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VOTE: What are the best and worst Christmas songs of all time?
NY Post ^ | 12/20/11

Posted on 12/21/2011 8:08:46 AM PST by Libloather

VOTE: What are the best and worst Christmas songs of all time?
Last Updated: 10:11 AM, December 20, 2011

Can't stand "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"? Do you listen to "Santa Baby" on repeat? Vote for what you think are the best and most annoying Christmas songs below, and see the results in an upcoming Post story.

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Worst (not on the list) - Feliz Navidad

One of the best - Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You (35,125,140 Youtube hits. Play it in July. I don't care.)

1 posted on 12/21/2011 8:08:49 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

“Come on Ring those Bells”/Evie Tornquist!


2 posted on 12/21/2011 8:11:18 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Libloather
Band Aid - Do they know it's Christmas

Insipid, awful, annoying. I want to claw out someones eyes. Damn song gets stuck in my head and I hate it vehemently!

3 posted on 12/21/2011 8:13:09 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Libloather

Worst: “Last Christmas” by George (”meet me at the fagot park”) Michael.


4 posted on 12/21/2011 8:13:19 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Libloather
I think Harry Connick's The Happy Elf is particularly loathsome.
5 posted on 12/21/2011 8:13:42 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Libloather

Best:

Christmas song - Nat King Cole
Where are you Christmas - Faith Hill

Worst:

Jingle bell rock - Sorry Elvis fans.


6 posted on 12/21/2011 8:14:09 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Libloather

Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time” song completely Paternos his legacy as a songwriter for the Beatles.

Ditto on the George Michael and Band Aid’s songs.


7 posted on 12/21/2011 8:15:14 AM PST by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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To: Libloather

Best: http://youtu.be/XoSyCtD0WO4

Runner Up: http://youtu.be/HuTHxMjVivg

(They are safe links !!!)


8 posted on 12/21/2011 8:15:26 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: Libloather

Worst: Greg Lake “I believe in Fater Christmas.”

very nice music, but the lyrics are not those of a believer.

They sold me a dream of Christmas
They sold me a Silent Night
And they told me a fairy story
‘Till I believed in the Israelite
And I believed in Father Christmas
And I looked at the sky with excited eyes
‘Till I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn
And I saw him and through his disguise


9 posted on 12/21/2011 8:15:52 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Jim from C-Town

is this the one were they sing, “arent you glad it’s them instead of you?”
i always say “yes”.

the worst is the christmas shoes song.


10 posted on 12/21/2011 8:16:15 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Libloather

Best: White Christmas by Bing Crosby

Worst: Hawaiian Christmas song by Bing Crosby


11 posted on 12/21/2011 8:16:38 AM PST by mardi59
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To: Libloather
Worst:

Do they know it's Christmas? Bob Geldalf

This song is nothing more than a guilt trip to make us rich capitalists feel bad over Christmas because children in Africa are starving. I hate the song, I hate the lyrics. I run for the mute button whenever it is played.

12 posted on 12/21/2011 8:17:07 AM PST by apillar
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To: Libloather

Best: Hark The Herald Angels Sing (ALL THE VERSES!) by Felix Mendlesson

Worst: “And So This Is Christmas” ...John and Yoko


13 posted on 12/21/2011 8:17:28 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Libloather

Worst — that Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart song.


14 posted on 12/21/2011 8:17:54 AM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry (or Gingrich maybe))
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To: Libloather

Best Secular: Brenda Lee (Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree)

Best CHRISTmas song: Nat King Cole (Hark the Herald)

WORST: Bruce Springsteen “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”


15 posted on 12/21/2011 8:17:54 AM PST by SarahPalin2012
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To: PetroniusMaximus
You must be banned for even mentioning that horrid song!!!
16 posted on 12/21/2011 8:18:00 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: Libloather

17 posted on 12/21/2011 8:18:00 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Worst: “Last Christmas” by George Michael.

Can't disagree . . . hate to hear any words of this absolutely stupid song. Can't believe he was allowed to record this monster.

18 posted on 12/21/2011 8:18:38 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Libloather
What? No mention of Snoopy's Christmas?

