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PostSubject: Favorite Christmas Music   Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:26 pm

Christmas is only a few months away and pretty soon we'll be hearing a lot of Christmas music.

I was wondering what's your favorite Christmas CD, Album, Song, etc.?

I've always been fond of the Elvis Christmas Album myself. I also have a Windham Hill CD called "A Winter's Solstice" that's really good. I also like to listen to Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" this time of year even though it's not technically a Christmas album. And then there's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Vince Guaraldi, that's a classic.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Christmas Music   Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:48 pm

This may not surprise you but I find Christmas to be a holiday that is fake, overly materialist, and devoid of real human expressiveness.

Bah-Humbug

My wife, however, loves Christmas - and she would listen to Christmas music all year long is she could. This makes it hard on me, because I care for her, and I don't want my anti-Xmas attitude to ruin her Holidays. So I play along, I don't think she really understands the level to which I despise Xmas. Now, that's love I tells ya!


Anyway, she has this Xmas cd by the Squirrel Nut Zippers which is my favorite
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Christmas Music   Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:50 pm

Yeah, I'm set for the third year to lead the Christmas sing-a-long for my kid's entire junior elemenatary school with a couple of other parents. So how does a deist get in that position. Just so many good memories with my ma and pa singin' at Christmas.

Lennon's War is Over is ubiquitous but occasionally, if the atmosphere is right, it'll still send a shiver down the spine.

I love all the old religious standards, all the old secular standards (by Bing and company) and even some of the newer ones. In particular I bought Barenaked Ladies Christmas album last year and it was whacky in places but good overall, some actual good originals.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Christmas Music   Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:04 pm

Uriah wrote:
This may not surprise you but I find Christmas to be a holiday that is fake, overly materialist, and devoid of real human expressiveness.

Bah-Humbug

Yer gonna be fun when you get old. Very Happy

BTW, I haven't heard about The Squirrel Nut Zippers in ages. I think my wife has one of their CDs. I'll have to check it out again.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Christmas Music   Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:10 pm

Helium wrote:
Lennon's War is Over is ubiquitous but occasionally, if the atmosphere is right, it'll still send a shiver down the spine.

Yoko's voice ruins that one for me. It makes me feel like doing this... Curse

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Christmas Music   Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:30 pm

really, I love Yoko's voice in it. But then I think I'm one of the very, very, very few that actually liked her contribution on the Starting Over album.

As for Uriah, I sympathize with your disgust at the crass overcommercialization of Christmas. But I guess we grew up relatively poor, so it definitely wasn't overcommercialized in my youth. And I guess those rosy memories are a buffer to the crass commercialization you correctly point out.
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