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Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:27 PM

Best popular music Chrismas song

is Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)". It's not Christmas for me until I hear this song.

Here is her final performance on David Letterman 2 years ago, and I think the best sounding version, even better than the original recording. Turn up your speaker's sound:

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Reply Best popular music Chrismas song (Original post)
FuzzyRabbit Dec 2016 OP
guillaumeb Dec 2016 #1
FuzzyRabbit Dec 2016 #3
guillaumeb Dec 2016 #5
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2016 #15
DURHAM D Dec 2016 #2
lastlib Dec 2016 #38
Chipper Chat Dec 2016 #4
guillaumeb Dec 2016 #6
Chipper Chat Dec 2016 #7
guillaumeb Dec 2016 #9
HipChick Dec 2016 #8
Archae Dec 2016 #10
oberliner Dec 2016 #12
New Orleans Strong Dec 2016 #13
oberliner Dec 2016 #11
duffyduff Dec 2016 #23
oberliner Dec 2016 #24
duffyduff Dec 2016 #28
oberliner Dec 2016 #29
duffyduff Dec 2016 #34
oberliner Dec 2016 #35
stopbush Dec 2016 #14
duffyduff Dec 2016 #22
oberliner Dec 2016 #30
montana_hazeleyes Dec 2016 #32
FuzzyRabbit Dec 2016 #39
montana_hazeleyes Dec 2016 #40
lastlib Dec 2016 #37
kentuck Dec 2016 #16
Blecht Dec 2016 #17
djg21 Dec 2016 #18
kwassa Dec 2016 #19
AngryAmish Dec 2016 #21
lithiumbomb Dec 2016 #20
NightWatcher Dec 2016 #25
Drunken Irishman Dec 2016 #26
Elwood P Dowd Dec 2016 #27
Charles Bukowski Dec 2016 #31
Danascot Dec 2016 #33
ManiacJoe Dec 2016 #41
rdking647 Dec 2016 #36

Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:30 PM

1. Even better than this?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:37 PM

3. Very nice!

But I still prefer Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).

There are lots of great Christmas songs. Another I really like is this, by Patti Smith, singing at the Vatican's Christmas concert a couple years ago:

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:48 PM

5. I like this song also.

But I prefer it in the original language, which is also my original language.

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 11:53 PM

15. gorgeous....thanks FR

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:36 PM

2. For 29 years Darlene singing this on Letterman is how

I knew for sure it was time for Santa to come.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:40 PM

38. I still like this one:!

Snoopy Rocks!



Peace On Earth, Good Will Toward Men.

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:47 PM

4. I still like "Santa Is a Fat Bitch" by Insane Clown Posse.

Don't laugh.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:48 PM

6. That should be illegal. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:50 PM

7. Somehow it seems to have relevance this year

Shhhhhhhhhhh

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:51 PM

9. True.

But Trumpie Claws will soon be here.

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:50 PM

8. Boney M


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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:54 PM

10. The ones above are nice, but this one takes it all.

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Response to Archae (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 11:03 PM

12. Paul begs to differ

 

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Response to Archae (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 11:26 PM

13. Played that song 5 times today. n/t

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 11:03 PM

11. Written by a young Jewish woman

 

I think when she was still in college.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:00 AM

23. Actually, songwriting great Ellie Greenwich co-wrote it

 

with Jeff Barry (to whom she was once married) and now convicted killer Phil Spector. Greenwich collaborated with Barry writing many songs, often produced by Spector.

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Response to duffyduff (Reply #23)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:08 AM

24. Jeff Barry was also Jewish

 

In keeping with a long tradition of Jewish people writing popular American Christmas songs.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:43 AM

28. So also was Spector Jewish. nt

 

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Response to duffyduff (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:45 AM

29. I don't think he actually wrote the song

 

Even though he is given a credit.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #29)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 11:45 AM

34. It is possible though he was a songwriter as well as a producer

 

He started out in the business when he was in his teens with the group the Teddy Bears. He wrote the hit "To Know Him Is to Love Him," a phrase that happens to be on his father's gravestone. It was a huge hit and launched Spector's career and brought him fame until mental illness brought him infamy and prison time.

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Response to duffyduff (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 11:52 AM

35. That's true

 

Maybe he did have a role - but from what I have read, he didn't. I am trying to find an old interview with Ellie Greenwich that I remember reading where I think she talked about some of these songs.

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 11:27 PM

14. White Christmas. It's really no contest. Biggest selling song of all time.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:53 AM

22. Yep. And the version by Bing Crosby is best.

 

Really anything that is not a traditional Christmas song apart from Elvis Presley did isn't worth listening to.

These songs have to be easy listening by definition.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:47 AM

30. Also written by a Jewish person

 

The great Irving Berlin.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 06:01 AM

32. A really great version is,

The Drifters version. It's from the middle 1950s.

Check it out on YouTube. I know a lot of people who love it.

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Response to montana_hazeleyes (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:13 PM

39. Here it is. Another of my favorites.

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Reply #39)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 09:43 PM

40. Thanks for the video FuzzyRabbit.

I just love it!

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Response to stopbush (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:37 PM

37. (now #2, actually--dethroned by Elton John's Di tribute....

"Goodbye English Rose".)

"Hey Jude" is #3.

"White Christmas is STILL a great song!! .

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 11:54 PM

16. This was the first one of my memory...

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:15 AM

17. UK Subs Hey Santa

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:27 AM

18. Christmas Must Be Tonight.

 

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:27 AM

19. The Pogues. "Fairytales of New York".

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Response to kwassa (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:50 AM

21. It is Fairytale of New York, then everything else.

 

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:31 AM

20. I'd like to add 'Post Apocalypse Christmas' by Gruff Rhys (2011) to the popular culture

This may be relevant by next Christmas:

Post Apocalypse Christmas - Gruff Rhys

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:11 AM

25. I miss Letterman's Christmas show. Jay thomas' Lone Ranger story and football toss at the

meatball topped tree

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:15 AM

26. This Christmas by Donny Hathaway...

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:31 AM

27. Chris Rea: Driving Home For Christmas

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 04:01 AM

31. I agree with OP. Great song.

 

I love "Silent Night" as well. It's a genuinely beautiful song.

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 10:39 AM

33. One of my favorites

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Response to Danascot (Reply #33)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 10:08 PM

41. One of the better versions!

My favorite Xmas song.

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:28 PM

36. bowie and bing

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