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WELCOME TO THE SONGFACTOR'S CHOICE: Holiday Edition ~ Best Original Christmas Song

* ALL MEMBERS OF SONGFACTS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO PARTICIPATE * Share your knowledge and your love of the thing that keeps SongFacts the community we all know and love. MUSIC ! The basic guidelines are simple....

* The Songfactors' Music of Choice will be decided by your nominations and votes. For each edition we'll ask that you nominate 1 OR 2 selections that meet the guidelines for that edition.

* With each nomination, we'll ask that you give us a review, a few thoughts or just a description of how your selection makes you feel. No one is being graded on their writing here. What we want is for you to share your knowledge and feelings about the music you love.

* Each edition will run 3 to 4 weeks. At the end of that time, we'll ask you to vote. You know how that works! These lists will number 5, so we'll ask that you compile your list of 5 choices for the final Songfactor's Music of Choice. We will tally them, just like The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten, 1 through 5 (or 10). At the close of voting, we will have our Songfactors' Music of Choice.

* Be as creative with this as you'd like. We want to encourage an exchange of thoughts, so this will be a place to learn about and enjoy the nominations, as well as the final choices. The guidelines will change with each edition.

....So, Welcome To.....

The Songfactors' Choice: Holiday Edition ! ! ! ! !

**** 'Tis the Season, so what we we are looking for is the best original Christmas song, be it in keeping with the holiday, or a bit tongue in cheek. We are going to run this edition quickly, with the results to be posted by December 15th. So put on your Santa hat and give us your nominations. Remember, this time what we DON"T want are songs that have become traditional Christmas songs.

PLEASE, GIVE US YOUR NOMINATIONS NOW! :thumbsup:

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Let Me Sleep ~ Pearl Jam

Fanclub Christmas single from 1991

Cold wind blows on the soles of my feet

Heaven knows nothing of me

I'm lost nowhere to go

Oh when I was a kid oh how magic it seemed

Oh please let me sleep its Christmas time

Flowered winds was where I lived

Thought you burned not froze for your sins

Oh I'm so tired and cold

Oh when I was a kid oh how magic it seemed

Oh please let me sleep it's Christmas time

Oh oh when I was a kid oh how magic it seemed

Oh please let me sleep it's Christmas time

Oh oh when I if I was a kid oh how magic it seemed

Oh please let me dream it's Christmas time

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My D*ck In A Box ~ Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake :rockon: :rockon:

Not gonna get you a diamond ring

that sorta gift don't mean anything

Not gonna get you a fancy car

girl you've gotta know you're my shining star

Not gonna get you a house in the hills

A girl like you needs something real

Wanna give you something from the heart

something special, girl...

For all the fellas out there with ladies to impress

it's easy to do, just follow these steps

One: cut a hole in a box

Two: put your junk in that box

Three: Make her open the box

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

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"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" - Roy Wood

When the snowman brings the snow

Well he just might like to know

He's put a great big smile on sombody's face

If you jump into your bed

Quikly cover up your head

Don't you lock the doors

You know that sweet santa clause is on the way

(chorus)

Well I wish it could be christmas everyday

when the kids start singing and the band begins to play

Oh I wish it could be christmas everyday

So let the bells ring out for christmas

When your skating in the park

If the snow cloud makes it dark

Then your rosy cheeks are gonna light my merry way

Now the frosty paws appear

And they've frozen up my ear

So we'll lie by the fire

Till the sleet simply knocks 'em all the way

(chorus)

Well I wish it could be christmas everyday

When the kids start singing and the band begins to play

Oh I wish it could be christmas every day

So let the bells ring out for christmas

When the snow man brings the snow(snowman brings the snow)

Well he just might like to know(just might like to know)

He's put a great big smile on somebody's face

So if santa brings that sleigh(santa brings that sleigh)

Along the milky way(along the milky way)

I'll sign my name on the rooftop in the snow

Then he may decide to stay

(chorus)

Well I wish it could be christmas everyday

When the kids start singing and the band begins to play

Oh I wish it could be christmas everyday

So let the bells ring out for christmas

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This to me is THE Christmas song. There's no other song that puts me in a Christmas mood like this one does.

Wonderful Christmas Time -- Paul McCartney

The mood is right

The spirit's up

We're here tonight

And that's enough

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

The party's on

The feeling's here

That only comes

This time of year

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

The choir of children sing their song

They practiced all year long

Ding dong, ding dong

Ding dong, ding dong

Ding dong, ding dong

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

The word is out

About the town

To lift a glass

Ahhh don't look down

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

Well, we're not voting for the best lyrics, are we? :shades:

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I do love this one:

It's Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) ~ U2

It's Christmas

Baby, please come home

(Yeah!)

