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Music Time – Christmas Songs

Christmas Songs

 

Time for the obligatory Christmas songs post.  Christmas songs you love, Christmas songs you loathe, Christmas songs that you can’t get out of your head (earworm), Christmas songs that bring back good memories, Christmas hymns that you sang small-kid-time, Christmas songs sung by your favorite singer.  You get the gist of it.  So, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

 

I love this jazzy version by Gloria Estefan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And it’s not complete until we hear Gail Mack.

 

Let the Christmas season begin!

58 Responses to “Music Time – Christmas Songs”

  1. Mark'75 says:

    Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9BZDpni56Y

  2. Mark'75 says:

    Hey Santa – Carnie & Wendy Wilson
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO8NYJ0bZ1c

  3. Mark'75 says:

    It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way – Jim Croce
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEKdzyBJ6Vw

  4. Mark'75 says:

    Every Year, Every Christmas – Luther Vandross
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eTKcgmsIi8

  5. Mark'75 says:

    Little Saint Nick – The Beachboys
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSynDh_K0EE

  6. Mark'75 says:

    Someday at Christmas – Stevie Wonder
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3YxvNQgq3M

  7. Mark'75 says:

    Give Love on Christmas Day – Jackson 5
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngmt8XUuGIg

  8. Mark'75 says:

    Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Jackson 5
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmUW2pVAopc

  9. Mark'75 says:

    @4G: Thanks! It still makes me chuckle.

  10. khs68 says:

    This is from 2014 – Waikele Christmas Decorations. The Yoshida’s started the Anapau street spectacular.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fkP82I3F0w

    This year the neighborhood is competing in the ABC show “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”
    http://www.kitv.com/story/30645809/waikele-neighborhood-competes-in-abcs-the-great-christmas-light-fight

  11. Seawalker says:

    LOL

    Note to self: make appointment at the barber shop this weekend. See what happens when you have a mid life crisis?

    Rod Steward – Blondes Have More Fun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6iTWaKoZ5U

    Hehehe

  12. 4G says:

    @Mark’75 –

    Christmas is Coming:

    http://youtu.be/6H6uiEO8z4w

  13. 4G says:

    @Mark’75, @Seawalker:

    😉

  14. Seawalker says:

    Atta boy, @4G… a new look for the season. Saw on the news that the hot item is now hoverboards. Man, almost like a smart phone. But how do you drive them buggahs?

  15. Mark'75 says:

    Elementary school time, we sang Christmas carols. One song started with “Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat…” Everyone in the class bus’ out laughing, no one got the second line. To this day, I don’t know that second line, except something about an old man’s hat. LOL

  16. Mark'75 says:

    @4G: Better in GOLD!!!

  17. 4G says:

    Vince Guaraldi, “Charlie Brown Christmas”:

    http://youtu.be/hM2dV0vtOd0

  18. Mark Shelby says:

    Although I did not always agree with all of John Denver’s political views. He was one of my all time favorite pop singers of all time. Just as James Taylor was.

    I still remember this John Denver Christmas special. I looked forward to all of the Christmas specials. Now, sadly it seems we are in trouble if we even mention the word Christmas!

    I love the mountains of Colorado! I have 4×4 explored there many times!

    Enjoy the good old days with John Denver……

    John Denver’s Christmas in Aspen (1988) Part 1 of 4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydukd9WNY4g

  19. Mark Shelby says:

    Forgot to say……my point is. Do you remember sitting around the Christmas tree and your TV with your family, and watching all of the good old wholesome Christmas Specials from days gone by?

    Enjoy the wholesome old time comedy…..and

    Silver Bells at Minute 3:40………

    Olivia Newton-John & Bob Hope “SILVER BELLS” – from the Bob Hope Christmas Special (1974)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fCETzJpGi4

  20. Mark Shelby says:

    Can I share this? Remember all of the Bob Hope Christmas Specials? I sure do. I loved every one of them! And Bob Hope always seemed to include his very good Pal Bing Crosby.

