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The Pogues one rocks and also Band Aid do they know it's christmas rocks but spare yourself the agony of listening to the new one. it has BRITISH RAP on it. and BUSTED. need i say more? bleurgh :thumbsdown:

yes, the new one is awful! it's completely out of tune, the voices aren't blended at all and the producers have clearly never heard of reverb. it's really really awful. the thing that's halfway good about it is that justin from the darkness takes the absolute p--- with his rubbish guitar solo - i can only imagine it must be that terrible on purpose! why why on earth do they feel they have to remake that classic song? it belongs to the era of band aid. and i hate the way in the video all the so-called celebrities are watching shots of the children in africa ad looking oh-so-shocked, as if they haven't seen it a million times before. it's so fake :P :thumbsdown:

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"Is That You, Santa Claus?" Louis Armstrong. May be a little tough to find but a fun song by a classic performer.

That's the song I've been looking for!!! They're using it on the MATALAN ads over here and I was just about to google the lyrics! Cheers Jazzcat :thumbsup:

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My favorite happens to be a song not well known and hard to find. It is called Carol of The Bells and though it doesn't seem rare, the full version has a lot more on it than the regualr version. The full version is about 6 min long where the regular one you find everywhere is ontly about a min and a half long. Hope this helps!

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* Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms (the 'old' one you hear a lot)

* Jingle Bell Rock - Hall and Oates (very good!)

* White Christmas - Drifters (I think it's in 'Home Alone 2')

* Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt

* Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorale (the one from the late 50s-early 60s that you hear, frankly sounds like they're at a funeral)

* Soulful Christmas - Donny Hathaway

* Silent Night - Temptations

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Ambrose, I mainly like the Oldies, but here's a couple of "recent" ones I haven't seen mentioned yet. Celine Dion's "So This Is Christmas", Wham's "Last Christmas" and if you'd like a really good novelty one "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" by Elmo and Patsy. Have a great Christmas. :angel:

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Why just quit at LSN? Let's throw in "(I Saw Santa) Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree", "Melekalikimaka", "Merry Christmas Baby", "Santa's Got An Airplane" and the frighteningly accurate four-part version of "We Three Kings". Rawk on!

Yeah, like 'Little St. Nick.' Great song!

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Fountains of Wayne released a Christmas single in 1997 - I Want An Alien For Christmas/The Man In The Santa Suit.

This year for Christmas

There's something I'd really like

So if you're up there somewhere Santa

Please don't bring me another bike

I don't need any ugly sweaters

And I don't play much basketball

But there's something kinda special

That I want most of all

I want an alien for Christmas

Bring me an alien this year

I want a little green guy

About three feet high

With seventeen eyes

Who knows how to fly

I want an alien for Christmas this year

He can live in the bath tub

So don't worry about a thing

And I'll take him out for walks

When it gets nicer in the spring

I'll always keep him company

He'll never be alone

And we can hang around the house all day

And watch the Twilight Zone

I want an alien for Christmas

Bring me an alien this year

I want a little green guy

About three feet high

With seventeen eyes

Who knows how to fly

I want an alien for Christmas this year

:: ::

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Being a Bowie freak, I actually remember watching that Bing Crosby special on TV when it originally aired. 1973 seems a bit early, but you may be right.

If you want another spin on The Little Drummer Boy...go get the Jimi Hendrix version. It is the Christmas version of what he did to The Star-Spangled Banner from Woodstock.

He also does Auld Lang Syne if you want to do a Classic Rock New Year. Which reminds me...best wishes to Dick Clark. Dick had a stroke and doing the "Rockin" New Year Show might be in jeopardy.

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I've always been partial (well since I heard it years ago)

to brother Ray's "That Spirit of Christmas"

Christmas is the time of year

For being with the one's we love

Sharing so much joy and cheer

What a wonderful feelin

Watching the one's we love

Having so much fun

I was sittin by the fire side

Taking a walk through the snow

Listening to a children's choir

Singing songs about Jesus

The blessed way that he came to us

Why can't it remain

All through the year

Each day the same

Heyeah, that's what I wanna hear

Heh heh

It's truly amazin

That spirit of Christmas

All the kin folk gather round

The lovely Christmas tree

Hearts are glowing full of joy

Sense the gifts that we're giving

And the love that we're living

Why can't it remain

Ohhh all through the year

Each day the same

Heyeah, that's what I wanna hear

I'll tell ya

It's truly amazin

That spirit of Christmas

Let me hear ya

Why can't it remain

All through the year

Each day the same

That's what I wanna hear

Listen to me

It's truly amazin

That spirit of Christmas

Ohhh It's truly amazin

That spirit of Christmas

Ain't it so

It's truly amazin

Yeah, that spirit fo Christmas

Oh Christmas

Oh Christmas

Written by:Mable John, Joel Webster and Parnell Davison

Probably best remembered in the scene in "Christmas Vacation" film when Clark is watching his childhood Christmas home movie in the attic.

