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Saturday, December 9, 2006

Tagged for Christmas

NancyBea tagged me with a new one: Write down your top five holiday songs/carols. Explain why, too. Being a Jewish girl, I don’t have that many faves for this time of year that are Jewish. I do like some Christmas songs, and some off beat seasonal songs:

1) Adam Sandler’s Chanukah song (the first one, not the others). “Get out your yarmulke, it’s time for Chanukah.” And then he proceeds to out famous Jews and non-Jews! “OJ Simpson, not a Jew;” “Some people think, Ebeneezer Scrooge is, well he’s not, but guess who is: all Three Stooges!” Excellent to out people, either way.
2) Little Drummer Boy. It gives me chills, I don’t know why. “Then He smiled at me, parumpapumpum…Me and my drum.” Getting chills right now!!! Baby Jesus’ attention! That would totally rock!
3) Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Not a Christmas or Chanukah song, but oh, so sexy!
4) Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town by Bruce Springsteen, the best holiday song ever! He laughs with Clarence Clemens, it is too cool!!!
5) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, sung by Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLaughlin. It is so hot! Their singing is like caramel.

I tag Pete Lyons, Guy Rude, Kim, MomNOS, and Series of Tubes


In no particular order.

Darlene Love – Christmas Baby (Please Come Home). The whole darn Phil Spector Christmas album is amazing. This song has a great vocal peformance.

Pretenders – 2000 Miles. Chrissie Hynde at her sultriest. I’d have gone 5,000 Miles…wait…wrong song!

John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War is Over if You Want It). I’m still not able to listen to this without tearing up. Hell, even Yoko sounds good on this.

Mel Torme – The Christmas Song. You can argue Nat King Cole’s rendition and not get a fight out of me. But let’s go with the man who wrote it.

Vince Guaraldi – Linus and Lucy. Catch that snowflake on your tounge and dance!

— added by Anonymous on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 8:40 pm

— added by Pete Lyons on Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 10:56 am

I think this link will work better (?)

— added by Susan Senator on Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 11:11 am

How fun! I need to think about this… but I’ll definitely post my picks!

— added by mom-nos on Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 2:42 pm

Great picks! I had forgotten about the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” song, that always makes me smile. Thanks for playing!

— added by Nancy Bea Miller on Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 10:11 pm

Okay Susan, I’ve been a lurker for too long. (creepy, kind of, I admit)I’ve had the urge to post before, but always crunched it. I love to lurk, what can I say?

But, I had to post today, for I LOVE God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, it’s my favorite holiday song of all time…. and… my favorite version is of my favorite band, Barnaked Ladies.

I got a chill reading that this morning, and thank you for reminding me to break out the holiday cds, especially BNL’s!

— added by Tamsen on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 10:51 am

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