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I was in the store Forever21 today and they were playing a mix of Christmas songs...a mixture of Pop/Rock and I think even sort of HipHop. In fact, there was some version of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by an artist I assume to be hip hop...it had a really good beat.

Anyway...I'm looking for suggestions for some good Christmas songs along those lines.

Here's what I've got so far:

"Santa Can You Hear Me?" - Britney Spears

"Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" - Jessica Simpson

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" - Mariah Carey

I'm looking for the upbeat Christmas songs like these. :)

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This Christmas - Dru Hill

Christmas Without You - Xscape

Happy Holidays To You - New Edition

Snowy Nights - En Vogue

O Holy Night - Yolanda Adams

Christmas In Hollis - Run-DMC

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Babyface

Comin' For X-Mas - Usher (Santa's radio edit)

Let It Snow - Boyz II Men

Do You Hear What I Hear? - Whitney Houston

Sleigh Ride - TLC

Silent Night, Holy Night - BeBe & CeCe Winans

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Here's some of my favorites:

Rock and Roll Christmas - George Thorogood

Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You - Billy Squier

Step Into Christmas - Elton John

Father Christmas - The Kinks

Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys

All I Want For Christmas Is You - Foghat

Run Rudolph Run - Dave Edmunds Band or Lynyrd Skynyrd

Jingle Bell Rock - 38 Special

Here's a good Rock and Roll Christmas album:

Billboard Rock And Roll Christmas

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Fairytale of New York, by The Pogues. It goes like this:

It was Christmas Eve babe

In the drunk tank

An old man said to me, won't see another one

And then he sang a song

The Rare Old Mountain Dew

I turned my face away

And dreamed about you

Got on a lucky one

Came in eighteen to one

I've got a feeling

This year's for me and you

So happy Christmas

I love you baby

I can see a better time

When all our dreams come true

They've got cars big as bars

They've got rivers of gold

But the wind goes right through you

It's no place for the old

When you first took my hand

On a cold Christmas Eve

You promised me

Broadway was waiting for me

You were handsome

You were pretty

Queen of New York City

When the band finished playing

They howled out for more

Sinatra was swinging,

All the drunks they were singing

We kissed on a corner

Then danced through the night

The boys of the NYPD choir

Were singing "Galway Bay"

And the bells were ringing out

For Christmas day

You're a bum

You're a punk

You're an old slut on junk

Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed

You scumbag, you maggot

You cheap lousy faggot

Happy Christmas your arse

I pray God it's our last

I could have been someone

Well so could anyone

You took my dreams from me

When I first found you

I kept them with me babe

I put them with my own

Can't make it all alone

I've built my dreams around you

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These are older than the genre you're looking for, but I like them:

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas ~ Judy Garland

Santa Baby ~ Marilyn Monroe's version

Baby It's Cold Outside ~ Dean Martin's version

Run Run Rupolph ~ Chuck Berry

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In keeping with bittersweet Christmas songs, here's Jim Croce's take on this subject:

Jim Croce

It Doesn't Have To Be That Way

Written by - Jim Croce

From - Life and Times

Snowy nights and Christmas lights

Icy window panes

Make me wish that we could be

Together again

And the windy winter avenues

Just don't seem the same

And the Christmas carols sound like blues

But the choir is not to blame

But it doesn't have to be that way

What we had should have never have ended

And I'll be dropping by today

We could easily get it together tonight

It's only right

Crowded stores, the corner Santa Claus

Tinseled afternoons

And the sidewalk bands that play their songs

Slightly out of tune

On the windy winter avenues

There walks a lonely man

And if I told you who he is

Well, I think you'd understand

But it doesn't have to be that way

What we had should have never have ended

And I'll be dropping by today

We could easily get it together tonight

It's only right

But it doesn't have to be that way

What we had should have never have ended

And I'll be dropping by today

We could easily get it together tonight

It's only right

I ran across this song while playing the Jim Croce 50th Anniversary 2 CD set one night and found it to have a "Merry Christmas Darling" feel to it. :afro:

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I just heard a new Christmas song, on the radio, by Billy Idol. It's called "Yelling At The Christnas Tree". The basic theme is that when he was a kid his Dad used to stay out all Christmas season getting drunk. The chorus had these lines, "Santa's balls are jingling, Mama's hips are wiggling"....I recall a line about Santa coming down the chimney and going up into Mama's room. Leave it Billy Idol to make it interesting.

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Bon Jovi- Please Come Home for Christmas

Ramones- Merry Christmas (I don't want to fight tonight)

Elton John- Step into Christmas

AC/DC- Mistress for Christmas

Royal Guardsmen- Snoopy's Christmas

My Chemical Romance- All I Want for Christmas is You

Robert Downey Jr- River

David Bowie/Bing Crosby- Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth)

Keith Richards- Run Run Rudolph

Barnaked ladies- Jingle Bells

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Two "Christmas Songs" threads on the go at once and still no mention of the legendary, best 'upbeat Christmas song of all' "Merry Christmas Everybody" by Slade.