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Holy Shi*, It's Christmas!

Red Peters with The New Christy Hamsters

SFX - Jingling bells, intro music bed, etc.

(off in the distance) "Ho, ho, ho....."

Hamster #1 - "Did you hear that?"

Hamster #2 - "Hey everybody, Santa's here!"

Hamster #3 - "Aw, there ain't no Santa Claus."

Hamster #2 - "There is, too!"

SFX - knock on door

Hamsters - "He's here!!!"

SFX - door bursts open

Red - "Ho, ho, ho... Merry Christmas boys!"

Hamster #1 - "Aw, shi*, it's Red Peters..."

Hamsters - "Awww..." (grumbling in unison)

Red - "Come on you swinging hamsters, get over here. We're gonna sing us a happy Christmas song."

Hamster #1 - "Oh no, not another corny, stupid song."

Hamster #2 - "Yeah, no way Red."

Hamsters - "Yeah, yeah..."

Red - "Get over here and sing or I'll wring your little necks!"

Hamsters - "OK!, OK!...jeesh!"

SUNG

Grab your nuts hamsters, gather round with me

forget about out all that teasin'

we're breakin' out the holly and aluminum tree

cuz it's that jolly season

I know you been naughty, but have you been nice?

That's only Santa's business

he's makin' his list and he's checkin' it twice

Holy Shi*, It's Christmas! (HAMSTERS)

HAMSTERS

Santa comes just once a year!

Just like you, Red, that's what we hear

he's got a soft spot for reindeer....

especially Rudolph's derriere

Knock it off fellas it's a hol-i-day

go on give Santa a big kiss

You can play hide the hamster on a one horse sleigh

Holy Shi*, It's Christmas! (HAMSTERS)

(instrumental)

Red - "Hey, what happened to my lyric sheet? Anyone seen my lyric sheet?"

Hamster #1 - "Heck, we don't need no lyric sheets, Red.

We know our parts by heart. Right fellas?" (giggles)

Hamster #2 - "Yeah, sure, I know my part, Godfried." (giggles)

Hamster #3 - "Yah, me too!" (giggles)

Red- "Well that's great guys, I love Christmas songs."

SUNG

(Godfried) - Santa tried reaching up the neighbors blouse

after drinking all the eggnog

(Bruce) - camped out in the bathroom for an hour or two

squashing off a Yule log

(Raliegh) - He wandered in his undies all over the house

but we minded our own business

(Hamsters) - til we caught him stuffing hamsters up a gift wrap tube

(All) - Holy Shi*, It's Christmas!

(Red) Santa comes just once a year

up the chimney he'll disappear

(hamsters) Keep on the look out for Mr. Gear

hamster deliveries in the rear

Red - (grabbing the lyric sheet, speaking...) "Gimme those lyrics!!!"

Roastnuts chestin' on an open fire

Santa's tongue stuck to the doorknob...

His balls got fondled by a carolin' choir

while the parson gave him a handj... what?

The sleigh came down and took him away

that whole damn crowd was dismissed

It was time to be jolly, a time to be gay

Holy Shi*, It's Christmas! (HAMSTERS)

Holy Shi*, It's Christmas! "

Holy Shi*, It's Christmas! "

(end)

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Band Aid do they know it's christmas rocks but spare yourself the agony of listening to the new one. it has BRITISH RAP on it. and BUSTED. need i say more? bleurgh :thumbsdown:

Really? I think it sucks hugely.

The cost of the cocaine snorted by the "contributing artists" at the recording session coulda kept an African country in water for 6 months.

Quite alot of the folks involved in that record epitomised the decadence and lack of political insight that characterised the UK music scene of the early 80s,(as well as the greed & self-interest prevalent in UK society at large in "Thatcher's Britain") The lyrics to the song are inane, patronising tosh, and sung (largely)by a bunch of insincere t0$$ers.

The new one can't be any worse than the original, if you ask me.

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