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The Songfactors' Choice Holiday Edition ~ Best Original Christmas Song

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Nobody wants to nominate "Run, Rudolph, Run" - Keith

or original - Chuck Berry?

Come on reindeers

You know your the mastermind

You better run run Rudolph

Santa's gettin' far behind

Run run Rudolph

Santa's gotta make it to town

If Santa makes 'em high tail it

We can take the freeway down

You gotta run run Rudolph

Racin' like a merry-go-round

Said Santa to the child

"Hey boy, what have you been longing for?"

He said

"All I want for Christmas

Is a rock n' roll electric guitar"

And then away went Rudolph

Racin' like a shooting star

You gotta run run Rudolph

Santa's gotta make it to town

If Santa makes 'em high tail it

We can take the freeway down

Well run run Rudolph

Racin' like a merry-go-round

Come on David, take it

Well said Santa to the little girl

"What is it that you wanna get?"

"A little baby doll that can cry, sleep, drink and wet"

Well away went Rudolph, racin' like a searing jet

You gotta run run Rudolph

Santa's gotta make it to town

If Santa makes 'em high tail it

We can take the freeway down

Well run run Rudolph

Racin' like a merry-go round

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So many good ones have already been mentioned, but I always liked the sheer ridiculousness of "Everybody Knows The Claus" by Hanson.

Don't you smell the cookies he's bakin

Can't you see that belly, it's shakin'

Don't you take a cookie off that pan

You don't want to mess with this man

You've never seen this side of him before

You know he wont be knockin' at your door

Here comes Santa Claus

Doin' all those good things

Everybody knows the Claus

Here come Santa Claus

You know he's a big man

Don't mess with the boss

Ask Rudolph and he won't steer you wrong

Now, Santa wasn't this fat all along

Until he started cookin' one day

Now don't take that turkey away

You've never seen this side of him before

You know he won't be knockin' at your door

Here comes Santa Claus

Doin' all those good things

Everybody knows the Claus

Here comes Santa Claus

You know he's a big man

Don't mess with the boss

(bridge)

Ridin' down the air highway in his sleigh

Bringing all the presents for the next day

Don't forget the donuts

His cookies and his milk are his pride

Or anything that can be deep fried

Don't get me wrong now he's a nice guy

But you don't want to get on his bad side

You've never seen this side of him, you've never seen this side of...

Here comes Santa Claus

Doin' all those things

Everybody knows the Claus

Here comes Santa Claus

You know he's a big man

Don't mess with the boss

Also, being that Christmas is a religious holiday, someone should put in something about the true origin of it. I'm not sure if it's the original version or not, but Plus One's "This Is Christmas" is my favorite one of those.

They wished upon a star

Three wise men traveled far to see

A babe who was born to be King

The dream in heaven's dreams

That made the prophets' words complete

And the angels begin to sing

They looked to the sky

Followed the light

Love's greatest gift

Had come to us that night

Can you feel the spirit in the air

Giving hope to people everywhere

Celebrate our Savior's here

This is Christmas

Hallelujahs echoing tonight

Now everything will be alright

Celebrate our Savior's here

This is Christmas

I know we've seen some times

When joy has been so hard to find

And life seems to take more than faith

But we dreaming heaven's dream

And finding hope within our hearts

To believe that there's more than we see

We looked to the sky

Followed the light

Love's greatest gift

Has come again tonight

Can you feel the spirit in the air

Giving hope to people everywhere

Celebrate our Savior's here

This is Christmas

(Hallelujah)

Hallelujahs echoing tonight (tonight)

Now everything will be alright (be alright)

Celebrate our Savior's here

This is Christmas

There's no greater gift

Than the life that you gave

All the hatred

Rearrange it

Spread all the love

Spread all the love (the love, the love, the love)

Can you feel the spirit in the air (in the air)

Giving hope to people everywhere

This is Christmas

(Hallelujah)

Hallelujahs echoing tonight (tonight)

Now everything will be alright (be alright)

Celebrate our Savior's here

This is Christmas (Christmas)

Can you feel the spirit in the air

Giving hope to people everywhere (giving hope)

Celebrate our Savior's here

This is Christmas (Christmas)

Hallelujahs echoing tonight (tonight)

Now everything will be alright (be alright)

Celebrate our Savior's here

This is Christmas

Can you feel

Can you feel the spirit in the air

Giving hope to people everywhere (everywhere)

Celebrate our Savior's here

This is Christmas

Hallelujahs echoing tonight (tonight)

Now everything will be alright (be alright)

Celebrate our Savior's here

This is Christmas

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I was actually thinking about the Chuck Berry song (Run Run Rudolph).

