Christmas Songs!!!

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I'm listening to "Last Christmas" right now and it's great. Is it the test of a good Christmas song that you can listen to it in early April, or is it a sign that its seasonal qualities are somehow failures?

What songs do you listen to extra-seasonally? (Not just Christmas songs - do you like listening to 'Summer' songs in Winter, etc.)

Tom, Monday, 8 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

i think france broke yr brane.

jess, Monday, 8 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I didnt say, blimey time for Last Christmas, it came up on the MP3 and I thought wow, whats this gorgeous intro, and then I realised.

Tom, Monday, 8 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

DOMINIC THE DONKEY. CHINGA-DE-CHING, EE AWW, EE AWW.

Poops Mcgee, Monday, 8 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I've been listening to "Personet Hodie" for about a week now, heh.

Dan Perry, Monday, 8 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Tom Ewing::crazy like a fool.

david h, Monday, 8 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Poops is OTM!

J, Monday, 8 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I listen to christmas songs in the summertime, because I don't especially like summertime.

jel --, Monday, 8 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

the Low Christmas album. And that Chrissy compilation on Fortuna Pop with Comet Gain and Saloon on it.

electric sound of jim, Monday, 8 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

The worst Xmas song ever is the one mentioned in Nick Hornby's crappy 'About A Boy', which the annoying lead character lives off, as his dad wrote it. Although it doesn't actually exist, you just know it's shite. When I was a lad we used to sing 'Last Xmas, I gave you my heart, the very next day you gave it way, this year, I'll buy you a beer, a can of Carlsberg Special (special)', which cheers me up all year round.

Snotty Moore, Monday, 8 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Right now I'm listening to the Taiji Boys live album from December93 and they sing a few christmas songs. But I can't understand Korean so I don't hear any of the christmasy lyrics. (oh wait, they are doing winterwonderland in English)

A Nairn, Monday, 8 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I span 'Too Young To Die' by St. Etienne last night, and 'I Was Born On Christmas Day' sounded as gd as ever...

Andrew L, Tuesday, 9 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I prefer my Beach Boys surfin' and sports car songs on warm, sunny days, I must say, but I'll listen to Low's Christmas anytime. I play my 12" of Christmas Wrapping exactly once a year, as close to Xmas eve as feasible, depending on what I'm doing that year.

Jeff W, Tuesday, 9 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Greg Lake!!

mark s, Tuesday, 9 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I'm listening to "Last Christmas" right now and it's great.
Good GAWD! Blergh. I don't know which is worse, George's haircut or the song. *shudder*.

SPECTOR'S XMAS RECORD!

nathalie, Tuesday, 9 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

There's never a bad time to listen to "Things Fall Apart" by Christina.

Also The Pines' "High Street" which ambushed me and sent me into unexpected blubbering at the height of last summer, and still sends me into more predictable sniffles whenever I hear it.

Tim, Tuesday, 9 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I could listen to T. Rex's "Celebrate Summer" any old time. Summer is heaven in 2007!

And I've had a real hankering for Burl Ives "Silver and Gold" the past few days.

Arthur, Tuesday, 9 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I heard this great song last Christmas called 'I want a boy for Christmas'. Suzy Quatro was playing it on her radio 2 show. Anyone know this and who it's by? I would quite happily listen to it again in April.

Ondes Martenot, Tuesday, 9 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Hey, Arthur roolz with that T. Rex choice. I should dig that out. And that prompts me to think of another thread...

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 9 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Has anyone heard the Servotron one called something like 'Mass Destruction of Humans on Chrstmas Day' 'cos it's fucking ace. Heard it on the radio years ago, and found it on Audiogalaxy recently. Top, and indeed top.

I'll second Spector, also quite good is Maria Carrie's Spector pastiche 'All I want for Xmas is You' and I really, really, REALLY like The Cocteau Twins cover of 'Frosty The Snowman'.

Is it nearly christmas time ye

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 9 April 2002 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

10 years pass...

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

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Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was listening to Chet Baker's Christmas album from '86. Honestly, his Silent Night made me weepy. Got me thinking about opening a vessel rather than opening presents, but in the nicest way.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Friday, 21 December 2012 12:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 12 December 2014 19:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

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Mr. Bojangus (Old Lunch), Friday, 12 December 2014 19:25 (1 week ago) Permalink

While I was standing in line for lunch today, the place I was in was playing a Christmas song about Santa that sounded a lot like an Ariel Pink song. It was weird.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 12 December 2014 22:13 (1 week ago) Permalink


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