The snow's coming down

I'm watching it fall

Watching the people around

Baby please come home

The churchbells in town

They're rining a song

What a happy sound

Baby please come home

Theyr'e singing deck the halls

But it's not like Christmas at all

I remember when you were here

And all the fun we had last year

Pretty lights on the tree

I'm watching 'em shine

You should be here with me

Baby please come home

Baby please come home

Baby please come home

They're singing deck the halls

But it's not like Christmas at all

I remember when you were here

And all the fun we had last year

If there was a way

I'd hold back these tears

But it's Christmas day

Baby please come home

Ohh...

Baby please come home

Baby please come home

Baby please come home

Ohh...

Baby please come home

Baby please come home

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My first Nomination:

I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake

They said there'll be snow at Christmas,

They said there'll be peace on earth,

But instead it just kept on raining,

A veil of tears for the Virgin birth.

I remember one Christmas morning,

The Winter's light and a distant choir,

And the peal of a bell and that Christmas tree smell,

And eyes full of tinsel and fire.

They sold me a dream of Christmas,

They sold me a silent night,

They told me a fairy story,

'Til I believed in the Israelite.

And I believed in Father Christmas,

And I looked to the sky with excited eyes,

Then I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn,

And I saw him and through his disguise.

I wish you a hopeful Christmas,

I wish you a brave New Year,

All anguish, pain and sadness,

Leave your heart and let your road be clear.

They said there'd be snow at Christmas,

They said there'd be peace on earth,

Hallelujah! Noel!, be it Heaven or Hell,

The Christmas we get, we deserve.

Edited by Guest
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Happy Xmas (War Is Over) ~ John Lennon

And so this is Christmas, and what have you done?

Another year over, and a new one just begun.

And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun,

The near and the dear ones, the old and the young.

A very Merry Christmas,

And a Happy New Year.

Let's hope it's a good one,

Without any fear.

And so this is Christmas, for weak and for strong,

For rich and for poor ones, the road is so long.

And so happy Christmas, for black and for white,

For yellow and red ones, let's stop all the fight.

A very Merry Christmas,

And a Happy New Year.

Let's hope it's a good one,

Without any fear.

So this is Christmas, and what have you done?

Another year over, and a new one just begun.

And so happy Christmas, I hope you have fun,

The near and the dear ones, the old and the young.

A very Merry Christmas,

And a Happy New Year.

Let's hope it's a good one,

Without any fear.

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Do They Know It's Christmas? ~ Band Aid

It's Christmastime

There's no need to be afraid

At Christmastime, we let in light and we banish shade

And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy

Throw your arms around the world at Christmastime

But say a prayer

Pray for the other ones

At Christmastime it's hard, but when you're having fun

There's a world outside your window

And it's a world of dread and fear

Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears

And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging

chimes of doom

Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you

And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime

The greatest gift they'll get this year is life

(Oooh) Where nothing ever grows

No rain nor rivers flow

Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

(Here's to you) raise a glass for everyone

(Here's to them) underneath that burning sun

Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

Feed the world

Feed the world

Feed the world

Let them know it's Christmastime again

Feed the world

Let them know it's Christmastime again

repeat then fade

~ (Bob Geldof & Midge Ure) 11/25/86

Participants

Adam Clayton (U2)

Phil Collins (Genesis, solo)

Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats)

Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet)

Chris Cross (Ultravox)

John Taylor (Duran Duran)

Paul Young

Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)

Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17)

Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran)

Simon Crowe (Boomtown Rats)

Marilyn

Keren Woodward (Bananarama)

Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet)

Jody Watley (Shalamar)

Bono (U2)

Paul Weller (The Style Council)

James "J.T." Taylor (Kool & the Gang)

George Michael (Wham!)

Midge Ure (Ultravox)

Martyn Ware (Heaven 17)

John Keeble (Spandau Ballet)

Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet)

Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)

Sarah Dallin (Bananarama)

Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama)

Pete Briquette (Boomtown Rats)

Francis Rossi (Status Quo)

Robert 'Kool' Bell (Kool & the Gang)

Dennis J. T. Thomas (Kool & the Gang)

Andy Taylor (Duran Duran)

Jon Moss (Culture Club)

Sting (The Police)

Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)

Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)

Johnny Fingers (Boomtown Rats)

David Bowie

Boy George (Culture Club)

Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

Paul McCartney (Former member of The Beatles)

Stuart Adamson (Big Country)

Bruce Watson (Big Country)

Tony Butler (Big Country)

Mark Brzezicki (Big Country)

Edited by Guest
added lyrics + credits

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Merry Christmas Baby (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) ~ Ramones

Where is Santa? At his sleigh?

