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Best Xmas Song

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:14 am
by Raffles
Yup, kids will all be back at school soon and the next financial burden (presuming you've recovered from last years) is Xmas.

What's your favourite Xmas song?

This isn't very traditional and a bit dark, but it makes me think of Xmas.

Greg Lake- I believe in Father Christmas

[Link To Youtube Video]

Best Xmas Song

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:29 am
by Bowker's cat
I don't think there's a better one.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:37 am
by Raffles
Bowker's cat wrote:I don't think there's a better one.


LOL.
Thread Killer! :finger:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:03 pm
by Whirliegig
I used to really like Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody, I always felt that had a real fun, feel-good party thing going on....but having heard it now for years starting at the end of October in shops, I can barely thole it, or any other of the christmas songs anymore.

I suppose the one which is listenable whatever the season and I still enjoy is the Pogues and Kirsty McCall, Fairytale of New York.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:24 pm
by Bowker's cat
Raffles wrote:
Bowker's cat wrote:I don't think there's a better one.


LOL.
Thread Killer! :finger:


No point in a lot of senseless argument. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:36 pm
by The_Hitman
One stolen Morrissey quiff. One stolen doctor's coat. One awesome christmas smash hit.

[Link To Youtube Video]

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:58 pm
by Ms Honey
I love that Greg Lake one and The Pogues and Kirsty :)

I also have a soft spot for Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses :o

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:15 pm
by Bowker's cat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDLkIdXU--o

I can remember hearing this incessantly one Christmas. Wouldn't have minded but I was in bloody India at the time.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:42 am
by Deb Arkle
Ms Honey wrote:I love that Greg Lake one and The Pogues and Kirsty :)

I also have a soft spot for Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses :o


These are my favourites too. And - sorry - but I hate hate hate the Greg Lake one. :eek:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:41 am
by Morgan le Fay
Whirliegig wrote:Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody


Thats the one that really makes me christmas happy.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:05 pm
by The_Hitman

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:03 pm
by Raffles
Did you know that Xmas wasn't really celebrated in Scotland until the 40's and the big event was Ne'erday (New years day).

So it's quite apt that you post Cliff Richards song to the tune of 'Auld Lang Syne', for me anyway.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:10 pm
by Whirliegig
I think Christmas Day was only made public holiday here in the seventies.

My dad used to go to school on christmas day - and never had a christmas tree as a child ( although there are other west of scotland reasons for that too)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:23 pm
by Raffles
Whirliegig wrote:I think Christmas Day was only made public holiday here in the seventies.

My dad used to go to school on christmas day - and never had a christmas tree as a child ( although there are other west of scotland reasons for that too)

My mother came up here in the 40's after the Manchester blitz and I remember her telling me they were the only people in town who put up am xmas tree. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:48 pm
by Ms Honey
My (Glaswegian) grandparents got married on Christmas day - don't know if you can still do that?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:59 pm
by Whirliegig
Ms Honey wrote:My (Glaswegian) grandparents got married on Christmas day - don't know if you can still do that?


the afternoon of 31st December used to be the big wedding day - everything closes early, the 1st and 2nd are days off , so you could get a bit of a honeymoon, or just carry on partying.

I wonder if you could get married on christmas day nowadays? The registry offices would be closed, but I suppose the churches are open and the ministers are working!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:01 pm
by Whirliegig
Raffles wrote:My mother came up here in the 40's after the Manchester blitz and I remember her telling me they were the only people in town who put up am xmas tree. :)


yeah, my grandparents could never get used to the idea of a christmas tree - and never had one. And they questioned why we ( my parents) put one up.

Mind you, it only went up around Christmas Eve and came down again pretty sharp after Ne'er Day.