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Old 10-02-04, 01:39 PM   #1
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Xmas is coming

With the season fast approaching what does everyone listen to during the holiday season? I have a few cd's made up of Xmas tunes done by popular artists. Stuff like Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Bowie, Lennon,U2, Bing, Elvis, Queen, Sinatra...... bit of everything. Thinking of doing another this year. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-02-04, 02:34 PM   #2
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the whitney houston christmas album
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Old 10-02-04, 05:29 PM   #3
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I'm listening to Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas album a lot during the holidays. Great production and vocals.
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Old 10-02-04, 11:02 PM   #4
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I'm listening to Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas album a lot during the holidays. Great production and vocals.
Me too.

Also, Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas standards cd.
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Old 10-07-04, 09:02 AM   #5
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Guess it's a little too early for this thread.
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Old 10-07-04, 12:30 PM   #6
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Old 10-07-04, 12:57 PM   #7
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AC/DC - Jingle Bells Hell
AC/DC - I want a mistress for Christmas

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Old 10-07-04, 02:04 PM   #8
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Old 10-07-04, 04:34 PM   #9
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I'm looking forward to the new Trans-Siberian Orchestra disc this year. I might also get the "New" version of Setzer's disc with bonus tracks. The regular one is a great album.
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Old 10-07-04, 06:34 PM   #10
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There's a band from Orlando, Swingerhead, that has the best Christmas album around in my opinion. Its called, obviously, A Swingerhead Christmas.
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Old 10-08-04, 11:20 AM   #11
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Dandy Warhols - Little Drummer Boy
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra stuff

I'm a sucker for bombastic versions of Carol of the Bells. Minus the lyrics.
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Old 10-08-04, 11:31 AM   #12
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Barenaked for the Holidays
I was browsing allmusic.com yesterday and found out about this release. It totally slipped under my radar. I'm going to pick it up, but I think I will wait for a bit. I've liked all of their Christmas songs so far and went to a holiday show of theirs back in '96 - it was excellent. I'm sure this CD will be on sale at some point as the holidays approach.

Every year I compile a CD as sort of a Christmas card for family and friends. I just got a metric ton of Christmas CDs from the library including...the California Raisins.
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Old 10-08-04, 09:00 PM   #13
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The various Peanut's X-Mas special soundtracks. "Linus & Lucy" is Christmas to me. Actually I listen to these year round, they just are extra special towards the end of November.

edited to add: I'm an idiot as I didn't come close to answering your question. I'm going to go stand in the corner now.
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Old 10-09-04, 02:54 AM   #14
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My favourite christmas song is probably 'Someday at Christmas' - The Jackson 5. I think Stevie Wonder did it originally but I've never heard his version.

Mel Torme also did a pretty good christmas album ('Christmas Songs') and Natalie Cole did an awesome jazz version of Carol of the Bells. The home alone version of that song is cool too.
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Old 10-09-04, 02:55 AM   #15
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[Halloween sidetrack:]

For those that like TSO (big fan here, especially the live show), check out "Van Helsing's Curse" album. It has Dee Snider on some of the vocals with many members/influence of TSO in the band.

It's a concept album much like the TSO albums, with a Halloween theme, good stuff
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Old 10-09-04, 06:56 AM   #16
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[Halloween sidetrack:]

For those that like TSO (big fan here, especially the live show), check out "Van Helsing's Curse" album. It has Dee Snider on some of the vocals with many members/influence of TSO in the band.

It's a concept album much like the TSO albums, with a Halloween theme, good stuff
Thanks for the tip. I'll check that out.
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Old 10-09-04, 12:20 PM   #17
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3 of the best Christmas CDs ever - ok I might have lied about one of them, you decide:

Merry, Merry Christmas - New Kids on the Block
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Old 10-11-04, 05:24 PM   #18
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I've always been a fan of the classic Motown Christmas album. Some great Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder songs. I also like the Luther Vandross album with original Christmas songs. Oh yeah, the new Chris Isaak Christmas disc is very good as well.
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Old 10-11-04, 08:14 PM   #19
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Old 10-11-04, 08:57 PM   #20
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I think that you'll find the Mistletunes website really helpful.

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This.
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This album's great:

("Trim Your Tree" is a great song)

I just input the songs that I've used for my Christmas CDs over the past five years into a spreadsheet, to avoid future duplication. Can't believe I didn't do that sooner.
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Old 10-11-04, 11:14 PM   #23
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in all reality, Frank Sinatra's christmas music is great!
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Anyone hear A Christmas Album by Bright Eyes? Just wondering if it's any good (I do like his cover of "Blue Christmas" on the Saddle Creek website).
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