(Closed) Where do these holiday songs come from?

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

LMBO!! hilarious… my favorite is santa baby… love eartha and marilyn.. and well if you look at my avatar i don’t think you’d expect anything different… close seconds are white christmas and silver bells…

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I generally hate Christmas music and this post made me SERIOUSLY LOL.

The only Christmas songs I like are: All I Want for Christmas is You (Mariah Carey) and My Only Wish This Year (Britney Spears) hehe ;o)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m also a fan of “O Holy Night” but other favorites include “Carol of the Bells”, “Round and round the Christmas Tree” by Bing Crosby, and “Santa Claus is coming to town” by the Jackson 5. Oh…also “All I want for Christmas is You”. Good one! (And yyyyyyyyeah, he sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows where you’re awake? Good gravy, he works for the CIA!!!)

Yeah, some of these have odd and/or morbid origins. “Have yourself a merry little Christmas” came from the movie Meet me in St. Louis with Judy Garland. The original lyrics started out “Have yourself a merry little Christmas…it could be your last” (!!!) but Judy Garland said Um no change it. Good thing for the lyricist too, since it became a huge hit about 10 years later.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

HAHAHAHA thank you Jennifer – every time I hear that part of Silent Night for the rest of my life – I’m going to laugh my arse off!!!!!!

Oh man, there’s one song that always comes on the radio, I have no clue what it is, but the music at the beginning sounds like something you’d hear on a drug induced night in a 70s disco. Don’t ask me what that means, but that’s what it makes me think of!!! LOL I change the station as soon as I hear it, every time, without fail.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The ‘Christmas Shoes’ song is really cute, sad though.  I also really like Silver Bells!  It just sounds pretty, and umm that other one with the bells that doesn’t have words…  Ugh stupid dead brain!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@honeybun: Is it the one that goes “Siiiimple haaaaving, a wonderful Christmas time!”? Because I can’t stand that one either.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I usually hate all things cheezy & hokey but once Thanksgiving’s over I turn into a freakkin’ Christmas-maniac! I even have Christmas pattern plates & dish/bath towels – I’m obsessed, it’s a sickness…it’s ok. 😉

I think my all time favorite is Johnny Mathis’s “Silver Bells”.
I hate Domenick the Donkey because it sticks in my head for days.
Not sure if anyone knows The Pogues “Fairytale Of New York”, not at all your classic Christmas song but it’s fun to sing in the bar when everyone’s all toasty.

I’m also a complete sucker for all things Rankin-Bass and yes, my DVR is set to record just about all of them. My favorite is the cartoon Twas The Night Before Christmas. In case you don’t remember it, here’s a link.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@ MissHelen HAHA! FI hates that song more than anything else at Christmas. Whenever it’s on the radio I jokingly turn it up. I can’t believe that’s Paul McCartney!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

OMG misshelen: that might just be it! Whether that’s the right one or not, I know I hate that one too! haha I’ll have to listen once I get out to my car later – I’m sure it will be on, because it’s always on when I have the radio on!!! grrrr LOL

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That’s Paul McCartney??????

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

AGHHHHHHHH yes, that’s the music – that’s def. the song!!! It makes me twitch!!!! LOL And it’s Paul McCartney hahahaha

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@Dancy905-The Pogues are awesome and “Fairytale of New York” is like my anti-Christmas carol! 

I tend to be a bit of a traditionalist about carols, even though I am not particularly religious.  I just think they are better songs!  Must come from years in choirs growing up.

@jennifer_espos – The story behind “Silent Night” is that on Christmas Eve in 1818 at a church in Austria the Pastor brought a poem he wrote to his friend and asked him to put it to music.  It was sung that night in the church accompanied by a guitar only.  I find it to be one of the most beautiful songs because it is so simple.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

LOL!  My husband is convinced that 90% of Christmas songs are either a) really depressing or b) about rape.  He came up with this theory the other day when we were singing along to the radio and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” came on.  Honestly, those lyrics really do sound like a rape in progress:

– “Hey what’s in this drink?”

– “I said no, no, no.”, etc…

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