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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollis View Post
    All Christmas songs = SOC
    False.

    Another addition: Band Aid, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" - TT concept, SOC execution
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollis View Post
    All Christmas songs = SOC
    Right. Pretty much all Christmas songs are garbage tier. This is like being asked to rank my favorite Philadelphia Eagles, communists, or mechanical problems on my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollis View Post
    All Christmas songs = SOC
    Yuuup. Some evoke childhood nostalgia but I never need to hear another classic Christmas song as long as I live, and all new Christmas songs are garbage.
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    Wow. I have never actually heard that take before. I love Christmas music.

    I'm a sucker for brooding hymns. Several of my favorite Christmas songs don't really have great versions. "I Wonder As I Wander" is amazing and no one in history has ever been recorded singing it well. The version I like best is the one I hum to myself. "O Come O Come Emanuel" was done pretty well once by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, but the recording quality is terrible. Enya's version is not so bad. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" is one I love because there are points where the chords change on every note, and I just think that is awesome.

    When I was a kid we listened strictly to orchestral Christmas music, with one exception: we listened to The Muppets Christmas Album a lot. My wife has forbade me from ever playing any song from that album. I didn't come to like crooning Christmas songs until I was an adult, with Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song" the gateway. On the way to Georgia we'll listen to Ella, Frank, Nat, Perry, and the Charlie Brown Christmas album a good portion of the way.


    Tier 1
    Nat King Cole, "The Christmas Song" (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
    Bing Crosby, "White Christmas"
    Josh Groban, "O Holy Night"
    Vince Guaraldi, "Christmas Time Is Here" (instrumental or vocal, your choice)
    Doris Day, "The Christmas Waltz"

    Tier 2
    Michael Buble, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"
    Harry Belafonte, "Mary's Boy Child"
    Gene Autry, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
    Burl Ives, "A Holly Jolly Christmas"
    Andy Williams, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
    Frank Sinatra, "Jingle Bells"
    Judy Garland, "Have Yourself a Merry Christmas"
    Angela Lansbury, "We Need a Little Christmas"
    Perry Como, "(There's No Place Like) Home For the Holidays"
    Vaughn Monroe, "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"
    Leroy Anderson (Boston Pops), "Sleigh Ride" (instrumental)

    Tier 3
    Elvis Presley, "Blue Christmas"
    Jimmy Durante, "Frosty the Snowman"
    Dean Martin, "Baby It's Cold Outside"
    José Feliciano, "Feliz Navidad"
    Pearl Bailey, "Five Pound Box of Money"
    Bobby Helms, "Jingle Bell Rock"

    Tier 4
    Mariah Carey, "All I Want For Christmas Is You"

    Brenda Lee, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
    Bruce Springsteen, "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"
    Eartha Kitt, "Santa Baby"
    Gayla Peevey, "I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas"
    Mannheim Steamroller, "Carol of the Bells"
    Elmo and Patsy, "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer"
    Run DMC, "Christmas in Hollis"

    Tier 5
    Darlene Love, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
    Thurl Ravenscroft, "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch"
    Paul McCartney, "Wonderful Christmastime"
    John Lennon, "Happy Xmas (War is Over)"
    Wham, "Last Christmas"
    The Waitresses, "Christmas Wrapping"

    You won't find any Tier 5 songs on my Christmas playlists.
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    I've also learned that, growing up in a heathen household, I never heard many of the actual religious Christmas songs. Good King Whatshisname? Never heard it. Away in a Manger? Nope. Angels We Have Heard on High, The First Noel, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen... at this point I'm just googling "religious Christmas songs" because I can't even think of them.

    Silent Night is probably the religious song that crossed over into mainstream carols the most, except I don't ever remember singing the line "Christ the savior is born". I think we just skipped that one, like the verses of Take Me Out to the Ball Game.
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    The religious ones are usually my favorites, which is awkward for an atheist. "O Holy Night" is simply one of the best songs ever written.

    IMO if you're listening to Christmas songs written after the 1970s, you're doing it wrong, and even then you're taking risks. 50s and earlier is where I'm at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotblack View Post
    I've also learned that, growing up in a heathen household, I never heard many of the actual religious Christmas songs. Good King Whatshisname? Never heard it. Away in a Manger? Nope. Angels We Have Heard on High, The First Noel, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen... at this point I'm just googling "religious Christmas songs" because I can't even think of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixto View Post
    The religious ones are usually my favorites, which is awkward for an atheist. "O Holy Night" is simply one of the best songs ever written.

    IMO if you're listening to Christmas songs written after the 1970s, you're doing it wrong, and even then you're taking risks. 50s and earlier is where I'm at.

    I have never been a religious guy but "Little Drummer Boy" and "Do You Hear What I Hear"* are two of my favorites.


    * I always assumed the origins of this were hymnal but did you know it was actually written as an appeal for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
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    I don’t have time to rank these right now, but I’ll tell you right now that any list that doesn’t reference “Fairytale of New York” is incomplete, and also Tom Waits’ “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis” should be in there somewhere.
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