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Little Miss Dynamite does Christmas right~

Brenda Lee-Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

From Wikipedia~

recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958, Decca released it in both 1958 and again in 1959, it did not sell well until Lee became a popular star in 1960; that Christmas season, it hit #16 on the Billboard pop chart and turned into a perennial holiday favorite.

If this doesn't make you cry your heart is made of ice~

Judy Garland-Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

The song was introduced in the 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis and has been covered by artists from Frank Sinatra to Twisted Sister.

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This one is technically not eligible, since the category is "Best Original Christmas Song, (and I've already nominated twice anyway), but my people, the People of the Book, deserve a plug, so this one is 4 ur enjoyment as an honorable mention:

The Hanukkah Song-Adam Sandler

Intro: Ok, this a, this is a song, that uh, theres alot of Christmas songs out there, and uh, not

too many Hanukkah songs, so I wrote a song for all those nice little Jewish

kids who dont get to hear any Hanukkah songs--here we go...

Put on your yarmulka, here comes Hanukkah

Its so much fun-akkah to celebrate Hanukkah,

Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights,

Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights.

But when you're the only kid in town without a Christmas tree, Heres a list of

people who are Jewish, just like you and me:

David Lee Roth lights the menorrah,

So do James Caan, Kirk Douglas, and the late Dinah Shore-ah

Guess who eats together at the Carnegie Deli,

Bowzer from Sha-na-na, and Arthur Fonzerrelli.

Paul Newman's half Jewish; Goldie Hawn's half too,

Put them together--what a fine lookin’ Jew! [Esus]

You dont need Deck the Halls or Jingle Bell Rock

Cause you can spin a dreidl with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock--both Jewish!


Put on your yalmulka, its time for Hanukkah,

The owner of the Seattle Super sonic-ah celebrates Hanukkah.

O.J. Simpson-- not a Jew!

But guess who is...Hall of Famer—Rod Carew--(he converted!)

We got Ann Landers and her sister Dear Abby,

Harrison Ford's a quarter Jewish--not too shabby!

Some people think that Ebeneezer Scrooge is,

Well, hes not, but guess who is: All three stooges. [Esus]

So many Jews are in show biz--

Tom Cruise isn't, [tacit] but I heard his agent is. [Esus]

Tell your friend Veronica, its time to celebrate Hanukkah

I hope I get a harmonica, on this lovely, lovely Hanukkah.

So drink your gin-and-tonic-ah, and smoke your mara-juanic-ah,

If you really, really wanna-kah, Have a happy, happy, happy, happy


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Another Christmas Song - Jethro Tull

Hope everybody's ringing on their own bell, this fine morning.

Hope everyone's connected to that long distance phone.

Old man, he's a mountain.

Old man, he's an island.

Old man, he's a-walking says

"I'm going to call, call all my children home."

Hope everybody's dancing to their own drum this fine morning

the beat of distant Africa or a Polish factory town.

Old man, he's calling for his supper.

Calling for his whisky.

Calling for his sons and daughters, yeah ---

calling all his children round.

Sharp ears are tuned in to the drones and chanters warming.

Mist blowing round some headland, somewhere in your memory.

Everyone is from somewhere ---

even if you've never been there.

So take a minute to remember the part of you

that might be the old man calling me.

How many wars you're fighting out there, this winter's morning?

Maybe it's always time for another Christmas song.

Old man he's asleep now.

Got appointments to keep now.

Dreaming of his sons and daughters, and proving ---

proving that the blood is strong.

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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:

Christmas Eve Sarajevo was first released in 1995, it's not a traditional song or anything.

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Player's Ball ~ Outkast (1993)

"Player's Ball (Original Version)"


Scene was so thick, low rides, seventy-seven Sevilles

El Dawgs, nuttin but them 'llacs

All the players, all the hustlers, i'm talking about

Black man heaven, yah know what i'm saying? Peace

[Verse One:]

It's beginnin to look a lot like what?

Follow my every step take notes

On how i creep I's bout ta go in deep

This is the way i creep my season

Here's my ghetto rep i kept to say

The least no no it can't cease so i

Begin to piece my two and two together

Gots no snowy weather have to

Find something to do better bet!

I said subtract so shut up that

Nonsense about some solid nine i got say

Crock if it ain't real it

Ain't right i'm like no matter what the season

Forever chill with spin i get my fin i chill with less

And got my reasons so tell me what did you expect?

