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 Post subject: Favourite Crimbo tunes??
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:21 pm 
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What's everyone's favourite Christmas tunes? There hasn't been many good uns for 20 years in my opinion. Here's my top 5 for anyone remotely interested!

Slade--here it is merry Christmas
Band aid--do they know it's christmas (original one)
Chris rea--driving home for Christmas
Joana Lewis -- stop the cavalry
Shakin Stevens -- merry Christmas everyone.


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Gaudete is one of mine, but "Holly and the Ivy" (especially the more trad. arrangement that Steeleye Span did), "Jack in the Green" (Jethro Tull) and also John Lennon's "So This is Christmas"

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I'll have a couple of yours, Slade and Stop the Cavalry, but also;

Fairytale of Newyork - Pogues & Kirstie McColl

Rocking around the Xmas Tree - Brenda Lee

Lonely this Xmas - Mud

Mary's Boy Child - Boney M

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I totally dislike Christmas but I do like Fairytale of Newyork by the Pogues & Kirstie McColl


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merlin50 wrote:
I totally dislike Christmas but I do like Fairytale of Newyork by the Pogues & Kirstie McColl


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.........and that's about the only one I can stomach for any length of time.

P.S. I don't mind being an old misery-guts. :lol:

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I quite like that new one for this year about the 1st world war centenary - dunno who its by though.


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Weird al - The night Santa went crazy

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Amateur Transplants - Have Yourself a Sweary Little Christmas [Explicit]


Bah hum bug to one and all


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I don't want to post the Kevin bloody Wilson Santa clause song as it's quite rude,it's funny as feck tho so if you go on YouTube you'll find it no probs.


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Someone please help me find that song - its doing my head in!
Its on Radio 2 all the time, starts with a military snare drum in the background, has a female solo in the chorus and a bloke singing the verses that sounds a bit like Richard Burton, and its about the truce in WW1 when they played football at Christmas, 30 mins googling came up with nothing.... ::b ::b ::b


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YESSSS!
Found it...lovely tune and very emotional:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JzYnmYQFtA


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Fairy Tale of New York. Ever since I first heard this one, it's been my absolute favourite, of all time. Kirsty McColl taken far too soon. :wink: :wink:


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:withstupid: I can listen to it anytime of the year...however the whole christmas song thing brings out the cynic in me ..'nice little earner ' me thinks. :sad: ..however, again ,Greg Lake's is o.k. and Bowie and Crosby are ace,freakin' brilliant singing !


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