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Melanie_

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Here's the saddest country XMAS song ever by Jim Reeves

There's an Old Christmas Card in an old dusty trunk

And it brings back sweet memories dear to me

'Though it's faded and worn, it's as precious as the morn

When I found it 'neath our first Christmas tree

Chorus:

I thrill with every word, every line

Guess I'm always sentimental 'round this time

Pardon me if a tear falls among my Christmas cheer

It's the memory of an Old Christmas Card

(Recitation)

You know, I don't know why I get to feeling sentimental

About this time, every year

But every time I see a Christmas card,

I somehow can't help reminiscing

About the very first Christmas that you and I spent together

What a beautiful Christmas card you gave me that year

Why I know you must have looked through thousands of cards

To find that wonderful poem that still brings a tear to my eyes

http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/jim_ree...stmas_card.html

Sniff.....

edit to add link...in case you want to hear it...oh, don't bother, it's way too sad. You can't help but think the guy got dumped but the loser kept her Christmas card in the attic.

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Only in Canada would someone with a vocal range of two notes get "vocalist of the years" as Cohen did..as for him singing the perfect Christmas song - unlike Dylan who was jewish and converted to Christianity - Cohen is not a convert.

Good point, Oleg. Maybe its not a Christmas song at all, maybe its a Hanukkah song...... ;)

(I still don't see how it was called a Christmas song in the first place)

The Christmas songs I like the best are David Bowie/Bing Crosby singing The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth, and Simon and Garfunkel's Silent Night/7 O'Clock News.

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Put on your yamaka

Here comes Chanukah

So much funukah

To celebrate Chanukah

Chanukah is the festival of lights

Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights

When you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree

Here's a list of people who are Jewish just like you and me

David Lee Roth lights the menorah

So do James Caan, Kirk Douglas, and the late Dinah Shore-ah

Guess who eats together at the Carnegie Deli

Bowser from Sha Na Na and Arthur Fonzerelli

Paul Newman's half Jewish, Goldie Hawn's half too

Put them together, what a fine lookin' Jew

You don't need "Deck The Halls" or "Jingle Bell Rock"

'Cause you can spin a dreidel with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock- both Jewish

Put on your yarmulke

It's time for Chanukah

The owner of the Seattle Supersonicahs

Celebrates Chanukah

O.J. Simpson, not a Jew

But guess who is? Hall of famer Rod Carew- he converted

We got Ann Landers and her sister Dear Abby

Harrison Ford's a quarter Jewish- not too shabby

Some people think that Ebenezer Scrooge is

Well he's not, but guess who is

All three Stooges

So many Jews are in showbiz

Tom Cruise isn't, but I heard his agent is

Tell your friend Veronica

It's time to celebrate Chanukah

I hope I get a harmonicah

Oh this lovely, lovely Chanukah

So drink your gin and tonicah

And smoke your marijuanikah

and tell Bill and Monica to

Have a happy, happy, happy, happy Chanukah

Happy Chanukah

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for this Christmas? with the economic news?

I would say : Kinks: Father Christmas

When I was small I believed in santa claus

Though I knew it was my dad

And I would hang up my stocking at christmas

Open my presents and Id be glad

But the last time I played father christmas

I stood outside a department store

A gang of kids came over and mugged me

And knocked my reindeer to the floor

They said:

Father christmas, give us some money

Dont mess around with those silly toys.

Well beat you up if you dont hand it over

We want your bread so don't make us annoyed

Give all the toys to the little rich boys

Dont give my brother a steve austin outfit

Dont give my sister a cuddly toy

We dont want a jigsaw or monopoly money

We only want the real mccoy

Father christmas, give us some money

Well beat you up if you make us annoyed

Father christmas, give us some money

Dont mess around with those silly toys

But give my daddy a job cause he needs one

He's got lots of mouths to feed

But if you've got one, I'll have a machine gun

So I can scare all the kids down the street

Father christmas, give us some money

We got no time for your silly toys

Well beat you up if you dont hand it over

Give all the toys to the little rich boys

Have yourself a merry merry christmas

Have yourself a good time

But remember the kids who got nothin

While youre drinkin down your wine

Father christmas, give us some money

We got no time for your silly toys

Well beat you up if you dont hand it over

We want your bread, so dont make us annoyed

Give all the toys to the little rich boys

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for this Christmas? with the economic news?

I would say: Now is the winter of our discontent (or disconnect?). Who knows what sort of Xmas carols Steinbeck might have written?

The Night John Steinbeck Died

(all words and music by Don Charbonneau)

It’s cold out here tonight

Wind is just a howling

I’m walking down this highway

Going back to my northern home

It’s cold out here tonight

First is snow falling down

I’m walking down this highway

I’m going back to my northern home.

I came out here six months ago

Just a country boy

Looking for a city job

Got work in a stamping plant

Making parts for cars

I still can’t afford.

More lyrics

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Good point, Oleg. Maybe its not a Christmas song at all, maybe its a Hanukkah song...... ;)

Lots of Christmas songs have been written by Jews, including the Christmas Song, White Christmas, Silver Bells, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and even You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.

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White Christmas sung by Bing Crosby is THE Christmas song. End of story.

Other notables:

Andy Williams: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

The Carpenters: I'll be Home for Christmas

Andy Williams: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Crosby/Bowie: Little Drummer Boy

Perry Como: No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Carpenters: Merry Christmas Darling

Carpenters: Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Amy Grants: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Nat King Cole: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Josh Groban: Oh Holy Night

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White Christmas sung by Bing Crosby is THE Christmas song. End of story.

I can agree with that...but the rest of your list is open to debate. :P

Edited to add an E that I missed. Otherwise it would have read "the rst" instead of "the rest".

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