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Title: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: Dave M on December 10, 2009, 10:15:50 AM
Dear Mr Thunder Moose

Given the radio waves are full of Christmas songs, I was thinking over a sage bit of advice my old man gave me .. he said if you wanna be rich write a great christmas hit as it gets played over and over and over again each year ..

It occurs to me, you must have had a crack at writing a Christmas choon for a starlet or two ? .. got anythin you can share with us festive frosties ?

If not, whats your festive song of choice ...

ELP/Greg Lake (I believe in father christmas), Slade (merry christmas everybody), Pogues (Fairy tale in New York) or SirCliff (Mistletoe and Wine)  :D
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: Drarok on December 10, 2009, 10:29:50 AM
Quote from: "Dave M"
Slade (merry christmas everybody)
That's my ringtone around this time of year. I snipped out just the bit where Noddy shouts "IT'S CHRISTMAAAAAAAAAS!!!!!!!" and put it on my phone. :lol:
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Post by: johninblack on December 10, 2009, 12:51:30 PM
Quote from: "Drarok"
Quote from: "Dave M"
Slade (merry christmas everybody)
That's my ringtone around this time of year. I snipped out just the bit where Noddy shouts "IT'S CHRISTMAAAAAAAAAS!!!!!!!" and put it on my phone. :lol:
I bet people LOVE being around you....... :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:


Think I might do that myself!!!
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: gjstockham on December 10, 2009, 01:07:40 PM
Quote from: "Dave M"

If not, whats your festive song of choice ...


I'll share my favourite - Frazier Chorus "Christmas Every Year".  Can't understand why it was never released! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7gbY-ukwdM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7gbY-ukwdM)

Geoff
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Post by: Nellie on December 10, 2009, 01:32:07 PM
This is quite festive
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCFCeJTEzNU
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: Krische_Jasche on December 10, 2009, 09:45:14 PM
And of course here in Norway it's impossible to get through the holidays without exposure to the auto-tuned voices of the mighty Boyzvoice's "Let Me Be Your Father Christmas":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjQgBFe_Pw0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjQgBFe_Pw0)
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: Jem on December 11, 2009, 12:56:22 AM
Pains me to say it, but I have had an Xmas number 1. It was no 1 in the UK for a month and sold over a million copies.  ;)

Some might say I got a bunk up coz it was an X Factor song, but an Xmas number 1 is an Xmas number 1 however you grab it. Ask Iron Maiden! :lol:
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Post by: Pedro on December 11, 2009, 03:38:20 AM
Quote from: "Jem"
Pains me to say it, but I have had an Xmas number 1.
It should not pain you - it is something to be applauded I say - it was still in the early days of the unstoppable tabloid crap generator that the franchise seems to have become (IMHO) and not a bad song either.  :)

But, to be fair, there is a huge gulf between a Xmas Number 1 and a Xmas song....not a sleigh bell to be heard in the Chrimbo number ones these days.

So I reckon the question still hangs - about you penning a genuinely festive foot-tapper.
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Post by: Jem on December 11, 2009, 07:23:55 AM
ah, I see! Well there was the gig intro @ The Scala gig... :lol:
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Post by: Brom on December 11, 2009, 08:33:37 AM
Quote from: "Jem"
Pains me to say it, but I have had an Xmas number 1. It was no 1 in the UK for a month and sold over a million copies.  ;)

You mean YOU wrote "There's No One Quite Like Grandma"  :o
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Post by: Pedro on December 11, 2009, 08:39:01 AM
Quote from: "Jem"
ah, I see! Well there was the gig intro @ The Scala gig... :lol:
Lucifer's dentures, you're right! There is nothing you can't do!
...and Mouse was in that too! :)
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: Dave M on December 11, 2009, 09:50:12 AM
Quote from: "Jem"
Pains me to say it, but I have had an Xmas number 1. It was no 1 in the UK for a month and sold over a million copies.  ;)

Some might say I got a bunk up coz it was an X Factor song, but an Xmas number 1 is an Xmas number 1 however you grab it. Ask Iron Maiden! :lol:

It pains you ? .. raise a glass I say.