19 posted on 12/21/2011 8:19:09 AM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Speaking of "Do They Know Its Christmas", I love how all these rich rock stars lecture the rest of us with these patronizing songs and feel that they are making a difference somehow. After they are done recording the song, they probably take their limos to a champagne cocktail party where they pat each other on the back and feel good about themselves.

"Feed The World" indeed.

The Bono verse in the song is especially patronizing: "Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you"

20 posted on 12/21/2011 8:20:03 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 45 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: Libloather
Best (religious) all the religious ones are better than the best secular ones.

Best (non religious) Cowboy Christmas Ball by The Killers

21 posted on 12/21/2011 8:20:27 AM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry (or Gingrich maybe))
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To: Libloather
My vote for worst:

Dominic The Italian Christmas Donkey

22 posted on 12/21/2011 8:22:29 AM PST by SC DOC
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To: Libloather
Gee, I dunno, Liblo. I really like All I Want for Christmas Is You, but Silent Night, Adeste Fideles, In the Deep Midwinter, and lots more are better.

The worst (not on the list) is Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire--unless I can think of one that's even worse.

23 posted on 12/21/2011 8:22:52 AM PST by Savage Beast (The Democrat Party: The Party of Slavery, Jim Crow, Segregation, the KKK, Lynching, and Gun Control)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Band Aid - Do they know it's Christmas

Last year there was an article where Geldoff admitted it may be the worst song ever recorded. He has nightmares about carolers come by the house singing it. Serves him right for writing it.

24 posted on 12/21/2011 8:23:08 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Huskrrrr

The music is nice because it was stolen from the excellent Lieutenant Kijé Troika melody by Prokofiev.

It’s no surprise to me that a music thief would trash the magical wonder of Christmas.


25 posted on 12/21/2011 8:23:36 AM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: Tribune7

“Worst — that Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart song.”

Indeed. About as un-Christmas as can get. Hate that song. Putting the word “Christmas” in a song doesn’t make it a Christmas song.


26 posted on 12/21/2011 8:23:59 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Libloather
One of the best--as far as popular music goes--is I'll Be Home for Christmas".
27 posted on 12/21/2011 8:25:16 AM PST by Savage Beast (The Democrat Party: The Party of Slavery, Jim Crow, Segregation, the KKK, Lynching, and Gun Control)
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To: Libloather

“Santa Baby” gives me the creeps. But I do love that Emerson, Lake, & Palmer “I Believe in Father Christmas” ... that’s a gorgeous song. I’ll listen to that in July.


28 posted on 12/21/2011 8:25:41 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: Libloather

A good one.... Silent Night:Temptations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFc7STuQF0U

One of the most depressing/bad songs... Christmas Shoes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PZHAOliwJs


29 posted on 12/21/2011 8:25:51 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Jim from C-Town
Band Aid - Do they know it's Christmas

Insipid, awful, annoying. I want to claw out someones eyes. Damn song gets stuck in my head and I hate it vehemently!

"Feed the WOOORRRLLLD, Let them know it's Christmas time again" (sung 20 times in a row)

30 posted on 12/21/2011 8:25:58 AM PST by muleskinner
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To: left that other site
"Worst: “And So This Is Christmas” ...John and Yoko"

Amen to that!

Actually, there are so many execrable Christmas songs it's hard for my to single one out.

As to the best, an embarrassment of riches - I like the Renaissance motets like Byrd's "O Magnum Mysterium" and Gabrielli's "Hodie Christus Natus Est". Handel's Messiah, Bach's Magnificat, and a multitude of traditional Christmas hymns and carols.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!

31 posted on 12/21/2011 8:26:13 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Libloather

http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/christmas-songs-2/mary-did-you-know-14398.html

Mary Did You Know is my favorite. There are many versions of it.


32 posted on 12/21/2011 8:27:46 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Interesting Times
"What? No mention of Snoopy's Christmas?"

Not quite a classic. This is not strictly Christmas, but it is a classic:

Charlie Brown Christmas Dance.
33 posted on 12/21/2011 8:28:32 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Libloather

Best - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P37xPiRz1sg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Merry Christmas from the family!!! A Texas Christmas song


34 posted on 12/21/2011 8:29:18 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: VictoryGal

Wow! I never knew that about the Prokofiev/Troika thing. As soon as I you posted that, I went right to Youtube and found it, and you’re right, it’s not even sampled, it’s pretty much just lifted (at least in parts.) I’m listening to it now, and it’s really cool.


