Thursday, December 22nd, 2005
3:45 pm - Christmas Tunes  
Let the yuletide festivities commence!

"The Hallelujah Chorus" - The Roches
This track just goes to show that classical music can be perky.

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"Christmas in Heaven" - Monty Python
b/w
"Christmas Time in Hell" - South Park
Who could resist this pairing? Not I.

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"I've Got Some Presents for Santa" - Sarah Taylor and Bill Mumy
Double entendre, Will Robinson!

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"50 Kilowatt Tree" - The Bobs
My favorite moment in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is when Clark's display finally lights up and you see the dial on his electric meter spinning like a propeller.

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"Ave Maria" - Cranberries & Luciano Pavarotti
I have this image in my mind of Pavarotti deciding to kick back one night and go to a Cranberries show. He's having a great time, dancing down in the front row, but then suddenly the band starts playing this favorite of his, and, upon hearing how badly the lead singer is butchering it, he leaps up onto the stage, shoves her into the orchestra pit, and picks up the lyric after the bridge, thus saving Christmas...

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"White Christmas" - Doug And The Slugs
This one's a bit more uptempo the Bing's version.

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"Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!" - Sufjan Stevens
Come on, you know you want to...

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"Merry Christmas" - The Ramones
Another moderately uptempo song.

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"Frosty the Snowman" - Leon Redbone & Dr. John
One has to believe that if you see a snowman in New Orleans, there must have been some magic in that old silk hat. I do love this version.

You can click here for the entire sack o'tunes.
 
 
Current Mood: festive
Current Music: see above
 
 
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nestra on December 22nd, 2005 - 08:51 pm
The Bobs!
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deborah gdebg on December 22nd, 2005 - 08:54 pm
Kinks. "Father Christmas, give me your money, don't mess around with no silly toys..."
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DXMachinadxmachina on December 22nd, 2005 - 09:16 pm
I figured most people had that one already. I may have to do a supplementary post.
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deborah gdebg on December 22nd, 2005 - 09:21 pm
I am also very fond of ELP's "I Believe in Father Christmas". Which is weird, because generally, that particular group of pompous droney sods makes me want to eat my own head.

But I like that one.

By the way, check your email shortly. Sending you a piece of music via yousendit. VERY nice piano, instrumental, live.
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DXMachinadxmachina on December 22nd, 2005 - 09:34 pm
Cool!

I think the reason the ELP thing turned out so well is that it was originally just a Greg Lake solo piece. (I will admit to liking Brain Salad Surgery quite a bit. My brother was a huge fan.)
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deborah gdebg on December 22nd, 2005 - 09:46 pm
According to yousendit, you now have both. Pig's Boogie comes first. Love to hear your take. N was very, um, perky that evening. He had reason to be; I made sure of that.....
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DXMachinadxmachina on December 23rd, 2005 - 02:42 am
Got 'em. Most excellent.
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deborah gdebg on December 23rd, 2005 - 07:24 pm
Don't they just rock the house? I remember the band intro, too. Very rowdy crowd, and he was interacting with them. I loved him dragging John Kahn off "Hernando's Hideaway" and into "Teddy Bears Picnic". He knew that damned song creeped me out, too.
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Elenaelenabtvs on December 23rd, 2005 - 03:17 am
Man, Doug and the Slugs! I remember when they played my sister's high school dances.
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DXMachinadxmachina on December 23rd, 2005 - 12:50 pm
See! That proves that all you Canadians know each other.
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Elenaelenabtvs on December 26th, 2005 - 11:21 am
I'd protest, but... yeah, I don't have a leg to stand on.
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Sophia Prestersophiap on December 23rd, 2005 - 04:26 am
Squeeeeee!!!! Thank you so much for posting these!
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JenP: Jjenlp on December 23rd, 2005 - 05:47 am
Thanks for sharing!
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