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#1 Bob-the-skull

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

In light of the other thread... come and share you favorite carol!

In the way of a true carol i have always adored away in a manger....

and more song type would have to be John Lennon's "so this is christmas (was is over)"  xmas_cool.gif

eta... because a christmas thread needed a santa smiley!  xmas_tongue.gif

Edited by -*meh*-, 20 November 2012 - 11:19 AM.


#2 Mamabug

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

Oh Holy Night

And to add an extra spin to a spinny mcspin, my favourite Christmas verse is The Fire at Ross's Farm by Lawson.

As a volunteer firefighter who has experienced a few interesting Christmases, this one has it all, love, grudge, salvation! The final stanzas give me chills:

Then came a cruel gust of wind
And with a fiendish rush
The flames leapt over the narrow path
And lit the fence of brush
"The crop must burn!" the farmer cried
"We cannot save it now"
And down upon the blackened ground
He dashed the ragged bough

But wildly, in a rush of hope
His heart began to beat
For over the crackling fire he heard
The sound of horse's feet
"Here's help at last," young Robert cried
And even as he spoke
The squatter with a dozen men
Came racing through the smoke

Down on the ground the stockmen jumped
And bared each brawny arm
They tore green branches from the trees
And fought for Ross's farm
And when before the gallant band
The beaten flames gave way
Two grimy hands in friendship joined -
And it was Christmas Day.


Edited by Mamabug, 20 November 2012 - 11:26 AM.


#3 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

Mary's Boy Child - just a simple message of the true meaning of Christmas without snowmen, reindeers, Santa and all the other add-ons. Not that I am a Grinch, I love Christmas and Santa and presents and food but for carols I prefer the back-to -basics approach.

#4 Quack Quack

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

For a traditional Carol, I love Hark the Herald Angels Sing, for a less traditional song I really Love Mary did you know?

Here is a you tube link if you haven't heard it before wink.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvqUkwlniy0

#5 Three Of Hearts

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

OMG my thread created a spinoff thread ddance.gif LOL!! xmas_tongue.gif  xmas_cool.gif

Joy to the World holds the most meaning for me, but my favourite would have to be White Christmas

#6 Elippo

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

You mean I can only pick one!

As music I love Carol of the Bells

To Sing its a tie between The first Noel and the Virgin Mary had a baby boy

To hear sung Once in Royal Davids City and Joy to the world

And I also love the Halleluja chorus, O little town of Bethlehem and O Come O Ye Faithful (especially my Johnny Cash recording)

Can you tell I like Carols

#7 Mrs Lannister

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

I'm not religious but I adore Once in Royal David's City

#8 ali27

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:02 PM

My grown up Christmas wish

#9 ~RunningWoman~

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

O holy night.

#10 Mamabug

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

QUOTE (CottageWitch @ 20/11/2012, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
O holy night.


I'm feeling a duet coming on!!!!

#11 archythepeasant

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

For the last 3 years starting to decorate the Christmas tree has been the signal to play our first Christmas song (not carol) for the season:  'Killing in the Name of' RATM.  The boys then headbang and 'flop' while winding lights around the tree.  Up yours Simon Cowell!  dev (6).gif

#12 Feraldadathome

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

Past 3 O'Clock - especially this version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpMrXSxPkNU

Unfortunately it's not on any of the programs I'm singing this Christmas sad.gif

I had a badly sung Hallelujah Chorus - which is most of them.......

#13 Therese

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

Little drummer boy.

#14 NunSoFeral

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

QUOTE (Therese @ 20/11/2012, 12:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Little drummer boy.


Yep, me too.
Makes me cry.
Always on at Woolies, so I have sob into the frozen chooks or cunningly disguise my wetness with a rant over the lack of a nice fruit mince.

archy's mehitabel - I like your style.

#15 leisamd

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (archy's mehitabel @ 20/11/2012, 01:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For the last 3 years starting to decorate the Christmas tree has been the signal to play our first Christmas song (not carol) for the season:  'Killing in the Name of' RATM.  The boys then headbang and 'flop' while winding lights around the tree.  Up yours Simon Cowell!  dev (6).gif


This is gold.  My DH is anti-tree (don't ask), but this might tip him over the edge!


To answer the OP, I'm on team 'O Holy Night'

#16 Foogle

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

I love Jewel's Christmas CD 'Joy - A Holiday Collection' and her version of Silent Night and Hark the Herald Angels Sing.

But my all time favourite holiday song, also from that CD is Life Uncommon and while it's not really a Christmas Carol as such, it really fits in with the rest of the CD.

DS and I have been playing it in the car since Nov 1st.   original.gif




#17 Heather11

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE (Therese @ 20/11/2012, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Little drummer boy.



This one.

Growing up I loved the pa rum pum pum pum.

I also enjoy Once in Royal David's City.

#18 QueenIanthe

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

That's hard!

Carol-Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Christmas-Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

#19 her mum

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

Ding Dong Merrily on High xmas_cool.gif

#20 11:11

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:37 PM

Not a Christmas carol, but i do love Fairytale of New York by The Pogues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwHyuraau4Q

and

Last Christmas by Wham ph34r.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI

Edited by 11:11, 20 November 2012 - 01:05 PM.


#21 Magnus

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

I like Boney M's version of Mary's Boy Child. It's not as fun if you don't watch the video clip, though.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7-4GC828rM

I also love Sufjan Stevens' versions of almost any Christmas Carols.

The classic Mary's Boy Child and Once in Royal David's City are also up there.

Maybe I like We Three Kings the most of them all.

#22 EBeditor

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

Little drummer boy too  original.gif

I also love the simplicity of Silent Night, when sung by a choir.

#23 FaithHopeLove

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

All of them!!!!!

ahem. sorry but as I read other peoples picks I got a bit excited.  xmas_cool.gif

non traditional I love Six White Boomers.



crap just remembered it is only November so will need to reign myself in again. too early to start bursting into Christmassy song at the office.

#24 BadCat

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

I have no favourite.

I love:

Bob Seger singing Little Drummer Boy

Stevie Nicks singing Silent Night.

Johnny Mathis singing O Holy Night.



#25 Baroness Bubbles

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

Silver bells, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and jingle bell rock... Can't choose between them lol

Think I'm the only one who does not like little drummer boy though




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