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Boards Top Christmas Song- pre 2000's

  • 24-06-2021 9:48pm
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    Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,593 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Okay, lets do this! :D

    The rules:

    1. No covers, originals only
    2. The song is to be released anytime before the year 2000
    3. You may nominate as many songs as you like



    We will leave things at the nomination stage for a while, get plenty of songs in. :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,760 ✭✭✭ Caranica


    When a Child is Born - number 1 when I was born :D

    A Winter's Tale - I've a soft spot for this one

    Last Christmas - I wouldn't have given George's heart away

    The Little Drummer Boy (Bowie and Bing Crosby) - I love this!!

    Driving Home for Christmas - story of my life!!

    That's my first batch, more to follow I'm sure!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Its the most wonderful time of the year - Andy Williams


    Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas - Bing Crosby ( I know technically Perry Como released his version first but this is the best selling version so thought it was the best option to choose)


    Fairytale of New York - The Pogues & Kirsty McColl


    Do they know its Christmas - Band Aid (1984)


    Step Into Christmas - Elton John


    I believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake


    The power of love - Frankie goes to hollywood


    Last Christmas - Wham
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 15,507 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    Walking in the Air (from the Snowman)

    * Interestingly, the rules exclude Only You by the Flying Pickets !


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,507 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

    * I guess I have to nominate the original as the rules mean I can't nominate Kim Wilde and I'm quite upset about that


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,993 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    A Spaceman Came Travelling - Chris de Burgh

    Stop the Cavalery - Jona Lewie

    And my all time favourite - Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy - David Bowie & Bing Crosbie


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Straight in with the heavy weights DvB!

    Anyone of those could win it no problem!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭ DvB


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

    * I guess I have to nominate the original as the rules mean I can't nominate Kim Wilde and I'm quite upset about that

    With you there, much prefer the Kim Wilde version.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,593 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Feck it, let's make an exception for Mel and Kim. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭ DvB


    A few more...

    Little drummer boy/peace on earth - David Bowie & Bing Crosby


    Merry Christmas everybody - Slade


    Driving home for christmas - Chris Rea


    White Christmas - Bing Crosby


    Have yourself a merry little christmas - Judy Garland
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭ DvB


    TRS30 wrote: »
    Straight in with the heavy weights DvB!

    Anyone of those could win it no problem!

    Go big or go home as they say :D
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,770 ✭✭✭ bmorrissey


    Alone for Christmas - Darlene Love.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,507 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    I'll Be Home for Christmas - Bing Crosby

    A rather poignant song given that it was written in 1943 to honor soldiers overseas who longed to be home at Christmas time.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,507 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    Posy wrote: »
    Feck it, let's make an exception for Mel and Kim. :D

    We could nearly have a side contest for best cover version of a christmas classic!
    For the 1940s & 1950s standards whose originals have dated a bit in terms of the music.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    bmorrissey wrote: »
    Alone for Christmas - Darlene Love.

    Always remind me of Home Alone 2 and The Twin Towers!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Cant not have this in any pre 2000 christmas song discussion



    or this...

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭ washiskin


    The original from 1950


    From 1964


    From 1958



  • Registered Users Posts: 268 ✭✭ SheepsClothing


    Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby please come home)


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,507 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06




  • Registered Users Posts: 40 A cup of te


    Ultimate favourite pre 2000 Christmas song would have to be Darlene Love's Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home).
    Nominations also for Jona Lewie's Stop the Cavalry, Last Christmas by Wham, Mary's Boy Child by Boney M, Lonely this Christmas by Mud, Band Aid Do they know it's Christmas?, War is Over by John Lennon, Step into Christmas by Elton John. Love a bit of Macca Wonderful Christmas time also. Peter Auty original Walking in the Air from The Snowman.
    And if it counts as a Christmas songs then also Stay Another Day by East 17.


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 A cup of te


    How could I forget The Ronettes Sleigh Ride. Everything basically! We should meet up at Xmas and sing these. A tuneless choir anyone? :-P


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,593 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    I assume you mean amazing choir. :rolleyes: :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 A cup of te


    I'm definitely tuneless, Posy, but it doesn't stop me :-P I always wanted to be in a choir especially singing Christmas songs! Is it my imagination or did a bunch of you elves meet up before one year? (albeit not to sing) I'm thinking flash mob of boards.ie elves in a big park or a wide open space or something so we wouldn't be spreading aerosols and belt out a few carols! Edit: sorry for derailing thread. I'll stop now :-P


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,593 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Sadly we have never had a forum meet-up!

    I would also love to join a choir- I'm waiting until I retire and have more time to dedicate to it. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,760 ✭✭✭ Caranica


    Posy wrote: »
    Sadly we have never had a forum meet-up!

    Here's hoping we can change that one of these years!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Caranica wrote: »
    Here's hoping we can change that one of these years!

    Agree. Would be nice to meet some of the people we've been chatting to all these years.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 40 A cup of te


    Well, I would definitely be up for meeting if it's a possibility come Christmas time! I don't have too many people in my physical world who share my love of all things Christmas :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Definitely like to meet you nice folk in the flesh. Christmas jumpers on, a nice pub with a roaring fire, Christmas songs on in the background, a few mulled wines :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Anyway, can we get this thread back on track for pre 2000 christmas song nominations... its been derailed a tad;)



    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭ DvB


    And if it counts as a Christmas songs then also Stay Another Day by East 17.

    Most def counts... its not in the least anything to do with christmas but we've discussed it here previously & its generally accepted now as a christmas tune.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭ DvB


    How could I forget this one....

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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