• More Holiday Fun

    Asked by ticklingcancer on Monday, December 10, 2012

    More Holiday Fun

    What is your favorite Christmas Song??

    For Me....O Holy Night.

    31 Answers from the Community

    31 answers
    • Kathy's Avatar
      Kathy

      Silent Night.

      almost 5 years ago
    • bp440's Avatar
      bp440

      "Do You Hear What I Hear". It is a good thing no one is in the car when I try to sing it

      almost 5 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar
      Harry

      Those are both outstanding choices and among my favorites. But, I think I'll vote for "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" as sung by Harry Belafonte. It's a rare carol but contains a beautiful affirmation that "The wrong shall fail, The right prevail, With peace on earth good will to men."

      almost 5 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      That's a good one Harry!! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Such a great poet!! Have you heard the version of the song that Casting Crowns performs??

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7670CXvPX0&noredirect=1

      almost 5 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      You might have to copy and paste the whole link.

      almost 5 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      What? No Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer?

      almost 5 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar
      GypsyJule

      Angels We Have Heard on High (But I sound awful singing it!)

      almost 5 years ago
    • cris' Avatar
      cris

      Grandma got ran over by a reindeer!!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar
      Harry

      The link worked. Casting Clowns did a good job, but here is the Belafonte version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyu_bA0mqEw A much simpler setting.

      Longfellow wrote the poem during the Civil War, a war in which his son had been wounded. The original poem contains some verses that show his dedication to the side he thought "right." But, both Belafonte and Casting Clowns extract the essential meaning of the poem. The message is, was, and always will be, "Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men."

      almost 5 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar
      Harry

      PS. Skip the ad at the beginning.

      almost 5 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar
      SpunkyS

      Traditional one: Angels we have heard on high.
      Folk one: Cherry tree carol.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar
      Nancebeth

      Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, but only the Springsteen version :-)
      I also love Oh Come All Ye Faithful (is that what that one is called??)

      almost 5 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar
      Harry

      NanceBeth,

      That's what it's called in my church. :-) Though I can annoy my kids by singing it loudly from memory in Latin while everyone else is singing it in English. In Latin it is Adeste Fideles. Same thunderous tune.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Modern's Avatar
      Modern

      I'm not sue if you can find it online and I haven't herd it on the radio in years but the compleatly and totally politically correct Christmas carol it'd hilarious :D

      almost 5 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar
      Lirasgirl33

      Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney. It was so hard for me to choose just want. I have a lot of favorite ones. :)

      almost 5 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar
      gwendolyn

      Here's a classic I modified for myself this year:

      Everybody pauses and stares at me
      These eye brows are gone as you can see
      Chemotherapy's to blame for this catastrophe!
      But my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as it can be!

      All I want for Christmas
      is my two eye brows,
      my two eye brows,
      see my two eye brows!

      Gee, if I could only
      have my two eye brows,
      then I could wish you
      "Merry Christmas."

      almost 5 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar
      Harry

      I don't think any Christmas carol is funnier than The Chickens Are in the Chimes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btNAuxKvDSs

      almost 5 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar
      Harry

      And, my favorite version of White Christmas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddVZOK_9UUI

      almost 5 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar
      Nancebeth

      and of course, being Jewish, I love Adam Sandler's Chanukah Song

      almost 5 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      Even though I am Jewish, I love Xmas Carols. Does all of Handel's Messiah count? My fave Chanukah song is the Yiddish "Chanukah, Chanukah a yom tov a frelech" - Chanukah, Chanukah, a joyous holiday.

      almost 5 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      Nancebeth & SueRae, I should change the post to favorite Christmas and Chanukah song!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar
      HeidiJo

      Have yourself a Merry little Christmas

      almost 5 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar
      Harry

      There's a Christmas Special by Peter, Paul, and Mary that comes on PBS a lot this time of the year which has a couple of really good Chanukah songs, "Light One Candle" and, I believe, "Oh Great King." I'm not sure about the name of the second, but you'll know it when you hear it.

      But, then, I don't know a lot of other Chanukah songs. :-) I do think we should celebrate our holidays in the spirit of peace and religious freedom that are the foundations of all.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar
      Ydnar2xer

      I adored O Holy Night until I heard it "sung" by an over-ambitious 8 year old! Now I like "Walking in the Air" on the December CD by Kenny Loggins.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar
      Ydnar2xer

      BTW - Peace on earth, goodwill toward men AND WOMEN!

      almost 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      There's a country girl group out, was pretty big a few years ago, called SheDaisy, they put out a cd of christmas songs that had a twist on everyone of them. Great singers doing songs up with lots of harmonies and different takes on them. I liked them all.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar
      Harry

      Dear Ydnar2Xr,

      Yes, of course. But Longfellow wrote the poem about 150 years ago and they didn't think that way then. :-)

      almost 5 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar
      packerbacker

      I've always liked White Christmas, and then for a more traditional song, Silent Night. I love listening to the Manheim Steam Rollers and their musical/electrical renditions! I love listening to all the Christmas songs!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Nursnana's Avatar
      Nursnana

      Mary Did You Know

      almost 5 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      Nursnana, That's a great song. My brother use to do Christian mime. It was pretty cool. He and his wife did a mime to this song. They were asked to do it during this Christmas play one year at this community theater. They asked me if I would sing the song as they mimed to it. I practiced and practiced and come performance night, I was ready to go. About a minute into the song....I forgot every lyric. The kept doing the mime, the choir kept singing back up and I just stood there...with my hands over my face.....good times....

      almost 5 years ago
    • Cheryl2's Avatar
      Cheryl2

      I'm with Julie: Angels we have heard on High. My mom almost walked out of a carol sing when she saw "Grandma Got run over by a reindeer." Not funny in our opinion.

      almost 5 years ago

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