What's your favourite Christmas song?

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  1. MidnightFlyer

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    The late great Kirstie MacColl and The Pogues for me.
     
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    I will add please keep all Christmas hatred to the other thread please, don't ruin festive cheer ;)
     
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    And there was me going to rant about Christmas starting in August this year! Lol!:)

     
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    'Christmas Wrapping' by The Waitresses. Can't do a YT link at work :(
     
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    Fairytale of New York - Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
    A Christmas Carol - Tom Lehrer
    Let It Snow - Leon Redbone
    Winter Wonderland - Bob Dylan
    (Everything else from Christmas In The Heart) - Bob Dylan

    I don't think Thank God It's Not Christmas by Sparks should count.
     
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    Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine (it was Christmas number one :lol: )

    Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) - The Darkness
    Fairytale of New York - Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
     
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    Fairytale of NY
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    The Christy Moore version is good.
     
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    Fairytale of New York is probably the best, a good candidate for a drunken singalong too.
     
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    i prefer it, but as I'm a part time DJ never hear it as punters always want Poags!personally Driving home for Xmas and good old shakin stevens, merry Xmas Everyone. Good thread Mat
     
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    So you'd sing "And the boys from the New York Police Choir" not "The boys from the NYPD choir" then? I also prefer the Christy Moore version.
     
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    correct! Just realised we finally agree on something! :)
     
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    Thats what is was for Shane McGowan anyway wasnt it :lol:

    Must agree with many above fairy tale of new york is by far the best christmas song ever!
     
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    Fairy Tale of New York
    Stop the Cavary
    Let it Snow.

    Most likely more but those are my overal fav.

    Chris
     
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    have to agree there the only christmas song with swear words in it but a great song. It may sound cheesey but i kind of like wizzard wish it could be christmas every day and slade merry christmas.
     
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    dont worry, you aint the only one!
     
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    Well, personally I think the bests Merry XMas everybody by Slade,
    But I also love Fairytale of New York and can see why many think it's the best.

    As a folkie, I love Gaudete by Steeleye Span,

    and I just can't help enjoying Saviours Day by Sir Cliff :D
     
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    Another vote for Fairytale of New York from me.

    And I've just listend to the Christy Moore version for the first time. Awesome!
     
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    1. John Lennon. Happy Christmas (war is over)
    2. Elvis Presley: Blue Christmas
     
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    Mrs Greenback has asked me to post her favourite Christmas song - The irish 12 Days of Christmas with Frank Kelly (aka Father Jack)
     
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    Ha ha, used to enjoy that every year from Bunty Bagshaw on Radio 2 :lol:
     
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    OH. I've remembered a tie for first place for me. Christmas in Hollis, Run DMC! Aw yeah!
     
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    The Pogues, East 17, Wizzard...

    Let's face it, the pop songs that make it feel like christmas are almost set in stone. That's not a bad thing as hearing them on the radio makes it feel more seasonal.

    But the last "new" song that had a christmas feel for me was The Darkness' one.

    From early December they start to play the old favourites on the radio, but remember the old saying:

    "It aint Christmas 'til they play Slade."
     
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    Fairy Tale of New York, no comparison!!
     
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    Driving Home for Christmas
    Last Christmas (Wham)
    So here it is, Merry Christmas, Everybodys Having Fun.
     
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    likewise, and here is a youtube link to the version i found, near the end he tributes it to shane mcgowan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwXBtmRTsFs
     
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    well have just DJ'd a slightly early office party and all the guys wanted the darkness and I'd forgotten, for a modern one, how good it is! Cant beat the oldies though and we did them all too!

    Only downside is that by Xmas itself i'll be sick of them!
     
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