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The Obligatory MLC Christmas Song Post

It’s almost a tradition – to post our favorite and not so favorite Christmas songs.  I’ll get the (snow) ball rolling.

This girl from South Carolina is getting very popular – Shane Ericks.  *apologies to @sally – not her favorite Christmas song.

 

I love this song by Gloria Estefan.  Every time I hear it, I think of how it would make a good song to choreograph for jazz dancers – with lots of kicks and spinning.

 

Maybe it’s played too much – but this song makes my ears bleed.

 

And finally, I’m sure this touching song is one that almost every MCLer can relate to.  Especially “the snow turned into rain” metaphor.

 

Okay, list your favorite and not so favorite Christmas songs.  Maybe you have a Christmas song that has a special meaning to you – list it.  Or maybe just a cool Christmas song.

34 Responses to “The Obligatory MLC Christmas Song Post”

  1. 4G says:

    Back around Christmas of 1973, I was working part-time for a warehouse. A lot of the job was unloading containers. During Christmas vacation, the part-timer’s hours would overlap a little with the full-timers, so we would sometimes unload a container together.

    Some of the full-timers were youngish (I dunno – 20, maybe 30-somethings?) P.I.’s. Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” was pretty popular back then and would be played frequently on the radio. We would often have a radio playing as we unloaded containers.

    It would always crack me up how these guys would break out into song whenever that tune played. “Release my beelot”, “Release my beelot”.

    To this day, that memory flashes for me whenever I hear that song.

    LOL

  2. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    Christmas Time Is Here – A Charlie Brown Christmas
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPG3zSgm_Qo

  3. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    O Holy Night – Celine Dion
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sEP5_7DMu0

  4. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley and Martina McBride
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KK6sMo8NBY

  5. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    Do They Know it’s Christmas – Band Aid
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjQzJAKxTrE

  6. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    Happy Xmas – John Lennon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbKQ7nXx0o8

  7. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    The Chipmunk Song – Alvin and the Chipmunks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qoPlFREKnU

  8. 4G says:

    Eh, where everybody stay? LOL

    Kind of ashamed to admit but, I kinda like this one:

    Run DMC, “Christmas in Hollis”:

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

    😉

  9. Rodney says:

    Another local Christmas classic with Na Leo and Robert Cazimero

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

  10. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    Silent Night Military Tribute
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoN4y7JFkEA
    …may there be peace…

  11. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    Was looking around youtube for something by the Kailua Madrigals, but no luck. IIRC there was a Christmas show on TV they did way back when.

  12. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    My Hawaiian Christmas – Honolulu Boy Choir
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwGpHG3SDR8

  13. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    Song of Christmas – Hookena
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNCwTq1diFE

  14. Rodney says:

    It’s just not Christmas without Hawaii’s own Karen Carpenter. Christmas in Hawaii Nei by Gail Mack of George Street.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr58ASaOgzE

  15. 4G says:

    Brenda Lee, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_6xNuUEnh2g

    Paul McCartney, “Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time”:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hMhMekfIyos

  16. 4G says:

    Barbra Streisand, “Silent Night”:

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

    Eartha Kitt, “Santa Baby”:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jFMyF9fDKzE

  17. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    Santa Claus and his Old Lady – Cheech & Chong
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSH9ryRzHQ4

  18. sameguydifferentchannel says:

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

  19. adobo says:

    Driving, walking the mall, office party, hearing this always picks me up during the Xmas season. If I shopping and this plays I probably end up spending more money.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_3HLtW8mCw

    And Shindig dancers too!

  20. 4G says:

    Eagles, “Please Come Home for Christmas”:

    https://youtu.be/kNnU-8TocSI

    Wham, “Last Christmas”:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MZVY-pGDsN4

  21. 4G says:

    Mariah Carey, “All I Want for Christmas Is You”:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fRyhqobl0sk

    Jose Feliciano, “ Feliz Navidad”:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rOPZoX6ZSnE

  22. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    some mellow sax
    Let It Snow – Kenny G
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCBBm-zgWSo

  23. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    In 7th grade, the first time I heard the full band play at Kaimuki Intermediate, it was in the cafeteria and they led off with Sleigh Ride. Tho not quite the Boston Pops, they were impressive nonetheless.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIT3tb9P1Us

  24. sameguydifferentchannel says:

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

  25. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    Mele Kalikimaka – Genoa Keawe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5_7oN-Z1B0

  26. sameguydifferentchannel says:

    From that old commercial:
    The Merriest Hawaiian Christmas – Honolulu Boy Choir
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulNDs8n1fns

  27. 4G says:

    Stevie Wonder, “Someday at Christmas” (this is actually a whole CD):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lW7m1Pk83w

  28. 4G says:

    Shane Ericks sounds similar to Karen Carpenter – sorry, @sally . . . .

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