That´s good, Lucky, so you can nominate it... :) if you want, of course... :shades: I already nominated two "rare" songs and I thought somebody should nominate this amazing almost-classic... :)

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"Snoopy's Christmas"

The Royal Guardsmen

The news had came out in the First World War

The bloody Red Baron was flying once more

The Allied Command ignored all of its men

And called on Snoopy to do it again

'Twas the night before Christmas and forty below

When Snoopy went up in search of his foe

He spied the Red Baron and fiercely they fought

With ice on his wings he knew he was caught

(Chorus 1)

Christmas bells those Christmas bells

Ringing through the land

Asking peace of all the world

And good will to men

The Baron had Snoopy dead in his sights

He reached for the trigger to put him tight

Why he didn't shoot well we'll never know

Or was it the bells from the village below

(Chorus 2)

Christmas bells those Christmas bells

Ringing through the land

Bringing peace to all the world

And good will to men

The Baron made Snoopy fly to the Rhine

And forced him to land behind the enemy lines

Snoopy was certain that this was the end

When the Baron cried out "Merry Christmas, my friend!"

The Baron then offered a holiday toast

And Snoopy our hero saluted his host

And then with a roar they were both on their way

Each knowing they'd meet on some other day

(Repeat chorus 2 and fade)

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Five Pound Box of Money

Pearl Bailey

Hey Santa Claus,

You want to make me happy this year?

Listen to me, honey

Give Pearl something that would be of some use to me

Like a five pound box of money

Now there’s a little gift

That’s loaded with

Lots of sentiment

See, when I get blue, Santa

I’m gonna think of you

But at the same time have a little change to pay my rent

Now, money isn’t everything

There’s no two ways about it

But while we’re here, Santa dear

It’s much better with it than without it

So really, I could be real good

And not do nothin’ funny

If you do like I ask you

Stop by right on Christmas night

And try me, try me, try me on that money

Just try me, honey

Santa, can you hear me?

Have you listened to everything I’ve been asking you about?

Listen honey, Santa dear,

The New Year would be so bright and sunny

Just bring me that simple thing that I’ve been speaking to you about

And bring me a five pound box of money

That’s all, that’s all

It would be so heavenly

And help me meet both ends, yes indeed

But old Pearl been needin’ bad

A five pound box of tens

Really, how much could that weigh?

I don’t want the whole money tree

What good is that big thing to me?

You keep the branches, the trunk, and the roots

‘Cause all I want is just a little bit of the fruit

So if you wanna be sure I’ll be yours

Little old honey, honey bunny

You can start me off on Christmas night

With a five pound – no, I better increase that, ten pounds

No, I better beg big while I’m beggin’

‘Cause you know, I might not catch you next year

‘Cause sometimes people go out and you don’t see them no more

So bring the money

Santa! Do you hear me?

Christmas in Hollis

Run D.M.C.

[Run]

It was December 24th on Hollis Ave in the dark

When I see a man chilling with his dog in the park

I approached very slowly with my heart full of fear

Looked at his dog, oh my God, an ill reindeer

But then I was illin because the man had a beard

And a bag full of goodies, 12 o'clock had neared

So I turned my head a second and the man had gone

But he left and dropped his wallet smack dead on the lawn

I picket the wallet up then I took a pause

Took out the license and it cold said "Santa Claus"

A million dollars in it, cold hundreds of G's

Enough to buy a boat and matching car with ease

But I'd never steal from Santa, cause that ain't right

So I'm going home to mail it back to him that night

But when I got home I bugged, cause under the tree

Was a letter from Santa and all the dough was for me

[D.M.C.]

