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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2005 02:21:29 PM »

my FAVORITE christmas music is the charlie brown christmas album. it is some of the most relaxing music, and i play it a lot all year. it's composed and performed by the vince guaraldi trio, and i think it's widely available at starbucks.

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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2005 04:10:32 PM »

There is a great xmas cd that was released last year i think called "Have Yourself a Merry Indie Christmas"

HOLY CRAP, that's exactly what I want!
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2005 05:17:43 PM »

Check out the Kindercore one also.  Its all Indie rock too.
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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2005 05:23:38 PM »

Our favorite is "I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas" by the original singer, Gayla Peevey! It has this great Ethel Merman vibe going on and reminds me that you can ask for anything for Christmas( even large dangerous animals).
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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2005 05:33:17 PM »

I am so excited for this thread!  I love Holiday Music!

My favorite holiday cd is called Bachelor Pad Christmas.  Perfect for cocktail parties...

but my favorite x-mas song is "This Christmas"  I can't wait to check out the Dismemberment Plan version!
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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2005 07:48:52 AM »

Aging punk that I am, the Christmas season doesn't really start for me until I hear the Ramones and Blondies' Christmas Wrapping.
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2005 07:54:24 AM »

sorry about that - Christmas Wrapping is by the Waitresses. I did say that I was an aging punk.......
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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2005 06:29:10 PM »

Speaking of aging, don't forget Wierd Al Yankovic's "Christmas at Ground Zero" and "The Night Santa went Crazy". Grin

Myself, being in cold, miserable, way too snowy Maine, I wear out Jimmy Buffett's "Christmas Island" CD.  "Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum, Santa's run off to the Carribean."  Hehe.  Who could resist?


Not that I don't like snow.  Snowflakes are beautiful, and my decor of choice for Generic Winter Holiday(TM).  It's when they gang up on me that they piss me off. Grin
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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2005 07:17:51 PM »

There is also a 2000 release called It's a Cool, Cool Christmas

01 - Grandaddy 'Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland'
02 - The Dandy Warhols 'Little Drummer Boy'
03 - The Webb Brothers 'Every Day Is Christmas'
04 - Eels 'Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas'
05 - El Vez 'Feliz Navidad'
06 - Morgan 'Christmas In Waikiki'
07 - Drugstore 'Maybe At Christmas Time'
08 - Belle & Sebastian 'O Come, O Come Emmanuel'
09 - Giant Sand 'Thank You Dreaded Black Ice, Thank You'
10 - The Flaming Lips 'White Christmas (demo for Tom Waits)'
11 - Saint Etienne 'My Christmas Prayer'
12 - Departure Lounge 'Christmas Downer'
13 - Six By Seven 'I Believe In Father Christmas'
14 - Snow Patrol 'When I Get Home For Christmas'
15 - Titan 'Spiritual Guidance'
16 - Big Boss Man 'Christmas Boogaloo'
17 - Teenage Fanclub 'Christmas Eve'
18 - Calexico 'Gift X-change'
19 - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci 'Hwiangerdd Mair'
20 - Low 'Just Like Christmas'
21 - Lauren Laverne 'In The Bleak Midwinter'

Last year I made an "I hate Christmas music" CD for my co-workers as I went into my 6TH! Christmas working retail over the holidays.  The agreed upon most depressing track was "Christmas Eve Can Kill You" by the Everly Brothers.  It's really a must-hear track. 
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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2005 05:06:46 AM »

For me it's not Christmas unless I hear the Pogues "Fairytale of New York" or "Merry Christmas from the Family" by Robert Earl Keen. The second is a country song, but be brave! It actaully inspired me to have White Trash Christmas cards for this year. We're gonna get dressed up in our white trasshiest attire in front of the tree and take a picture for the front of the card with "Merry Christmas from the Family" as the quote inside the cards. I'm going to burn cd's that have these two songs, plus a few others, including South Parks "Merry Fucking Christmas" to send out to mine and the hubby's family.  Cheesy
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