You thought i'd break my neck to help y'all deck the halls oh

Now i got nuther means of celebratin i'm gettin biz to that ho-jo i

Gots the hoochie waitin i made it through

To another year cain't ask fo much mo it's Outkast

For the boots i thought you knew so now you know

Let's go


All the players came from far and wide

Wearing afros and braids in every gangstar ride

Now i'm here to tell yah there's a better day

When the player ball is happenin on christmas day

[Verse Two]

Hallelujah hallelujah yah know i do some things more different than i

Used ta coz i'm a player doing what the players do the package store is

Closed okay my deck is woofin this is rediculus i'm gettin serious i'm

Gettin curious coz the house is smelling sick of chitlins all this

Vicious i make no wishes coz the modern folk is in the back gettin tipsy

Off the nog-en and i's in a hellova contact smoke they havin a smoke out

In my back seat they passing herb reminding verses coz it's in the air i

Hit the parks hit the cuts i'm makin switches clicking the switches side

Ta side lookin for bitches watchin for snitches i'm wide open on the

Freeway my pager broke my vibe coz a junkie is a junkie three sixty

Five it's just another day of work to me the spirit just ain't in me

Grab my pistol and my ounce see what they junkies got to give me coz

It's like that, yeah

Clever pimpin, never slipin, that's how it is {check it!}

[Verse Three]

Ain't no chimminies in the ghetto so i won't be hangin my socks on no

Tip how far does it tick fix me a drink i got the remedy so bring in

That ham {not!} don't need no ham {hocks!} don't play me like i'm smokin

Rocks i got the money we gots the freaks in the dungeon just to let you

Know coz in ninety three that's how we comin so hoe hoe hoes check my

King ass fro the gin and juice gots me tipsy so on

It goes hit me ten and i'll serve you then now we in the corner in my

Cadillac my heart does not go pitty pat for no rat i'm leaning back my

Elbows out the windows cold rhyming indo fills my body where's the party

We rode deep we dip to underground see's a lot of hoes around i split my

Game while waiting count down a five fo a three two here comes the one a

Do yah have me copy folks spark another one

Here's a little something for all the players out there hustling, gettin

Down for theirs, from east point, college park, decatur, devrai, you

Know world wide, down for theirs.


can't get much more non-trad than that

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The original Santa Baby ~ the original Miss Eartha Kitt ;)

Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree,

For me.

been an awful good girl,

Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a 54 convertible too,

Light blue.

I’ll wait up for you dear,

Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the fun I’ve missed,

Think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed,

Next year I could be just as good,

If you’ll check off my Christmas list,

Santa baby, I wanna yacht,

And really that’s not a lot,

Been an angel all year,

Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa honey, there’s one thing I really do need,

The deed

To a platinum mine,

Santa honey, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with a duplex,

And checks.

Sign your ‘X’ on the line,

Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree,

With some decorations bought at Tiffany’s,

I really do believe in you,

Let’s see if you believe in me,

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing,

A ring.

I don’t mean on the phone,

Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight,

Hurry down the chimney tonight,

Hurry, tonight.

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Elf's Lament ~ Barenaked Ladies

I'm a man of reason, and they say

"'Tis the season to be jolly"

But it's folly when you volley for position

Never in existence has there been such a resistance

To ideas meant to free us

If you could see us, then you'd listen

Toiling through the ages, making toys on garnished wages

There's no union

We're only through when we outdo the competition

I make toys, but I've got aspirations

Make some noise

Use your imagination

Girls and boys, before you wish for what you wish for

There's a list for who's been

Naughty or nice, but consider the price to an elf

A full indentured servitude can reflect on one's attitude

But that silly red hat just makes the fat man look outrageous

Absurd though it may seem, you know, I've heard there's even been illegal doping

And though we're coping, I just hope it's not contagious

You try to start a movement, and you think you see improvement

But when thrown into the moment, we just don't seem so courageous

I make toys, but I've got aspirations

Make some noise

Use your imagination

Girls and boys, before you wish for what you wish for

There's a list for who's been

Naughty or nice, but consider the price to an elf

You look at yourself

You're an elf

And the shelf is just filled with disappointing memories

Trends come and go, and your friends wanna know why you aren't just happy making

crappy little gizmos

Every kid knows they'll just throw this stuff away

We're used to repetition, so we drew up a petition

We, the undersigned, feel undermined

Let's redefine "employment"

We know that we've got leverage, so we'll hand the fat man a beverage

And sit back while we attack the utter lack of our enjoyment

It may be tough to swallow, but our threats are far from hollow

He may thunder, but if he blunders, he may wonder where the toys went

I make toys, but I've got aspirations

Make some noise

Use your imagination

Girls and boys, before you wish for what you wish for

There's a list for who's been

Naughty or nice, but consider the price

Naughty or nice, but consider the price

Naughty or nice, but consider the price to an elf.

