what are yours?--Larry

1) Hey Santa! (Wendy & Carnie Wilson, 1993)

2) My Christmas Card To You (Partridge Family, 1972, written by Tony Romeo, writer of "I Think I Love You")

3) Last Christmas (Wham!, 1984)

4) Little Saint Nick (Beach Boys, 1963)

5) Happy X-mas (War Is Over), John Lennon (1972)

6) Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney, 1979)

7) Do They Know It's Christmas?, Band Aid (1984)

8) Tennessee Christmas (Amy Grant, 1983)

9) Back For Good (Take That, 1995, from "The Office Christmas Special" 2003)

10) Beatles Fan Club Christmas Messages (1963-1969).

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Ok so maybe they're not all "Pop", but here goes:

1. Do they Know It's Christmas - Band Aid

2. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen

3. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - John Mellencamp

4. Please Come Home for Christmas - Eagles

5. Away In A Manger - Venice

6. The Meaning of Christmas - Marvin Matthews

7. The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole

8. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - U2

9. Reggae Christmas - Bryan Adams

10. that song that all the little Whoville kids sing around the Christmas tree at the end of "How the Grinch.." ("bahoo doray...)

Marvin

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1. Merry Christmas Darling - The Carpenters

2. Last Christmas - Wham!

3. Santa Clause Is Coming To Town - Bruce Springsteen

4. Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

5. Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney

6. The Christmas Song - Angel

7. Blue Christmas - Porky Pig

8. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - U2

9. All Alone At Christmas - Darlene Love

10. My Gift To You - Alexander O'Neal

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1. Happy Xmas(War Is Over) - John Lennon

2. Christmas Waltz - Frank Sinatra

3. Christmas All Over Again - Tom Petty

4. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Rubber Band*

5. Christmas(Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love (U who? haha )

6. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

7. All I Wanted Was A Skateboard - SuperDeluxe

8. Christmas Time Again - Jack Burgess

9. Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) - Ramones

10. Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry

* - The Rubber Band thing is from a great CD where a Danish Band re-does xmas classics in Beatle style. Very funny, and catchy too!:

http://gernhardt.com/beatles/cover/beatmas.html

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1. "Run Rudolph Run" - Chuck Berry

2/3 (tie) "Merry Christmas Baby" - Elvis version and Chuck Berry Version

4. "Blue Christmas" - Elvis

Other favorites are "Let it Snow" by Dean Martin, "Silver Bells" by Bob Hope, and "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole. A brand new favorite (recorded two weeks ago) is "King of Kings" by Badfinger's Joey Molland.

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My favorite Christmas songs are: 1. "Let There Be Peace On Earth" by either Vince Gill (1993) or B. J. Thomas (1997) 2. "I'll Be Home For Christmas" (any artist or group) 3. "What Christmas Means To Me" by either Stevie Wonder (1967), Paul Young (1992) & Hanson (1997) 4. "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee (1960) 5. "Last Christmas" by Darren Hayes (of Savage Garden) (1999) (not the George Michael version from 1986) 6. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by either Darlene Love (1963) & U2 (1987) & 7. "I Want An Alien For Christmas" by Fountains Of Wayne (1997) cool . Worst song "Feliz Navidad" by Jose Feliciano (1970) (I hate that song, I hate that song, I hate that song because I don't know what the lyrics are all about) crazy Matt

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When I saw Butch Walker a week ago at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC, he moved over to the piano and announced, "It's getting pretty cold outside. How about a Christmas song?" The packed house, obviously wanting to hear one of Butch's catchy ballads vocally disapproved which caused Butch to explain, "Hey, C'mon, trust me on this one."

He then did a TREMENDOUS solo version of John Lennon's "Happy XMas (War Is Over!)" which blew away everyone in the audience (including the initial naysayers.) As the applause continued, Butch said, "See. I told you it was gonna be cool. What did you think I was gonna sing, 'Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire?"

Bernie :-)

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Merry Christmas, Darling (Carpenters) --I'm glad

John Shaft listed this one. I love it!

Wonderful Christmastime (McCartney)

I'll Be Home For Christmas (by anyone also)

Do You Hear What I Hear? (by anyone)

All is Well (Michael W. Smith) I ADORE THIS ONE--

play it a lot at a local Cathedral when

the choir sings it.

The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole (The "quintessential Christmas song--played it with the Symphony at our Christmas concert yesterday.)

I also love The Coventry Carol and Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

Pastores a Belen (Spanish Carol)

Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella (French Carol)

And a host of Hungarian Christmas Carols sung by Sari Barabas, that were taught to me by my beloved mother and Uncle Steve (miss you guys, and love you so much, still...)

smile --Darlene

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No has mentioned 4 great (and would be my top4, anyway) pop/rock Xmas songs ---

"Step into Christmas" by Elton John,

"Winter Song" by Angel,

"December will be Magic Again" by Kate Bush, and

"I wish it Could be Christmas Everyday" By Wizzard (Roy Wood)

Does no one like these ???!!???

Marvin, and Jack, would you/could you share your Xmas songs with us? I would host them on my website if you could e-mail and link from here so all can hear!!

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Yes, believe or not, Heart even did a version of "Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella".

There's some local(Seattle) female singer-songwriter that did a song called "Christmas in the Northwest"---not getting nearly as much airplay as last year.

The Torero Band, from the UK, does a dead-on impression of the Tijuana Brass on "The First Noel".

"Christmas Wrapping" by the Waitresses.

"Merry Christmas Darling" by the Carpenters.

"Let it Snow" by Chicago.

And a couple of interesting songs(don't know the artists)...."Sled Zeppelin"(pseudo-Zep but with XMAS lyrics) and this funny song called "I Hate Fruitcake".

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