Tell me why is it always this way?

Where is Rudolph? Where is Blitzen, baby?

Merry Christmas, merry merry merry Christmas

All the children are tucked in their beds

Sugar-plum fairies dancing in their heads

Snowball fighting, it's so exciting baby

I love you and you love me

And that's the way it's got to be

I loved you from the start

'Cause Christmas ain't the time for breaking each other's hearts

Where is Santa? At his sleigh?

Tell me why is it always this way?

Where is Rudolph? Where is Blitzen, baby?

Merry Christmas, merry merry merry Christmas

All the children are tucked in their beds

Sugar-plum fairies dancing in their heads

Snowball fighting, it's so exciting baby

Yeah, yeah, yeah

I love you and you love me

And that's the way it's got to be

I loved you from the start

'Cause Christmas ain't the time for breaking each other's hearts

Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight

Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight

Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with you

Ramones 1989

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I changed my mind about Feliz Navidad....I'm gonna change it to....

Please Come Home For Christmas ~ Eagles

Bells will be ringing this sad sad New Years

Oh what a Christmas to have the blues

My baby's gone I have no friends

To wish me greetings once again

Cries will be singing Silent Night

Christmas carols by candlelight

Please come home for Christmas

Please come home for Christmas

If not for Christmas by New Years night

Friends and relations send salutations

Sure as the stars shine above

But this is Christmas yes Christmas my dear

The time of year to be with the ones you love

So won't you tell me you'll never more roam

Christmas and new Years will find you home

There'll be no more sorrow no grief and pain

And I'll be happy, happy once again

Oh there'll be no more sorrow, no grief and pain

And I'll be happy, Christmas once again

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Well, I would probably vote for John Lennon, but here is a very personal fave... Paul Kelly's "How To Make Gravy":

Hello Dan, it's Joe here

I hope you're keeping well

Its the 21st of December

now theyre ringing the last bell

if I get good behaviour

I'll be out of here by July

Won't you kiss my kids on Christmas day

Please don't let them cry for me

I guess the brothers are driving down from Queensland

and Stella's flying in from the coast

They say it's gonna be a hundred degrees, even more maybe,

but that won't stop the roast

Who's gonna make the gravy now?

I bet it won't taste the same

Just add flour, salt, a little red wine and don't forget a dollop of

tomato sauce for sweetness and that extra tang

And give my love to Angus and to Frank and Dolly,

Tell 'em all I'm sorry I screwed up this time

And look after Rita, I'll be thinking of her early Christmas morning

When I'm standing in line

I hear Mary's got a new boyfriend, I hope he can hold his own

Do you remember the last one? What was his name again?

(Just a little too much cologne)

And Roger, you know I'm even gonna miss Roger

'Cause there's sure as hell no one in here I want to fight

Oh praise the Baby Jesus, have a Merry Christmas,

I'm really gonna miss it, all the treasure and the trash

And later in the evening, I can just imagine,

You'll put on Junior Murvin and push the tables back

And you'll dance with Rita, I know you really like her,

Just don't hold her too close, oh brother please don't stab me in the back

I didn't mean to say that, it's just my mind it plays up,

Multiplies each matter, turns imagination into fact

You know I love her badly, she's the one to save me,

I'm gonna make some gravy, I'm gonna taste the fat

Tell her that I'm sorry, yeah I love her badly, tell 'em all I'm sorry,

And kiss the sleepy children for me

You know one of these days, I'll be making gravy,

I'll be making plenty, I'm gonna pay 'em all back.

LBB

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Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer-Elmo & Patsy

Grandma got run over by a reindeer

Walking home from our house Christmas Eve.

You can say there's no such thing as Santa,

But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

She'd been drinkin' too much egg nog,

And we'd begged her not to go.

But she'd left her medication,

So she stumbled out the door into the snow.

When they found her Christmas mornin',

At the scene of the attack,

There were hoof prints on her forehead,

And incriminatin' Claus marks on her back.

Grandma got run over by a reindeer,

Walkin' home from our house Christmas Eve.