    As Bob Hope is announcing in the beginning of this show in Dec. 1965, it seems that this is his first show ever in Color TV! I remember this one! I was only 10 years old. And 1965 is about the time I remember color TV coming on the scene, and a color TV in my house.

    When you get past all of the comedy in this show, there are actually a few Christmas songs here.

    So fun to remember the good old days!

    Bob Hope Special December 15th, 1965

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeGXNOBTmDg

  21. Mark Shelby says:

    Thanks for the memory Rodney! I remember those lovely blonde ladies! They were captivating! ; )

  22. Rodney says:

    I’m going to let this post run longer.

    (In other words, I was too lazy to write something)

    Here’s my favorite Christmas rock-version song. Mostly because I with I was the long-haired guitarist playing this song.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQNirj6lbGY

  23. Rodney says:

    See if this doesn’t wake you up:

    Joy to the World
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82tAGFRiNC4

  24. Rodney says:

    Another one:

    Blue Christmas – Dueling Basses
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F47GKeoRo_s

  25. Rodney says:

    I found some Postmodern Jukebox Christmas songs:

    My Favorite Things
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlwMTQFLHdU

  26. Mark Shelby says:

    You just can’t go wrong with anything Bing Crosby! Now here is a gem!

    Growing up as a little kid, I always enjoyed all things Bing Crosby! Bing did a Christmas special every year, and I loved them all!

    Bing Crosby’s last Christmas special, this show originally aired Nov. 30, 1977, after Crosby’s passing.
    A musical highlight is Crosby singing “Little Drummer Boy” in counterpoint to David Bowie singing “Peace on Earth”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE9XVKka_tA

  27. HBH says:

    Carpenter’s were good. But I like C & K Christmas album.

  28. 4G says:

    Leroy Anderson, “A Christmas Festival”:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFsogHBZbJY

  29. old school says:

    Seawalker: Christmas Eve at Bobby McGee’s? Sounds painful. For me, the song was haunting because my GF took a job overseas, and left me home alone on Christmas. OK, TMI!

    khs68: Love that song, too.

  30. walter says:

    Ditto on Feliz Navidad. But family tradition is Boston Pops Christmas Party which has all the classics, all orchestral and instrumental. Another favorite is the entire soundtrack to Merry Christmas Charlie Brown. Always did like Vince Guaraldi’s jazz score to Peanuts animation. I try to buy one new cd each Christmas. Beejee Adair’s Winter Romance has been the most memorable in several years. Good King Wenceslas is my favorite Christmas Carol. Be mellow and Happy Christmas!

  31. khs68 says:

    This one means Christmas to me — old school…

    Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itcMLwMEeMQ&list=RDitcMLwMEeMQ

  32. Seawalker says:

    Johnny… Johnny… Johnny… We Need A Little Christmas

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V6ESh4B2qc

    If this one doesn’t pump you up you’re in trouble, man.

  33. Seawalker says:

    Nobody does it like Johnny Mathis. Maybe because it’s the most wonderful time of the year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pI-gtDY5jA

  34. Seawalker says:

    That’s the one, @old school. No one sings it better than Karen Carpenter. She’s the female version of Barry White. Something about her voice that’s smooth, sweet, and hitting a note that’s music to the ears. One Christmas Eve when were at Bobby McGees, it was 5 till midnight. Only the loneliest of the lonely hang out at the nightclubs the day before Christmas. So what song do they play? You’ve got it. Merry Christmas Darling. Heck, some of the lucky ones were hanging on to each other on the dance floor. Lucky fools! But the majority of us were watching with the saddest faces on the sidelines. The DJ sure knew how to put a hurt on the lonely souls. I swear, a black cloud came over the joint while that song was playing. But those were the days. Hehehe! Most of the videos show Karen with a hallow look to her face. But she looked so much more robust being chunkier. Years ago, I counted the number of times they played Merry Christmas Darling over the radio. I know it was over 55, but enjoyed it every time they played it.

