Christmas Songs

December 6th, 2012
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There's just something about Christmas songs that no mattah wat your mood, you can't help but sing along. It lifts your spirits - even if it's just for a few minutes - and for that instant, all is good.

But there's something unique about Christmas songs in itself - imho - that I believe gives it it's magical charm and that da "originals" seem to nevah go away. Surah there are tons of renditions and remakes of them out there but wat always gets played? Da originals - even though many do not know who/wat da originals actually are.

Try "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt (ok, ok, I had to look dat one up), "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Judy Garland, "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee, "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley and one of da all time greats by Bing Crosby, "White Christmas". And we ALL know da fuzzy feeling we get wen we hear da couples song "Merry Christmas Darling" by The Carpenters. :razz:

Wat are your "original" favorites? (Sorry Uncle Rod, went all MLC action hea) Wat originals have you replaced with remakes/renditions? Wat song(s) do you have to listen to?

Many musicians have tried to create entirely new songs - a few have actually succeeded - but most just try to do their own spin on da original version.

And wat would WWD! be without showing local boy Frank Delima and his mash up of Christmas classics in "Filipino Christmas" which will always be a "Hawai'i" original. Enjoy and sing along (you know you know da lyrics) cause for da next 3:28, you should be au' ight. :wink:











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26 Responses to “Christmas Songs”

  1. BowlingBuddy:

    I like the classical carol "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby. Also Lippy Espinda's "12 days of Christmas". I end up watching "Miricle on 34th Street" and "A Christmas Carol", the originals. Haven't missed it for the last 35 yrs.


  2. cojef:

    The season opens your soul to accept any Christmas music. It's the time for giving and receiving gifts and the same for the music. Love the season.


  3. lowtone123:

    "12 Pains of Christmas" by Bob Rivers always makes me laugh. I love hearing "12 Days of Christmas by The Muppets and "Merry Christmas Darling" by The Carpenters. Also love listening to "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Bruce Springsteen.


  4. GA Bows:

    For me it's Merry Christmas Darling by the Carpenters.


  5. mows:

    U2 Christmas

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiSPNaQNGOY


  6. mows:

    U2 I Believe In Father Christmas (new from last year but is a cover)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLShxhQwwwA


  7. mows:

    Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EJWEXrykdQ


  8. sally:

    My theory is that there are only ten Christmas songs done 8,549 different ways. LOL nah...


  9. sally:

    Mary Did You Know... Kutless
    http://youtu.be/lm-5BEsJQNE

    Hooray! I get to post this one before ankles gets to it, like he did on MLC. ha!


  10. mows:

    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Little Drummer Boy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5_gk-1OGXU


  11. Troy:

    I always enjoy listening to "It's Christmas once again in Honolulu" by Barry DeVorzon. You can also hear search on Youtube for the different versions and remakes, i.e. It's Christmas once again in San Francisco or It's Christmas once again in Santa Barbara.


  12. (Jesse) James:

    Enjoy all the classics...."Santa Baby", "Baby It's Cold Outside", "This Christmas" Harry Connick Jr., and "The Christmas Shoes"...that one makes many cry....


  13. M:

    Howzit BL!
    12 daze of Christmas hawaiian style.


  14. djmitcho:

    All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey is always been a fun song and this version is now my fav.
    http://youtu.be/sWEfszb9h8Q


  15. djmitcho:

    Rascal Flatts' version of I'll Be Home For Christmas is my all time fav now.

    http://youtu.be/igScPXNahf0


  16. NH:

    I know not really a Xmas song, but my fave is The Hanukkah Song by Adam Sandler


  17. wafan:

    "The 12 Days of Christmas" by Straight No Chaser. I usually do not like this song at all. But this particular arrangement is slick!


  18. djmitcho:

    wafan, especially the live version

    http://youtu.be/2Fe11OlMiz8


  19. CoconutWilly:

    "It wasn't his child" by Trisha Yearwood

    "same old Lang Syne" by Dan Fogelberg

    Adam Sandler's "Hannukah song"


  20. Makiki:

    Mele Kalikimaka!


  21. M:

    Guud morning BL!
    Remember Pearl Harbor Day!
    Happy FGF!


  22. 9thIslandGirl:

    It's not a classic but I love Grown Up Christmas List.


  23. M:

    Only 2 weeks to go!


  24. (Jesse) James:

    Yep....Wafan and djmitcho....I like that version too!!! Must be a Damien thing....LOL


  25. wafan:

    dj and (J)J . . .

    Good to see you guys here!

    Male vocals. Hmmmm, I wonder where we developed that?


  26. anklebiters:

    sally:

    I was still jet lagged :!: