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Boards.ie Favourite Christmas Song Nominations Thread

  • 19-11-2018 8:55am
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    Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,336 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Similar to the TV Special Thread, 3 nominations, pick wisely as only the top noms will make the poll for next week.

    So what's your favourite?

    Is it a bit of Mariah, WHAM, Shakin' Stevens, Wizzard, The Pogues?

    Vote and let us know.

    :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    Santa Baby- Ertha Kitt.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,336 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    1. Shaking Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
    2. Wham - Last Christmas

    and finally the greatest Christmas song ever written and completely under-rated;

    3. Geraldine McQueen - Once Upon A Christmas Song.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,992 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    Bing Crosby & David Bowie: Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth

    Hands down, best Christmas song ever!


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,333 ✭✭✭✭ seamus


    Can't beat Fairytale.

    I always do my best to avoid hearing it until at least into December. That opening piano riff just launches me into Xmas.

    Probably because it was released around the same time that I was just old enough to really, really appreciate Xmas as a child. So it brings me right back to it.

    White Christmas is also a great classic

    Rockin' around the Xmas tree also has the nostalgic pang for me, the Mel Smith cover anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,491 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Having a mare here, I hate apple, I have tried to download now that's what I call Christmas and Xmas (2013, bought in 2013) and songs are missing as their license agreement with apple has ended. May they burn in hell.

    Anyway mines the Waitresses


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,967 ✭✭✭ BuileBeag


    Same as CheerLouth... Bing Crosby and David Bowie Little Drummer Boy. Oh I love it so much. I've been waiting to nominate it. It would also be my pick for the first song played on Christmas fm.

    Still haven't decided on my other two noms yet. Hmm...


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,699 ✭✭✭ DvB


    So so many to choose from....

    2 definites are
    Fairytale of NY, The Pogues
    &
    Do they know its Christmas, Band Aid (The original, none of the newer versions!!)

    After that I'd have 'On the 24th' by The Twang but no one else here will know it so no chance of going into the poll, so will instead go for 'Its the most wonderful time of the year' by Andy Wiliams as my third nomination.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭ Sundew


    Have to go with “Fairytale of NewYork” having been an emigrant for a while and having lots of relatives who emigrated...this song gets me everytime!

    “Driving home for Christmas” has been my favorite since I was an 18 year old. Fond memories of listening to this coming on the radio whilst driving through The Welsh mountains en route to Holyhead from London, heading home for Christmas.

    and for a bit of craic you can’t beat old Shakey

    “ Merry Christmas Everyone” - Shakin Stevens


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ otnomart


    - Dean Martin - Let it Snow!
    - Westlife - Home


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    seamus wrote: »
    Rockin' around the Xmas tree also has the nostalgic pang for me, the Mel Smith cover anyway.
    All the more poignant since Mel's untimely death. :(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,019 ✭✭✭ jellybear


    1. Shakin Stevens- Merry Christmas Everyone
    2. WHAM- Last Christmas
    3. Mariah Carey- All I want for Christmas is You


    I also love Mud- Lonely this Christmas but not as much as the others!:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,421 ✭✭✭ splinter65


    My tastes have changed over the years but right now my faves in order of preference would be

    1. Gaudete by Steeleye Span
    2. Merry Cmas (War is Over) John and Yoko
    3 Another Auld Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg God bless his gentle soul.

    Hate hate hate Fairytale, commercial rubbish.