But as Pedor says.. my question is really about a festive type song.. you know.. sleigh bells, snow, chestnuts and open fires kind of thing ?
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: gr8gonzo on December 11, 2009, 01:38:24 PM
I made a Christmas compilation CD a few years ago and my wife and I listened to it all the way home from DisneyWorld yesterday.  We discussed the difference between what passes for a Christmas song these days as compared to the classics.  It was dismaying to think that the younger and future generations may not even be exposed to the Christmas songs we grew up listening to.  We can only hope that our children come to appreciate them as we do.
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Post by: Nellie on December 11, 2009, 01:50:20 PM
Quote from: "Dave M"
Quote from: "Jem"
Pains me to say it, but I have had an Xmas number 1. It was no 1 in the UK for a month and sold over a million copies.  ;)

Some might say I got a bunk up coz it was an X Factor song, but an Xmas number 1 is an Xmas number 1 however you grab it. Ask Iron Maiden! :lol:

It pains you ? .. raise a glass I say.

But as Pedor says.. my question is really about a festive type song.. you know.. sleigh bells, snow, chestnuts and open fires kind of thing ?


It only "pains" him coz his head grows every time someone mentions it (and his bank balance) ;)  :lol:
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: johninblack on December 11, 2009, 04:23:53 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Dave M"
Quote from: "Jem"
Pains me to say it, but I have had an Xmas number 1. It was no 1 in the UK for a month and sold over a million copies.  ;)

Some might say I got a bunk up coz it was an X Factor song, but an Xmas number 1 is an Xmas number 1 however you grab it. Ask Iron Maiden! :lol:

It pains you ? .. raise a glass I say.

But as Pedor says.. my question is really about a festive type song.. you know.. sleigh bells, snow, chestnuts and open fires kind of thing ?


It only "pains" him coz his head grows every time someone mentions it (and his bank balance) ;)  :lol:

You're a wicked woman.............but we love you for it. :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: The Cosmic Lawnmower on December 14, 2009, 01:31:04 PM
I must say I have rather fond memories of 'I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday'... proper crimbo song that one too!

Also always really liked 'Christmas Wrapping' by The Waitresses  ;)
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Post by: Jem on December 15, 2009, 08:56:37 AM
Quote from: "Nellie"
It only "pains" him coz his head grows every time someone mentions it (and his bank balance) ;)  :lol:

Watch it Worwood, I know where you live.  :lol:
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Post by: Nellie on December 15, 2009, 11:01:37 AM
Quote from: "Jem"
Quote from: "Nellie"
It only "pains" him coz his head grows every time someone mentions it (and his bank balance) ;)  :lol:

Watch it Worwood, I know where you live.  :lol:

Outside then, if ya think yer 'ard enough!  :lol:
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Post by: catherine on December 15, 2009, 11:02:50 AM
Nellie, be gentle with him. We don't want any more breakages this year!
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: MarkOneMusic on December 15, 2009, 01:18:29 PM
for what it's worth, every year I try to arrange a traditional carol and post it as a Merry Christmas on various boards I frequent.

Due to other commitments, I'm not sure I'm going to get to one this year, so...

This was my '08 effort:

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7174721 (http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7174721)

Happy festive thingies and a frosted hob nob to you all :)
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: Pedro on December 15, 2009, 07:16:40 PM
And very nice too - is this an excuse for me to re-post the "No Me Noel" lyrics (yet) again? ;)
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Post by: DannySoisSage on December 15, 2009, 08:46:08 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
And very nice too - is this an excuse for me to re-post the "No Me Noel" lyrics (yet) again? ;)

You need an excuse for that?  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: Pedro on December 15, 2009, 09:31:09 PM
Quote from: "DannySoisSage"
Quote from: "Pedro"
And very nice too - is this an excuse for me to re-post the "No Me Noel" lyrics (yet) again? ;)
You need an excuse for that?  :mrgreen:
It might be getting a little tired by now...but what the heck...  ;)

NO ME NO EL

No good no will no glad no tide
No cosy fire no warm inside
No figs no dates no ginger beer
No ho ho ho no season’s cheer
No Glüh no wein no bell no peal
No peel no fruit no festive meal
No star no lead no candle bright
No peace on earth no silent night

Heartless and cynical
Cold in the middle
The emotion just gets in your way
The promotion is clinical
Little by little you’re making us pay
Keep making us pay

No free no will no gift no find
No thought no count no very kind
No buy no friend no more no nice
No sale no deal just higher price
No bow no wrap no sellotape
No good TV no Great Escape
No get no give no give no love
No time no pray no god above

Pointless and trivial
Shamelessly driven
So devoted to getting your way
You’ve polluted the miracle
Little by little you take it away
Keep taking away

