It's that time - What Christmas songs are you listening to?

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  1. James_S

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    My new favorite song this year is:

    Loni Rose - Saving Up Christmas

    Others that are playing:
    Bing Crosby/David Bowie - Little Drummer Boy
    Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas
    Pat Benater - Christmas in America
    O Holy Night - Celine Dion (I know, but it's one of the best I have heard)
    Faith Hill - Where are you Christmas?
    John Lennon - So This Is Christmas
    Anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
     
  2. MarkMel

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    The Waitresses - Xmas Wrapping, one of my favorite bass lines

    The Pretenders - 2000 Miles
     
  3. Brian Perry

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    OHN is my favorite carol, and I've probably got about 20 versions of it. Suprisingly, my favorite one is by John Tesh called "The Choirs of Christmas." The second verse has some unique key changes that make it interesting.

    Another CD I've been listening to is "Christmas Sky" by Jordan Rudess (the keyboard player for Dream Theater). I think he sets the record for most notes played on a CD -- his embellishmnets on every bar are almost too much. Overall very nice though.
     
  4. Michael Martin

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    "Take a Walk Through Bethlehem" by Trisha Yearwood

    Entire Charlie Brown Christmas CD

    Need to find my Trans-Siberian Orchestra CD (first one)....
     
  5. Jeffrey Noel

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    The Charlie Brown Christmas CD is my absolute favorite.

    In my classroom, I have a Kenny G holiday cd playing in the background while my students finish their projects. Very easy to work to.
     
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    Charlie Brown
    Manheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire Christmas
    Johnny Mathis - Merry Christmas
    Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
    Ken Navarro - Christmas Cheer
     
  7. Grant B

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    Time to breakout the Beatles Chrisstmas record
     
  8. John Garcia

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    Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas here too [​IMG]
     
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    A Charlie Brown Christmas
    Joy to the World - The Butties (Beatles cover band)

    There's a Beatles Christmas record?
     
  10. RomanSohor

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    On my play list are the CBS-FM (New York oldies station) Christmas Classics vol. 1 & 2, the three Trans Siberian Orchestra CD's, Elvis' Christmas Album, Disney Christmas Vol. 1 & 2, Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics, and , of course... Bing!
     
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    mr. hankey[​IMG]

    sweet.
     
  12. Marty M

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    Charlie Brown Christmas and Barbra Streisand's Christmas CD for me. I am also listening to a nice compilation CD called Home for the Holidays. It contains two of my favorite Christmas songs -- I Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland.
     
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    My two favs today are "Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You" and Leon Redbone and whoever that chick is in the movie "Elf" singing "It's Cold Outside". Good stuff.
     
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    I'll add my usual recommendation for Judy Collins Christmas at the Biltmore Estate - now finally available on DVD (as well as CD and VHS)! Excellent versions of Good King Wenceslas (only on the DVD and VHS), Let it Snow, What Child is This, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and quite a few others.

    I also listen to an old Time Life 2 CD set of assorted Christmas songs. They've reissued them with different songs (or different versions of the same ones).

    And of course there are the Bob Rivers Christmas CDs.
     
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    LOL [​IMG]
     
  16. Ray Chuang

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    Any of the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas CD's. [​IMG] Their rendition of Silent Night--especially at the end of the song--always leaves you teary-eyed. And Chip Davis' original instrumental "Traditions of Christmas" from A Fresh Aire Christmas captures the feel of Christmas morning better than any thing else I've ever heard. [​IMG]
     
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    My original 45 single of Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas"
     
  18. Jeff_A

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    Listening to many of the classics already listed here, but my rotation also has a new classic.

    Aimee Mann: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [​IMG]
     
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    The only Christmas album you need...

    The Vandals - Oi! To The World

    [​IMG] [​IMG] That's one of the funniest albums I've ever heard in my entire life. It is FAR from being a family-friendly Christmas album.
     
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    A couple that I didn't see listed;

    Harry Connick Jr. When My Heart Finds Christmas. (Just got his new one Harry For the Holidays but haven't listened to it yet.)

    Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas.

    And Charlie Brown is mandatory. [​IMG]
     

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