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dakegra
dakegra
christmas tunes
As it's christmas, we've been listening to a lot of anonymous_greg's fabulous christmas mix CD. It's eclectic but wonderful, and has put me in mind of making one myself.


I'm quite fond of the Rat Pack christmas tunes, but think I'll include some other weird & wonderful things, but I'm also open to suggestions

So, dear reader. What are *your* favourite festive tunes?
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huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: December 20th, 2010 11:45 am (UTC) (linky)
This is the office playlist!

http://open.spotify.com/user/simonjricce/playlist/1E06cMWJpYraYjqCZvTJON

Check out 'Christmas in Paradise' by Mary Gauthier - I heard it on Bob Harris Country last week, when he named it as his favourite Christmas song.

I love the Beach Boys' 'Little Saint Nick' and Chuck Berry's 'Run Run Rudolph'. And, er, Adam Faith's 'Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop)', which makes me cry.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: December 20th, 2010 11:52 am (UTC) (linky)
Genius! I was thinking of a CD playlist, but a spotify one would work perfectly. :-)
huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: December 20th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC) (linky)
Yesss! Then you can share!
dakegra From: dakegra Date: December 20th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC) (linky)
sharing is good. We like sharing.
san_valentine From: san_valentine Date: December 20th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC) (linky)
Not at all weird or obscure, but deeply wonderful, my favourite ever Xmas tune is the same as it's been since I was about 6: Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade. It ain't Christmas till Noddy says it is !

Accept no substitutions ! It must be Slade.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: December 20th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC) (linky)
excellent choice.
martinoh From: martinoh Date: December 20th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC) (linky)
Since I like my melodies joyful and my lyrics cynical, I normally include "Fairytale of New York" (Kirsty and the Pogues, accept no cheap imitations) and Greg Lake's "I believe in Father Christmas". I'll also throw in The Pretenders' "2000 Miles" and Jethro Tull's "Another Christmas Song". Plus some folky stuff like Steeleye Span's version of Gaudete and the truly wonderful "A Latin Latin Christmas" by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: December 20th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC) (linky)
also excellent choices.
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