It's Christmas time in Hollis Queens

Mom's cooking chicken and collard greens

Rice and stuffing, macaroni and cheese

And Santa put gifts under Christmas trees

Decorate the house with lights at night

Snow's on the ground, snow white so bright

In the fireplace is the yule log

Beneath the mistle toe as we drink egg nog

The rhymes you hear are the rhymes of Darryl's

But each and every year we bust Chrsitmas carrols

(Christmas melodies)

[Run-D.M.C.]

Rhymes so loud and prod you hear it

It's Christmas time and we got the spirit

Jack Frost chillin, the hawk is out

And that's what Christmas is all about

The time is now, the place is here

And the whole wide world is filled with cheer

[D.M.C.]

My name's D.M.C. with the mic in my hand

And I'm chilling and coolin just like a snowman

So open your eyes, lend us an ear

We want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch-Dr. Seuss

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.

You really are a heel.

You're as cuddly as a cactus,

You're as charming as an eel.

Mr. Grinch.

You're a bad banana

With a greasy black peel.

You're a monster, Mr. Grinch.

Your heart's an empty hole.

Your brain is full of spiders,

You've got garlic in your soul.

Mr. Grinch.

I wouldn't touch you, with a

thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.

You're a vile one, Mr. Grinch.

You have termites in your smile.

You have all the tender sweetness

Of a seasick crocodile.

Mr. Grinch.

Given the choice between the two of you

I'd take the seasick crockodile.

You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch.

You're a nasty, wasty skunk.

Your heart is full of unwashed socks

Your soul is full of gunk.

Mr. Grinch.

The three words that best describe you,

are, and I quote: "Stink. Stank. Stunk."

You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch.

You're the king of sinful sots.

Your heart's a dead tomato splot

With moldy purple spots,

Mr. Grinch.

Your soul is an apalling dump heap overflowing

with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable

rubbish imaginable,

Mangled up in tangled up knots.

You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch.

With a nauseaus super-naus.

You're a crooked jerky jockey

And you drive a crooked horse.

Mr. Grinch.

You're a three decker saurkraut and toadstool

sandwich

With arsenic sauce.

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"FATHER CHRISTMAS" - The Kinks

When I was small I believed in Santa Claus

Though I knew it was my dad

And I would hang up my stocking at Christmas

Open my presents and I'd be glad

But the last time I played Father Christmas

I stood outside a department store

A gang of kids came over and mugged me

And knocked my reindeer to the floor

They said:

Father Christmas, give us some money

Don't mess around with those silly toys.

We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over

We want your bread so don't make us annoyed

Give all the toys to the little rich boys

Don't give my brother a Steve Austin outfit

Don't give my sister a cuddly toy

We don't want a jigsaw or monopoly money

We only want the real McCoy

Father Christmas, give us some money

We'll beat you up if you make us annoyed

Father Christmas, give us some money

Don't mess around with those silly toys

But give my daddy a job 'cause he needs one

He's got lots of mouths to feed

But if you've got one, I'll have a machine gun

So I can scare all the kids down the street

Father Christmas, give us some money

We got no time for your silly toys

We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over

We want your bread so don't make us annoyed

Give all the toys to the little rich boys

Have yourself a merry merry Christmas

Have yourself a good time

But remember the kids who got nothin'

While you're drinkin' down your wine

Father Christmas, give us some money

We got no time for your silly toys

Father Christmas, please hand it over

We'll beat you up, so don't make us annoyed

Father Christmas, give us some money

Don't mess around with those silly toys

We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over

We want your bread, so don't make us annoyed

Give all the toys to the little rich boys

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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And if by some weird chance the Kinks DON'T win Number One (which would be a complete miscarriage of justice), here's another one I've always liked. It was originally aired on MTV back in the early 80's. It's from Bryan Adams, and it's called...

