Best Christmas Song

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What are the greatest Christmas songs of all time?

Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
2
7%
David Bowie and Bing Crosby - Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy
2
7%
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
1
4%
Bing Crosby - White Christmas
0
No votes
Elton John - Step Into Christmas
0
No votes
John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
3
11%
Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time
2
7%
The Pogues/Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York
4
14%
Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
0
No votes
Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
0
No votes
Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
3
11%
Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
0
No votes
Wham! - Last Christmas
1
4%
Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
2
7%
OTHER - please specify
8
29%
 
Total votes : 28

Best Christmas Song

Postby Elessar » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:49 pm

I've often said that I think the general public can be divided into two groups: Those who very sensibly believe that Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues is the greatest Christmas song of all time, and those absolute heathens who think it's All I Want For Christmas Is You, by Mariah Carey. Don't get me wrong, it's a great song, but anyone who thinks it's better then The Pogues needs to have a serious word with themselves.

Then there'll be those who pick a third party candidate to be cool, or because their favourite artist did some obscure Christmas song one year and they want to remind everyone that they like that artist, or perhaps simply because they're weird.

Polls only allow 15 options, so I've selected a few that I think are amongst the most popular. I've included Queen because I feel I probably ought to, but seriously, Thank God It's Christmas isn't even QUEEN's best Christmas Song. Not only is A Winter's Tale better, but Bohemian Rhapsody was Christmas #1 on two separate occasions, so if that doesn't confer honorary Christmas song status, I don't know what does.

Songs I would have included but didn't make the cut:
Nat King Cole, Shakin' Stevens, Mud, Jackson 5. They're all staples, but something had to go. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town is represented by Springsteen.

Songs I refuse to include:
Chris de Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling. Just no.
Gary Glitter - is an explanation necessary?
Anything by Cliff fucking Richard - piss off.
And I don't know if Adam Lambert has a Christmas song (I Saw Daddy Wanking Off Santa Claus), but if he does, I'm not including it.

So vote away (pick 3 songs), and if you want to propose an 'Other', vote and then specify in the comments.
 
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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby action » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:01 pm

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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby Spook2 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:48 pm

Mud
Lonely this Christmas

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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby JLP » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:32 pm

Greg Lake I believe in Father Christmas.
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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby JLP » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:57 pm

Spook2 wrote:Mud
Lonely this Christmas

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Have you heard the new version by K T Tunstall? It is excellent.
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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby icy » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:10 pm

I may end up getting laughed at for this, and I dont care...I've always loved this one~Chriistmas Is The Time To Say I Love You by Billy Squier. If that was one the list, it would get one of my votes.
~Godspeed little one~
~Don't talk about angels
Or how I'll be saved
I'm no coward
But I'm not that brave
Rags are blowing
Rain's getting near
I'm done with running
And it's getting dark in here~

~Sleep in peace old friend for me you'll never die~
 
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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby icy » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:12 pm

action wrote:you're forgetting Ace's QOL christmas song

it easily beats anything on that list

"there's even a lawyer called action
and he'll sue"

brilliant, brilliant

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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby JLP » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:19 pm

There is an Elton song called Cold as Christmas which pisses all over his more famous Christmas song.
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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby icy » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:31 pm

JLP wrote:There is an Elton song called Cold as Christmas which pisses all over his more famous Christmas song.

Agree. It's one of my fav songs by him.
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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby Innuendoes » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:07 pm

2 "others" and since there is no option for voting "other" twice...

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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby Elessar » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:16 pm

action wrote:you're forgetting Ace's QOL christmas song

it easily beats anything on that list

"there's even a lawyer called action
and he'll sue"

brilliant, brilliant


Ah yes, featuring a ghost of my Christmas past...
 
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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby Broooklyn » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:28 pm

Last Christmas, for me. Bitchez!
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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby Innuendoes » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:30 pm

Broooklyn wrote:Last Christmas, for me. Bitchez!


Yea, that's a good one, too, and I love it. Too bad we can't either have more than 3 options or just post our favs.
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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby The Milkman » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:40 pm

I had to vote for the Pogues but it was a tough decision. This one has been a favorite of mine recently. The lyrics are beautiful IMHO.

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Re: Best Christmas Song

Postby icy » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:56 pm

I love, love Kenny and Dolly, Inny, :D
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