  • Registered Users Posts: 90 ✭✭ Leax


    1. White Wine in the Sun - Tim Minchin
    2. Must be Santa- Bob Dylan
    3. A Winter's tale- Queen
    4. Little Drummer Boy - Bowie/Crosby


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,421 ✭✭✭ splinter65


    Leax wrote: »
    1. White Wine in the Sun - Tim Minchin
    2. Must be Santa- Bob Dylan
    3. A Winter's tale- Queen
    4. Little Drummer Boy - Bowie/Crosby

    Love Must be Santa. Great fun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 332 ✭✭ TK Lemon


    1) Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
    2) Last Christmas - Wham
    3) Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea


  • Registered Users Posts: 852 ✭✭✭ gidget


    Sleigh Ride
    Rockin around the Christmas Tree
    Jingle Bell Rock


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,102 ✭✭✭✭ anewme


    2000 miles by the Pretenders....such a beautiful song and vocals


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,967 ✭✭✭ BuileBeag


    Ok Ive been mulling it over all day and I'm sorry but I have to give my second nomination to Mariah Carey, all I want for Christmas.. I just kinda love it!

    I still can't decide who to give my third nom too. This is very serious business. I can't rush a decision like this!!! :D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,240 ✭✭✭✭ Autosport


    Please come home for Christmas: Bon Jovi
    Have yourself a Merry little Christmas: Michael Buble
    One more sleep: Leona Lewis

    I’m all excited even thinking of Christmas songs :D I may have started listening to some already :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 757 ✭✭✭ howareyakid


    1. Fairytale of New York - The Pogues feat. Kirsty McColl
    2. Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCarteny
    3. Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie

    Very hard to narrow it down to three!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,778 ✭✭✭✭ MEGA BRO WOLF 5000


    I love fairytale. It’s always going to be the ultimate Christmas song.

    2. The darkness - Christmas time.

    3. The wombats - is this Christmas.

    Probably a lot to do with my taste in rock music.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭ Sundew


    3. Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie

    Very hard to narrow it down to three!

    Oh I absoutely love this!


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,016 ✭✭✭✭ Mam of 4


    Have picked two , can't decide on a third yet :o

    One religious , as I just think it's a beautiful Christmas hymn , and one not .

    Oh Holy Night - John Berry .

    Driving Home For Christmas -Chris Rea .


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Jona Lewie- Stop the Cavalry is my all time favourite. :D

    I also have a soft spot for Sir Cliff's Saviour's Day.

    Fairytale of New York gets my third vote- like the Coca Cola ad, when I first hear it, it's really Christmas.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,615 ✭✭✭✭ Deja Boo


    Adore every version of Christmastime is Here...


    ...and Baby, It's Cold Outside


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,992 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    3. Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie

    Very hard to narrow it down to three!

    I LOVE Stop the Cavalry - I'm making it my second nomination :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 603 ✭✭✭ OUTDOORLASS


    1) Mary did you know. Aled Jones, Pentatonix also do a good version of it
    1) Last Christmas - Wham
    3) White Christmas - Bing

    Fierce mix there I know....


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,967 ✭✭✭ BuileBeag


    Ok I just don't have a third favourite. I like most Christmas songs. So I'm going to nominate 'A Spaceman came Travelling.'

    I had never heard that song until I was about 13 and a friend of mine stood up and sang it for the class. I was blown away by how beautiful her voice was. I never knew she could sing. I loved the tune of the song too and the la la la bit.

    So nice memory, nice song.. there's my third nom.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    This was really really tough. My first two were easy but a lot of thinking was required to narrow down the other million songs to just one.

    This Christmas by Funzo - not sure why I like this one so much!

    All I Want For Christmas Is You - guaranteed to put a smile on my face and make me feel instantly Christmassy.

    Driving Home For Christmas - there are few things like the feeling of hearing this on the way to visit my family, or even on the way home from work on the last day of Christmas.

    Interesting that the Bowie/Bing version of Little Drummer Boy is so popular. I found out the other day that Bowie didn't like Little Drummer Boy so they had to write his part especially for him because he refused to sing the song.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,036 ✭✭✭ SusieBlue


    1. All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey - my favourite!
    2. Christmas by Olivia Holt - so catchy
    3. Fairytale of New York

    Honourable mention goes to "My Only Wish This Year" by Britney Spears. Pure cheese, I love it!


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