  35. Mark Shelby says:

    old school….. Thanks. I went to Point Loma Nazarene College in San Diego in the mid 1970’s. And I was lucky enough to try out and get accepted to sing in our school Concert Choir. Crisp four part harmony with girls and guys. I have loved music since I was little. And I know good music when I hear it.

  36. old school says:

    Mark: Takes a real man to admit he enjoys listening to the Carpenters! I do, too.

  37. Mark Shelby says:

    old school…..Yup! That’s one of my all time favorite Carpenters Christmas songs! Thanks for the memories.

  38. old school says:

    This song still stirs some heartfelt, and painful, memories every time I hear it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR1ujXx2p-I

  39. HBH says:

    I love the twelve days of Xmas Hawaii style. There’s a cute version with keiki dancing. I haven’t figured out how to copy YouTube videos on a smartphone to sites like this yet.

  40. Mark Shelby says:

    In the 1970’s I really enjoyed The Carpenters. I’m sorry this video is fuzzy. It’s very old I guess. But you get the idea. And I can still remember this Christmas TV Special….

    I loved all of their music, all year round actually! Their voices were magical! I even had 8 Track tapes of their music in my Dad’s 1970 Lincoln Continental! ; )

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Carpenters – Christmas Medley (Winter Wonderland, Silver Bells, White Christmas)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSrfNX2Qx8s&list=PL091D68D8B2CC5C38

  41. 4G says:

    Funny story – one night, like 10-years ago and closer to Christmas time, I decide to play a mix of Christmas music. I didn’t think it was all that unusual at the time.

    A little while into it, my sister comes downstairs and goes, “Who are you, and what have you done with my brother?” LOL

  42. 4G says:

    I dunno; there are all types of Christmas music that I like, but somehow, Barbra Streisand tends to stand out.

    “Sleep in Heavenly Peace (Silent Night)” (actually, that whole album):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4jh4FeNWEg

  43. Mark'75 says:

    Give Me Your Love For Christmas – Johnny Mathis
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKy7fJlYfYY

  44. Mark'75 says:

    Song of Christmas – Ho’okena
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNCwTq1diFE
    accompanied by a beautiful hula

  45. Mark'75 says:

    Christmas Cheer – Cecilio & Kapono
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRhNuoPqAU8

  46. Mark'75 says:

    Mele Kalikimaka – Genoa Keawe & her Hula Maidens
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5_7oN-Z1B0
    so classic…chicken skin kine…

  47. Mark'75 says:

    The Merriest Hawaiian Christmas – Honolulu Boy Choir
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulNDs8n1fns
    …can just picture that old commercial, no?

  48. Mark'75 says:

    Christmas in Hawaii – Danny Couch
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dw9YX4DM5o
    Video taken at KCC Farmer’s Market…near Mark Shelby’s old stompin’ grounds

  49. Mark'75 says:

    All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5bo4VDEH-U

  50. Mark'75 says:

    Happy Xmas (War is Over) – John Lennon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXaLu7bvke8

  51. KAN says:

    @Sally – I have a friend who lives in a, shall we say, “transitional” neighborhood. He says the version in his part of town is “Police in My Yard.”

    I am *not* going to list Sally’s least-favorite song, but mine is either “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” or “Christmas Don’t Be Late” by the Chipmunks.

  52. 4G says:

    Jose Feliciano, “Feliz Navidad”:

    http://youtu.be/Y82UimBZ964

    Release my bee_ _ _ . . . LOL

  53. Sally says:

    Mary Did You Know… Kutless
    https://youtu.be/dX3HX3nd3H0

  54. KAN says:

    Woohooooooo! Christmas music!

    I think this is one of the best versions of “O Holy Night” – Willie K.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAMwsBPfRIc

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