"REGGAE CHRISTMAS" - Bryan Adams

Every year I get the same feel

Christmas come I wanna pack my backs and flee

wanna get away from New York

Wanna find another place to be, So...

We're having a reggae christmas - down in Jamaica

we're having a good time too

Hey man, we're having a reggae christmas

a merry christmas and a reggae new year to you

Christmas is nice in Germany

if you like being up to your knees in snow

it's just as cold up in Canada

we gotta find another place to go

So...

so we're having a reggae christmas - down in Jamaica

We're having a good time too.

Hey man, we're having a reggae christmas

a merry christmas and a reggae new year to you.

And so now we're down in Kingstontown

but I get that someday I know

gonna meet my friends down in Kingston town

and those good times gonna rock

and those good times gonna roll.

We're having a reggae christmas

- down in jamaica

we're having a good time too.

Hey man, we're having a reggae christmas

a merry christmas and a reggae new year to you

we're having a reggae christmas

- down in jamaica

we're having a good time too

hey man, we're having reggae christmas

a merry christmad and a reggae new year

A merry christmas and a reggae new year

a merry christmas and a reggae new year to you

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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What's this? - Michael Franti, Gabriel Rios & Flip Kowlier

What's this? What's this?

There's color everywhere

What's this?

There's white things in the air

What's this?

I can't believe my eyes

I must be dreaming

Wake up, jack, this isn't fair

What's this?

What's this? What's this?

There's something very wrong

What's this?

There are people singing songs

What's this?

The streets are lined with

Little creatures laughing

Everybody seems so happy

Have I possibly gone daffy?

What is this?

What's this?

There are children throwing snowballs here

instead of throwing heads

They're busy building toys

And absolutely no one's dead

There's frost on every window

Oh, I can't believe my eyes

And in my bones I feel the warmth

That's coming from inside

Oh, look

What's this?

They're hanging mistletoe, they kiss

Why that looks so unique, inspired

They're gathering around to hear a story

Roasting chestnuts on a fire

What's this?

What's this?

In here they've got a little tree, how queer

And who would ever think

And why?

They're covering it with tiny little things

They've got electric lights on strings

And there's a smile on everyone

So, now, correct me if I'm wrong

This looks like fun

This looks like fun

Oh, could it be I got my wish?

What's this?

Oh my, what now?

The children are asleep

But look, there's nothing underneath

No ghouls, no witches here to scream and scare them

Or ensnare them, only little cozy things

Secure inside their dreamland

What's this?

The monsters are all missing

And the nightmares can't be found

And in their place there seems to be

Good feeling all around

Instead of screams, I swear

I can hear music in the air

The smell of cakes and pies

Is absolutely everywhere

The sights, the sounds

They're everywhere and all around

I've never felt so good before

This empty place inside of me is filling up

I simply cannot get enough

I want it, oh, I want it

Oh, I want it for my own

I've got to know

I've got to know

What is this place that I have found?

What is this?

Christmas Town, hmm...

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Believe - Josh Groban

Children sleeping, snow is softly falling

Dreams are calling, like bells in the distance

We were dreamers not so long ago

But one by one we all had to grow up

When it seems the magic's slipped away

We find it all again on Christmas day

Believe in what your heart is saying

Hear the melody that's playing

There's no time to waste

There's so much to celebrate

Believe in what you feel inside

And give your dreams the wings to fly

You have everything you need

If you just believe

Trains move quickly to their journey's end

Destinations are where we begin again

Ships go sailing far across the sea

Trusting starlight to get where they need to be

When it seems that we have lost our way

We find ourselves again on Christmas day

Believe in what your heart is saying

Hear the melody that's playing

There's no time to waste

There's so much to celebrate

Believe in what you feel inside

And give your dreams the wings to fly

You have everything you need

If you just believe

If you just believe

If you just believe

If you just believe

Just believe

Just believe

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Can I change one of my nominations to something by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra? (Unless somebody else know who they are and would like to nominate them)

I love them!! I would have nominated their best known song, I think it's "Christmas In Sarajevo," but I thought the music was traditional... but man do they do a crazy good version of it. :rockon: :rockon:

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