Holiday Music - page 3

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There's a current thread re favorite Christmas movies. I'd like to ask what's your favorite Christmas song. I like 'Baby, please come home for Christmas'. Sung in the 1960s by Darlene Love of the Phil Spector girl groups.... Read More


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    It's not Christmas until I hear "Christmas In Dixie" by Alabama and "O Holy Night" by John Berry. Yes, I know, several people sing "O Holy Night" but his voice is amazing and the power when he hits that high note at the end--gives me chills!! My favorite song of all times, and it could be a Christmas song, is "I Have Seen The Light." It's normally done as a men's trio in church and very hard to find a copy of, but it's wonderful. Growing up in the South, I'd sing along with White Christmas but change the lyrics to "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I've never known" but finally had my first White Christmas in 2010--the first Christmas of being married.
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    The Chieftains - "St. Stephen's Day Murders" featuring Elvis Costello - YouTube

    Not a religious song but I love this one.
    Songwriters: COSTELLO, ELVIS / MOLONEY, PADDY
    (Paddy Moloney/Elvis Costello)

    I knew of two sisters whose name it was Christmas
    And one was named Dawn of course, the other one was named Eve
    I wonder if they grew up hating the season
    Of the good will that lasts till the Feast of St. Stephen

    For that is the time to eat, drink and be merry
    'Til the beer is all spilled and the whiskey is flowed
    And the whole family tree you neglected to bury
    Are feeding their faces until they explode
    [ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/e/elvis+c..._20329946.html ]
    [Chorus:]
    There'll be laughter and tears over Tia Marias
    Mixed up with that drink made from girders
    And it's all we've got left as you draw your last breath
    And it's nice for the kids as you've finally got rid of them
    In the St Stephen's Day Murders

    Uncle is garglin' a heart-breaking air
    While the babe in his arms pulls out all that remains of his hair
    And we're not drunk enough yet to dare criticize
    The great big kipper tie he's about to baptize

    His gin-flavoured whispers and kisses of sherry
    His best crimble shirt flung out over the shop
    While the lights from the Christmas tree blow up the telly
    His face closes in like an old cold pork chop

    [Alternate Chorus:]
    And the carcass of the beast left over from the feast
    May still be found haunting the kitchen
    And there's life in it yet we may live to regret
    When the ones that we poisoned stop twitchin'

    [Regular Chorus Repeat]
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    Not a fan of listening to xmas music 24/7, but love martina mcbride's O Holy Night
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    My favorites have always been the traditional carols, but have expanded to include newer songs such as "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)" and "Mary Did You Know". For me, Christmas is about Jesus, not Santa Claus, and I'm much more into the spiritual nuances of Advent than the endless shopping and parties leading up to the holiday.

    Not to be a Debbie Downer, but I'm just not feeling it this year.......there's been too much going on in my life lately, and my brain is on overload as it is. This has never happened to me before, and I'm not sure what to do about it; as each day goes by and my tree stands undecorated and my house sports no twinkling lights, I feel more and more like I want to just skip the whole thing. I won't, of course---there's too many family members expecting me to do what I always do to make the holidays joyful---but never have I felt less in a celebratory mood in December.
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    Viva, you are not alone in this. give it a few days. Some things will calm down and perhaps your son would like to come help out a bit.
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    My favorites have always been the traditional carols, but have expanded to include newer songs such as "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)" and "Mary Did You Know". For me, Christmas is about Jesus, not Santa Claus, and I'm much more into the spiritual nuances of Advent than the endless shopping and parties leading up to the holiday.

    Not to be a Debbie Downer, but I'm just not feeling it this year.......there's been too much going on in my life lately, and my brain is on overload as it is. This has never happened to me before, and I'm not sure what to do about it; as each day goes by and my tree stands undecorated and my house sports no twinkling lights, I feel more and more like I want to just skip the whole thing. I won't, of course---there's too many family members expecting me to do what I always do to make the holidays joyful---but never have I felt less in a celebratory mood in December.


    OHhhh no, so sorry to hear it. I have had times like that, and sometimes, imo, the holidays can almost shine a glaring light on the fact you are not feeling as good as usual...
    I hope you get through the season okay, and i hope, that once you do kinda sorta force yourself to decorate that tree, that some warmth of the season does begin to creep in there for you. Maybe invite someone else to come help you trim the tree. Make some nice drink, and put on some songs, and have your pals help you this year??


    If not, cut yourself some slack, be good to YOU right now, too, and make mental notes of things, ppl, activities, which DO help you feel better,
    and those that don't.

    Sometimes reading just the right book helps me escape, sometimes it's walking outdoors with music in my ears, sometimes it's a hot tub and glass of merlot, sometimes it is the company of an understanding pal, sometimes cleaning my house superr well makes me feel better, ha,
    but, whatever helps you,
    then i hope you do discover and indulge in things that do make you feel more relaxed or less stressed, etc.

    If you lack energy to do holiday chores, do enlist help. Ask other members of the family to help,
    DELEGATE, sister, DELEGATE!!!!!
    lol.
    i hope you find it, and hope you do find peace this season. Remember, we are all doing the best we can.
    Last edit by somenurse on Dec 4, '12
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    Had No Idea Bowie and Bing had that song! I love "The Little Drummer Boy!"

    Thanks Ktw! I must have watched Labrynth 500 times (how my generation was introduced to Bowie).
    I just got a copy of that movie on DVD-it's a favorite of mine.I have to confess,I shaved my eyebrows off,cut my hair and wore the makeup for a time -I rocked that Aladdin Sane look (legend in my own living room,I was)
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    Yeah I Youtubed it, Masterpiece. Can't believe I missed that 1977

    I spelled "Labyrinth" wrong and y'all were going to let me look stupid!Lol
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    Yeah I Youtubed it, Masterpiece. Can't believe I missed that 1977

    I spelled "Labyrinth" wrong and y'all were going to let me look stupid!Lol
    Nah.....we all knew it, but it was the Christmas spirit in us.

    to Viva - hug to you.
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    Hukt en foniks wurkt fer mee!

    I don't blame you Viva, tree's up, but the rest is in boxes, little baby Jesus is missing from the Nativity(Tag has probably hid the Christ Child, or chewed him up), and there's one light out on the stairs' garland- so the whole thing is out.

    Bah-Humbug!!
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