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Bonus Mention (not a nomination, since I already have two)

Weihnachtsmann Vom Dach ~ Die Roten Rosen (aka Die Toten Hosen)

Santa Claus from the roof

Believe me, I've seen Santa Claus

with my very own eyes,

He's currently here with us,

hiding in our house.

He smells of apples and of snow,

I bet he came straight from the forest.

His eyes are looking so sad

He must be very cold

Does anyone listen to me?

Santa Claus is here with us!

He's hanging around in the attic

I think he is in distress and needs help!

Cookies, nuts and wrapping paper

are scattered wildly on the floor

Between two wishlists and a bottle of booze

lies his student's ID

The red coat and his white beard

even his boots are lying next to his bag

In the middle an overturned chair

on a card a greeting of him:

"Merry Christmas, I hope that you're all well.

Please don't be mad about my escape"

He's slowly swinging back and forth,

as if there was a small breeze,

in the rythm of the flickering light

coming from the candle in the corner

He hung himself here,

Directly under our window

Here you can even hear the church bells

If you're really quiet

On the table lies a diary

the last entry is still fresh

just one sentence, large and bold

"I am here and Bethlehem is far"

Merry Christmas, I hope that you're all well

Please don't be mad about my escape

I'm still watching you celebrating

from up here

Merry Christmas, I hope that you're all well

Please don't be mad about my little escape

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Here's my second…

"Christmas at Ground Zero"

Weird Al Yankovic

It's Christmas at Ground Zero

There's music in the air

The sleigh bells are ringin' and the carolers are singin'

While the air raid sirens blare

It's Christmas at Ground Zero

The button has been pressed

The radio just let us know

That this is not a test

Everywhere the atom bombs are droppin'

It's the end of all humanity

No more time for last minute shoppin'

It's time to face your final destiny

Well, it's Christmas at Ground Zero

There's panic in the crowd

We can dodge debris while we trim the tree

Underneath a mushroom cloud


You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop

Or Jack Frost on your windowsill

But if someone's climbin' down your chimney

You better load your gun and shoot to kill

Oh, it's Christmas at Ground Zero

And if the radiation level's okay

I'll go out with you and see the all new

Mutations on New Year's Day

It's Christmas at Ground Zero

Just seconds left to go

I'll duck and cover with my yuletide lover

Underneath the mistletoe

It's Christmas at Ground Zero

Now the missiles are on their way

What a crazy fluke we're gonna get nuked

On this jolly holiday

What a crazy fluke we're gonna get nuked

On this jolly holiday


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Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] NOW it was serious. A double-dog-dare. What else was there but a "triple dare ya"? And then, the coup de grace of all dares, the sinister triple-dog-dare.

Hey girl, I got somethin' real important to give you

So just sit down and listen

Girl you know we've been together such a long, long time (such a long time)

And now I'm ready to lay it on the line

(Wooow) You know it's Christmas and my heart is open wide (open wide)

Gonna give you something so you know what's on my mind (what is on my mind)

A gift real special, so take off the top

Take a look inside -- it's my d*ck in a box (it's in a box)

Not gonna get you a diamond ring

That sort of gift don't mean anything

Not gonna get you a fancy car

Girl ya gotta know you're my shining star

Not gonna get you a house in the hills

A girl like you needs somethin' real

Wanna get you somethin' from the heart

Somethin' special girl

It's my d*ck in a box, my d*ck in a box girl

It's my d*ck in a box, my d*ck in a box girl

See I'm wise enough to know when a gift needs givin' (girl)

And I got just the one, somethin' to show ya that you are second to none

To all the fellas out there with ladies to impress

It's easy to do just follow these steps

1: Cut a hole in a box

2: Put your junk in that box

3: Make her open the box

And that's the way you do it

It's my d*ck in a box...my d*ck in a box girl

It's my d*ck in a box, my d*ck in a box girl

Christmas; d*ck in a box

Hanukkah; d*ck in a box

Kwanzaa; a d*ck in a box

Every single holiday a d*ck in a box

Over at your parent's house a d*ck in a box

Mid day at the grocery store a d*ck in a box

Backstage at the CMA's a d*ck in a box (yeah-wow-wow-wow-wow-wow)

A d*ck in a box, a d*ck in a box, a d*ck in a box...

:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

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