What's going on?

(Altogether now....)

"Are you hanging up your stocking on your wall...?"

Edited by Guest

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I first heard this Weird Al Yankovic song late on evening during the Christmas/Holiday season and thought: "I bet he got a load of flak when he released it!"

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

[siren]

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

[siren]

After a hectic day of last-minute Christmas/Holiday shopping, I'll bet there are more than a few who wouldn't mind dropping "the big one" on the "green Christmas" crowd! :stars:

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Nobody has mentioned Buffet yet...!

Mele kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright hawaiian christmas day

That’s the island greeting that we send to you

From the land where palm trees sway

Here we know that christmas will be green and bright

The sun will shine by day and all the stars aty night

Mele kalikimaka is hawaii’s way to say merry christmas to you

(take it girls)

Mele kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright hawaiian christmas day

That’s the island greeting that we send to you

From the land where palm trees sway

Here we know that christmas will be green and bright

The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night

Mele kalikimaka is hawaii’s way to say merry christmas to you

Instrumental bridge

Here we know that christmas will be green and bright

The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night

Mele kalikimaka is hawaii’s way to say merry christmas to you

Mele kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright hawaiian christmas day

That’s the island greeting that we send to you

From the land where palm trees sway

Here we know that christmas will be green and bright

The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night

Mele kalikimaka is hawaii’s way to say merry christmas,

Merry merry christmas to you, merry merry christmas to you

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Having A Tropical Christmas

Jimmy Buffett

Well it sure is nice down here this time of year,

The tourists are tanned and there's Holiday Cheer,

Here comes Santa Claus,

Havin' a tropical Christmas...

I've mailed out my cards to the great Frozen North,

Sweatin' from the energy I put forth,

Singin' "Jingle Bells",

Having a tropical Christmas....

And when the sun sets down in the ocean,

We'll decorate the palm trees

We'll mingle ornaments, with the coconut lights,

Then we'll go carolling through Paradise,

And thank Baby Jesus,

For this tropical Silent Night.............

First we'll open our presents, then we'll lay on the beach,

Later we'll call, see what relatives we reach....

In their winter wonderland,

Havin' a tropical Christmas,

And when the sun sets down in the ocean,

We'll decorate the palm trees.........

We'll mingle ornaments, with the coconut lights,

Then we'll go carolling through Paradise,

And thank Baby Jesus,

For this tropical Silent Night....

Hey Kris Kringle, when you empty your sleigh,

Stop by and kick back, with us a few days,

You and Rudolph,

Havin' a tropical Christmas

We're buildin' snowmen in the sand,

Havin' a tropical Christmas,

Grandma wants a bikini,

Havin' a tropical Christmas

Y'all come on down,

We'll have a tropical Christmas

Bring your suntan oil,

Havin' a tropical Christmas

Let there be Peace on Earth,

Havin' a tropical Christmas,

Bring your surfboards, too

Havin' a tropical Christmas..........

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Having A Tropical Christmas

Jimmy Buffett

Well it sure is nice down here this time of year,

The tourists are tanned and there's Holiday Cheer,

Here comes Santa Claus,

Havin' a tropical Christmas...

I've mailed out my cards to the great Frozen North,

Sweatin' from the energy I put forth,

Singin' "Jingle Bells",

Having a tropical Christmas....

And when the sun sets down in the ocean,

We'll decorate the palm trees

We'll mingle ornaments, with the coconut lights,

Then we'll go carolling through Paradise,

And thank Baby Jesus,

For this tropical Silent Night.............

First we'll open our presents, then we'll lay on the beach,

Later we'll call, see what relatives we reach....

In their winter wonderland,

Havin' a tropical Christmas,

And when the sun sets down in the ocean,

We'll decorate the palm trees.........

We'll mingle ornaments, with the coconut lights,

Then we'll go carolling through Paradise,

And thank Baby Jesus,

For this tropical Silent Night....

Hey Kris Kringle, when you empty your sleigh,

Stop by and kick back, with us a few days,

You and Rudolph,

Havin' a tropical Christmas

We're buildin' snowmen in the sand,

Havin' a tropical Christmas,

Grandma wants a bikini,

Havin' a tropical Christmas

Y'all come on down,

We'll have a tropical Christmas

Bring your suntan oil,

Havin' a tropical Christmas

Let there be Peace on Earth,

Havin' a tropical Christmas,

Bring your surfboards, too

Havin' a tropical Christmas..........

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