Favorite and least favorite Christmas carols?

  1. Simply Having a wonderful Christmas time
  2. Manheim steemroller
  3. Transiberian orchestra
  4. 12 days by Straight No Chaser
  5. “sleigh ride” by Boston Pops
  6. Dominic the Donkey
  7. Haunakka song original via Adam Sandler
  8. Carol of the Bells
  9. white christmas by bing crosby
  10. silent night by Kenny G

notable mention-where are you christmas

hates
1-christmas shoes
2-the one where they say “a child shivers/let us bring him silver” errr ugg. So illogical
3-i saw mommy kissing santa/santa baby/any song about misbehaving santa

I think that would be “Do you hear What I Hear”

Said the night wind to the little lamb
Do you see what I see
Way up in the sky little lamb
Do you see what I see
A star, a star
Dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite

Said the little lamb to the shepard boy
Do you hear what I hear
Ringing through the sky shepard boy
Do you hear what I hear
A song, a song
High above the tree
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea

Said the shepard boy to the mighty king
Do you know what I know
In your palace wall mighty king
Do you know what I know
A child, a child
Shivers in the cold
Let us bring him silver and gold
Let us bring him silver and gold

Said the king to the people everywhere
Listen to what I say
Pray for peace people everywhere
Listen to what I say
The child, the child
Sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light

The child, the child
Sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light

Favorite:

O Holy Night
What Child is This?
Carol of the Bells

Hate:
12 days of Christmas
Do You Hear What I Hear? (Yeah, me throwing up! Just stop!)
The song with “figgy pudding” bbllllechhhcchhh!!!

And some props to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!:eek:

I think that would be “We Wish you a Merry Christmas”;):stuck_out_tongue:

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer
We won’t go until we get some;
We won’t go until we get some;
We won’t go until we get some, so bring some out here

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

*We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer
We won’t go until we get some;
We won’t go until we get some;
We won’t go until we get some, so bring some out here

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. *

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!:eek:

Peace Carol youtube.com/watch?v=iP5MwVdu3c0

anything by Straight no chaser— their hark herald/ angels mash up is heavenly

I heard on a Christmas music podcast that BOTH “JIngle Bells” and “Over the River” were originally Thanksgiving songs. They also mentioned “Jingle Bells” are not a type of bell, the song is saying that you should Jingle (some) bells.

I always thought they were talking about sound of the bells on the horses’ harnesses. Dad often spoke of appreciating that sound when they went to Midnight Mass when he was a kid.

favorite, Stille Nacht

absolute worst: Christmas shoes

Indeed, that makes sense, because they are talking about that one horse open sleigh, and “jingle all the way”, meaning the bells on the harness will jingle the entire way. Since it gets dark early in places with lots of snow (or is hard to see in sunny places with snow) the bells are there to warn others that a horse drawn sleigh was approaching. (Not that I have any personal experience. :D)

I just googled bobtail from “bells on bobtail ring” and it is supposedly the name of the horse on the “one horse open sleigh.”

Actually, according to my BIL (a born horseman) “bobtail” refers to a horse whose tail has been cut short (bobbed). It’s not an actual name.

:thumbsup: I do believe you are right!

While it probably describes the horse, it’s not unlikely that such a horse would be given the name ‘Bobtail’ in the same way brown dogs and black dogs are often called “Brownie” and “Blackie”.

True, but I’ve got four song books that have the lyrics to “Jingle Bells” and not one of them has the word “bobtail” capitalized… that’s another reason I don’t think it’s a proper name (though perhaps it is capitalized in some versions?)

Good to see you again, Nom. :slight_smile: We must have similar taste, because these are three of my favorites as well (and I love TSO).

For my non-favorites, I tend to dislike most of the Christmas songs that aren’t really about Christmas (Last Christmas, Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, Santa Baby, I saw Momma Kissing Santa Claus, All I want for Christmas is a) My Two Front Teeth or b) You, etc., etc.).

I have to agree with LilyM on Little Drummer Boy, though. Lyrically, I think the song is quite nice, but the parumpa-pum-pum just grates on me no matter who is singing it.

I like Christmas carols gone Hollywood by James Dooley of Position Music. I can’t believe Christmas songs can be epic, scary, and suspenseful. Awesome album.

Good to see you! :cool:

Favorites:
O Holy Night by John Berry
Snoopy vs the Red Baron
Crabs for Christmas a local Baltimore favorite
Little Drummer Boy by Josh Groban

Lots more favorites…

Least favorite:
Last Christmas
Do They Know It’s Christmas
Those are the only 2 songs I will change the radio station to get away from.

Favorites
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (thank you Charlie Brown! I just love that whole little special).
What Child Is This?
O Come All Ye Faithful
Joy to the World
Little Drummer Boy

Least Favorite:
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Blue Christmas
Mary, Did You Know?

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