Killing Christmas
Killing Christmas
Killing Christmas for you

Even now in front of me
All day and night on my TV
”Buy it now, it can be yours just call today”
All my life
We have traded all we should be

Selling Christmas
Selling Christmas
Selling Christmas to you

No more no right no gonna play
No need no greed on Christmas day
No buy no love no win no race
No need no rush just breathing space
No spend no stretch no credit card
No more excess, decision hard
No need no trade no buy no sell
No you no me no me no el

Wide eyed and magical
Right in the middle
This emotion I won’t shut away
The true meaning is critical
Little by little I’ll cut you away
Keep cutting away
I’ll cut you away…[/list][/size]
(http://http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_santa.png)
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: DannySoisSage on December 15, 2009, 09:41:38 PM
Excellent! Hadn't seen that before  :D

Quote
Little by little I’ll cut you away
Keep cutting away
I’ll cut you away…

This bit is making me hungry for turkey  :shock: lol
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Post by: catherine on December 15, 2009, 11:12:28 PM
Shouldn't it be "No Peel"?
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Post by: Pedro on December 15, 2009, 11:27:24 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Shouldn't it be "No Peel"?
Surely you're not suggesting I should put the name of that mighty Prog establishment anywhere near a lyric pointed at the shameless cash-in of the commercial Xma$?  :shock:
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: keithd on December 16, 2009, 04:58:44 PM
Run With The Fox by Chris Squire & Alan White. Not the most popular of songs, but I like it  :)
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: Mouse on December 17, 2009, 11:19:52 PM
I've found a hat so I can take it off to you, Pedro - the Grand Wizard of the Frost*ies!  :D

I always enjoy listening to carols at this time of year. I love the atmosphere that the sound of carols in a low lit church makes on Christmas Eve. I might be the only Frost*ie on here who does, I think...
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: Pedro on December 18, 2009, 07:34:41 AM
Thanks but keep your hat on, it's flippin' cold!

...and you're not alone. A well arranged brass band does it too...and by 'well arranged' I don't mean tall ones at the back!
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: RacingHippo on December 18, 2009, 01:23:04 PM
Nope, not alone there, Mouse.
Despite my heathen ways, I adore carols wot is being sung by a choir and can never resist the temptation to join in on the bass part*.
If someone asked me if I wanted to go carolling, I'd be right there, insisting they do four-part harmonies (probably in vain), come rain or snow.

As for brass bands, Pedro, spare a thought for the poor buggers playing outside while you do your Christmas shopping - those mouthpieces are bloody FREEZING when you start playing! And you have to make sure you wipe your mouth on your sleeve every so often else the spittle will freeze the mouthpiece to your lips.
Ahh, happy memories...


*Or others - see also my update on Facebook/Twitter (http://http://twitter.com/RacingHippo/status/6611509364) last weekend
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Post by: EVP on December 18, 2009, 04:04:31 PM
My current selection is IQ's "For Christs Sake" Classic christmas done proper IQ prog style.

other notable mention would go to Alex Lifeson's version of "Little Drummer boy" found on
that Merry Axe-mass cd that's out there.
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: Pedro on December 18, 2009, 08:48:24 PM
Outdoor brass banding in brass monkey climes? Been there, done that. I know what you mean. :D
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Post by: ecky p on December 18, 2009, 09:15:34 PM
My fav Chrimble song   Freiheit-Keeping the Dream live 1980 something
when I first heard it.....was convinced Mr McCartney was involved.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9aYrHzEW-w (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9aYrHzEW-w)
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Post by: rogerg on December 18, 2009, 09:26:40 PM
I love Sting's "Gabriel's Message".
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: Mouse on December 19, 2009, 01:33:37 PM
Marillion's version of that is top. It has awesome drums.
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Post by: johninblack on December 19, 2009, 02:37:47 PM
The Riversea xmas song is very good details are here (http://http://www.frostmusic.net/frosties/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1495)
Title: Re: Christmas Songs ,,,
Post by: Pedro on December 20, 2009, 06:21:50 PM
Very nice.  :)
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Post by: Bert on December 20, 2009, 07:48:25 PM
I respectfully suggest Sting's new album If On A Winter's Night...

I know he's so far up his bum he can see out of his mouth, but it's actually quite good.

And like the Johnny Mathis album, the production is amazing  ;)