You can say there's no such thing as Santa,

But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

Now we're all so proud of Grandpa,

He's been takin' this so well.

See him in there watchin' football,

Drinkin' beer and playin' cards with Cousin Nell.

It's not Christmas without Grandma.

All the family's dressed in black.

And we just can't help but wonder:

Should we open up her gifts or send them back?

SEND THEM BACK!

Grandma got run over by a reindeer,

Walkin' home from our house Christmas Eve.

You can say there's no such thing as Santa,

But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

Now the goose is on the table

And the pudding made of fig. (ahhhhhh)

And a blue and silver candle,

That would just have matched the hair in Grandma's wig.

I've warned all my friends and neighbours.

Better watch out for yourselves.

They should never give a license,

To a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves.

Sing it Grandpa!

Grandma got run over by a reindeer,

Walkin' home from our house, Christmas Eve.

You can say there's no such thing as Santa,

But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

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Blue Christmas-Elvis Presley

Ill have a blue christmas without you

Ill be so blue just thinking about you

Decorations of red on a green christmas tree

Wont be the same dear, if youre not here with me

And when those blue snowflakes start falling

Thats when those blue memories start calling

Youll be doin all right, with your christmas of white

But Ill have a blue, blue blue blue christmas

(instrumental break)

Youll be doin all right, with your christmas of white,

But Ill have a blue, blue christmas

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"Merry Christmas Everybody" - Slade

Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?

It's the time that every Santa has a ball

Does he ride a red nosed reindeer?

Does a 'ton up' on his sleigh

Do the fairies keep him sober for a day?

So here it is merry Christmas

Everybody's having fun

Look to the future now

It's only just begun

Are you waiting for the family to arrive?

Are you sure you got the room to spare inside?

Does your granny always tell ya that the old are the best?

Then she's up and rock 'n' rollin' with the rest

So here it is merry Christmas

Everybody's having fun

Look to the future now

It's only just begun

What will your daddy do

When he sees your Mama kissin' Santa Claus?

Ah ah

Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?

Are you hoping that the snow will start to fall?

Do you ride on down the hillside in a buggy you have made?

When you land upon your head then you've been slayed

So here it is merry Christmas

Everybody's having fun

Look to the future now

It's only just begun

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I hope Fin didn't mention that he was gonna nominate this:

Christmas - The Who

Father:

Did you ever see the faces of the children

They get so excited.

Waking up on christmas morning

Hours before the winter suns ignited.

They believe in dreams and all they mean

Including heavens generosity.

Peeping round the door

to see what parcels are for free

In curiosity.

And Tommy doesn't know what day it is.

He doesn't know who Jesus was or what praying is.

How can he be saved?

From the eternal grave.

Surrounded by his friends he sits so silently,

And unaware of everything.

Playing poxy pin ball

picks his nose and smiles and

Pokes his tongue at everything.

I believe in love

but how can men who've never seen

Light be enlightened.

Only if he's cured

will his spirits future level ever heighten.

And Tommy doesn't know what day it is.

He doesn't know who Jesus was or what praying is.

How can he be saved?

From the eternal grave.

Tommy can you hear me?

Tommy can you hear me?

Tommy can you hear me?

Tommy can you hear me?

Tommy can you hear me?

Can you hear me?

How can he be saved?

Tommy:

See me, feel me

Touch me, heal me.

See me, feel me

Touch me, heal me!

Fahter:

Tommy can you hear me?

Tommy can you hear me?

Tommy can you hear me?

Tommy can you hear me?

Tommy can you hear me?

Can you--Can you--Can you hear me?

How can he be saved?

Did you ever see the faces of the children

They get so excited.

Waking up on christmas morning

Hours before the winter suns ignited.

They believe in dreams and all they mean

Including heavens generosity.

Peeping round the door

to see what parcels are for free

In curiosity.

And Tommy doesn't know what day it is.

He doesn't know who Jesus was or what praying is.

How can he be saved?

From the eternal grave.

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That is a cover of a Darlene Love song that was released in 1963, also this song was produced by Phil Spector.

The Original Version

:laughing: :P

I knew it! Yes Kenne, it's a cover, as is Laurie's

Eagles nomination. I checked with Martin before posting, because I knew someone would hit me with this. We decided the original is old & obscure enough that we can consider these original. They are in keeping with the spirit of the thought.

Basically, what we're looking for is not just another cover or remake of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, or some such. I guess we should have said rather than strictly original, what we want is non-traditional. Is that ok with everyone? If not, I can withdraw U2 and do something else ....

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