35 posted on 12/21/2011 8:29:18 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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Worst: “And So This Is Christmas” ...John and Yoko

Amen to that!

36 posted on 12/21/2011 8:29:34 AM PST by JD91
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To: Libloather

Look on the bright side - we don’t hear “Silent Night, 7:00 News” anymore.


37 posted on 12/21/2011 8:29:35 AM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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Worst: “Last Christmas”

I was about to get a little defensive until I realized I was thinking of a different song. I was thinking of One Last Christmas by Matthew West. It's a somewhat sad but touching song about a family with a terminally ill boy who know he won't make it to the end of the year so they start celebrating Christmas (with the help of the neighbors) in September. Eventually the whole town gets in on it and he has a smile on his face to the last moment.

38 posted on 12/21/2011 8:29:36 AM PST by chargers fan
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To: Libloather

The Paul McCartney and John Lennon Christmas songs are insipid.


39 posted on 12/21/2011 8:29:45 AM PST by mockingbyrd
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Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Did you know
That your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
That your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you’ve delivered
Will soon deliver you

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Did you know
That your baby boy will calm a storm with His hand?
Did you know
That your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little boy
You’ve kissed the face of God

Mary, did you know?
The blind will see
The deaf will hear
And the dead will live again
The lame will leap
The dumb will speak
The praises of the Lamb

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Did you know
That your baby boy will one day rules the nations?
Did you know
That your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you’re holding
Is the Great I Am


40 posted on 12/21/2011 8:30:22 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Shows you how much Geldof knew about his cause, the Ethiopian famine. Of course they knew it was Christmas. Almost 2/3 of the nation is Christian.

Worst thing about Geldof was he portrayed himself as a samaritan, but was po'ed he didn't win the Nobel Peace Prize for the effort.

41 posted on 12/21/2011 8:30:54 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Libloather

Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time” is more annoying than the most annoying commercial jingle ever.

Tough for me to decide which songs are best though. Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels, Joy to the World. So many good ones.


42 posted on 12/21/2011 8:31:07 AM PST by MNDude
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Worst is Joy to the World.

Sounds like a department store commercial.

43 posted on 12/21/2011 8:31:37 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Libloather

Most modern Christmas songs are annoying at best. Oddly, though, I find “The Little Drummer Boy” and “Do You See What I See?”, or whatever the name is, to be the most grating when I’m forced to hear them in stores.

Probably my favorite of the moderns is Harry Connick, Jr. and “Big Red Hat” — possibly only because it doesn’t get played very often.


44 posted on 12/21/2011 8:31:56 AM PST by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: Libloather

My fave is “O Holy Night.” I also tend to prefer religious Christmas music to its secular counterpart.

I throw up in my mouth every time I hear Paul McCartney’s “Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time.” Ditto for “Last Christmas.”


45 posted on 12/21/2011 8:32:44 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (There are two kinds of people: those who divide people into two kinds and those who don't.)
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To: longfellow

How about that ancient English carol” “A Boar’s Head in Hand bear I?”


46 posted on 12/21/2011 8:33:02 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Libloather

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPsgIhlYQmM&feature=related

Here’s a good one, with lyrics.


47 posted on 12/21/2011 8:33:23 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Libloather

Best:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY4J8yBf6vg


48 posted on 12/21/2011 8:33:29 AM PST by norcal joe
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To: Libloather
Couple of the Worst:
John Denver - Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk This Christmas
Elmo & Patsy - Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Couple of the Best:
Mannheim Steamroller - The Holly and the Ivy
Donny Osmond - Solder's King

49 posted on 12/21/2011 8:34:23 AM PST by MCH
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To: Libloather

We really need to be sensitive and politically correct this time of year. Our songs shouldn’t include any references to Christ, because religion is divisive. In fact, we shouldn’t make any sort of value judgements, so no mention of good or evil. And we certainly don’t want anything that will reinforce the phallocentric patriarchy. And come to think of it, we shouldn’t mention levity at all, because how can we be happy when the transgendered are being opressed?

So, let’s all join in a rousing chorus of “Good Christian Men, Rejoice”!!

Merry Christmas to one and all!


50 posted on 12/21/2011 8:35:38 AM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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