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I am an atheist, but, love the holiday and most of the songs. All kinds of holiday songs, one that i love, is some (not all versions) but most versions of "The Carol of The Bells". Lots of songs i love, "I'll Be Home for Christmas"

and so many others! I LOVE MUSIC! and i love the holiday!! a lot!!

 

HERE IS ONE OF MY 'NEWER' FAVORITE HOLIDAY SONGS, for past several years now,

this one is especially for atheists, skeptics, nonbelievers, non-traditionalists, ppl who celebrate "FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US" etc: (great lyrics, very sentimental, about how for some ppl, the holiday is about family)

(give it a minute, to get past his appearance, he really IS a very neat person)

edit, oh, one more song, i always play, while waiting for the family 'roamer' to arrive home, is Kenny Loggins "CELEBRATE ME HOME"...

but i like all the traditional old time songs, too, and love my James Brown christmas CD, too.

Edited by somenurse
had to add James Brown..

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to ktwlpn - YEEEESSSS! That is my 2nd fav song. Such a mixed pairing of Bowie and Bing but it worked! Gives me goosebumps.

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I don't listen to newer Christmas music..."techno" renditions of Christmas songs make me want to puke! I love the old classics, Bing Crosby is probably my favourite. Hearing his crooning voice is just Christmas for me. I also like Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble's album

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I love the holidays, but I dislike listening to holiday music. This past weekend, the residents were blaring holiday music and one was just strumming away Christmas jingles on his guitar.

Kill me now....

Although -

as another atheist mentioned, the only holiday music that I can tolerate on loop are the nonsecular traditional songs:

- 'Silent night'.

- 'Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem'.

- 'Oh, Holy Night'...but I hate it when a weak 'head-singing' soprano is 'allowed' to sing the song. Ugh. They can never handle it. The climax is always so hollow sounding.

It honestly ****** me off when someone messes up any of 'my' holiday chorus songs. I attended Catholic services last year and the 'choir' was singing 'Gloria, In Excelsis Deo'.

I felt a strong urge to boo them right off the stage. It would've been deserved.

They weren't singing it right.

The weird thing? I only hum secular Christmas music.

I was humming 'Sleigh Ride' all day yesterday.

"Doo-Doo, do-dah-do! Doo-doo, do-dah-do! Dooooooooooooo. Doo-doo-doo, do-dah-dutta-dutta-DUH...dutta-duh-dah-duh-duuuuuhhhhh!"

Just when I was hitting the chorus, my coworker was like, "KESHIA!" and threatened to strangle me slowly with the computer keyboard cord.

I hadn't even realized that I was doing it.

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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).

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I can't possibly be in a bad mood when I'm listening to Christmas music. Any Christmas music.

Bing Crosby singing White Christmas is my favorite.

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bing and bowie is my hands down favorite! followed by happy christmas by lennon

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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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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+costello/st+stephens+day+murders+feat+the+chieftains_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. :no:

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