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Christmas Song Open Thread

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Starting the day after Thanksgiving I began scavenging for Christmas music, preferably new and original songs. I probably have gone through a hundred or so in the last several weeks and here are the standouts:

Favorite New Song:
The Winter Sounds - The Anthem Is A Gift

Favorite New Song (alternate):
The Sky Drops - Christmas Feels Like Halloween

Favorite Anti-Christmas Song:
The Boxmasters - Slower Than Christmas

That last one was released in 2008 and is from Billy Bob Thornton's band. I didn't know either when I listened to it, and I wonder if it would have made a difference.

How about you? Any favorites, old or new? Does the whole season just make you crazy? Does it pass by without much notice? Does any other holiday have a favorite song of yours, or generic holiday songs?

I'll be leaving for the day in an hour or so; I'll lurk in the comments till then and respond after that as I can.

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Submitted by Aeryl on

But I hate Christmas songs. I don't know many people who've worked retail during Christmas that do enjoy them as much as they used to.

I find Bing's voice to be boring and bland. More screeching guitars, more crashing drums. And yelling, lots of yelling.

Love the season though. Love the cold, love the fire and lights, love the family. Love it all.

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Submitted by vastleft on

Roy Wood's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day"

Or Roy Wood with the Wombles, doing "I Wish It Could Be a Wombling Merry Christmas Every Day"

(If the Wombles aren't your cup of English tea, there's always The Grimms doing "The Womble Bashers of Walthamstow," but that's not really in the Christmas sprit, now is it, guv'nor?

I couldn't find "This Christmas" by Shoes online, but it's a catchy one about wishing you, not the usual Merry Christmas, but that you'll find a special someone this time of year.

Things'll get better
Doesn't seem like it now
But they always do
I hope you find yourself someone this Christmas

And speaking of such affairs -- there's the indie classic "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses, one of the few Christmas songs to feature the word "Damn!"