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Favourite Christmas music

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Blueisthemagicnumber Mon 17-Oct-16 12:00:40

I have been searching for years for the name of my favourite Christmas classical piece of music and found it this morning. It's Troika. Have bought the ringtone for December, just makes me feel Christmassy all over.

My other favourite is Carol of the Bells from Home Alone.

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Mon 17-Oct-16 12:02:15

I have the urge to fill a pillowcase with bars of soap and beat the crap out of you right now

RiverTam Mon 17-Oct-16 12:12:47

Coventry Carol

Stay by East 17

Palomb Mon 17-Oct-16 12:15:11

Troika for me too ❤️🎄

dragon this is the CHRISTMAS TOPIC 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

Blueisthemagicnumber Mon 17-Oct-16 12:15:26

It is the Christmas thread[hmmm] I am not playing it now, and if I left it to December I would have forgotten in my sieve called a brain.
The reason I found it was that I got an email for various Christmas shows, and the playlist on the one for the Albert Hall had it on.

Blueisthemagicnumber Mon 17-Oct-16 12:16:18

My hmm didn't work. Thank you Palomb

smEGGontoast Mon 17-Oct-16 12:17:09

Love this piece of music op. And Carol of the bells. They are my 2 all time faves.

HairsprayBabe Mon 17-Oct-16 12:26:59

Maddy Prior, A Tapestry of Carols (1987)

Traditional and medieval carols and Christmas songs, there is no better album for trimming the tree and wassailing!

TippiNoodlegruder Mon 17-Oct-16 12:35:16

Good thread for inspiration! We listen to the same things every Christmas, and whilst I love them and won't stop, it would be nice to add some other into the mix.

In addition to the Christmas pop 'classics' (Slade, Wizzard, Elton John, Shakey etc) we have the Phil Spector album which I adore, reminds me of childhood Christmases. We also have a Carols from Kings album with all the hymns on which is beautiful when decorating the tree.

TheHighPriestessOfTinsel Mon 17-Oct-16 12:42:01

oh, I LOVE Christmas music so much
I think I have all the stuff listed
But my favourites are Frank Sinatra's Christmas album, especially the Christmas Waltz, and Hely-Hutchinson's Carol Symphony (part of which was used for the theme music to The Box of Delights, if you're old enough to remember that grin)

basketofironing Mon 17-Oct-16 12:44:37

March from The Nutcracker. And Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses.

I have a general rule of no Christmas songs before Halloween (or I'd listen to them all year long) but this thread is tempting me!

stillrocking Mon 17-Oct-16 12:49:07

Just to lower the tone, this was favourite in our house last year!!


stillrocking Mon 17-Oct-16 12:50:24

Eh no. Let's try that again. This was favourite in our house. Not the advert on YouTube before it!!


AnthonyPandy Mon 17-Oct-16 12:57:15

Can someone lonk to troika please? In return I promise to get my CDs out when I'm on the laptop, ta.

smEGGontoast Mon 17-Oct-16 15:43:30


70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 17-Oct-16 21:22:01

Tsk Tsk

Good job I joined this thread to Put You All Right.

There is only ONE Christmas song.

Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

Not under any circumstances the pile of shit effort that Ronan Keating dribbled out you scumbag you maggot you're cheap and you're haggard............... catch yerself on Ronan, that just won't do.

So. Fairytale . On a loop. fgrin

MoonfaceAndSilky Tue 18-Oct-16 13:39:07

Oh my, stillrocking, that's two minutes of my life I'll never get back grin

BaggyCheeks Tue 18-Oct-16 14:32:52

I think that's almost as good as Dominick the Donkey stillrocking


I totally agree re: the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.

I love Christmas music. If it wasn't for the fact we're marrying in July, I'd want a Christmas themed wedding reception grin

O Holy Night makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. As does Boots by the Killers, which is my favourite modern song www.youtube.com/watch?v=UymN_kjYeFk

stillrocking Wed 19-Oct-16 14:20:06

You're welcome moonface!!

And yes , Dominic the donkey is another favourite, and fairytale of New York for the grown ups!!

MrsDilligaf Wed 19-Oct-16 15:53:25


Oooh grumpy!! fangry

Christmas baking to Mr Bublé, and probably the wrapping too.

Tree goes up to Jim Reeves. It's the law in house.

I do love a traditional carol though.

mamabluestar Wed 19-Oct-16 16:40:43

Carol of the Bells!!! I love that but never knew what it was called. I'm off to download it now, otherwise I may forget too ;)

RueDeDay Wed 19-Oct-16 22:07:56

Snoopy's Christmas, by the Kingsmen. Can't understand why it isn't as popular over here as it is down under.

BikeRunSki Wed 19-Oct-16 22:11:08

I have a cd of s local brass band playing carols. It's perfect. Some Radio 4 ish - Alan Bennet maybe ? - once said that, if you are from the North of England, then brass band music was like stroking your soul. 😄

Ankleswingers Wed 19-Oct-16 22:11:49

Yes yes yes to Fairytale of New York.

Best Christmas Song ever

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Wed 19-Oct-16 22:12:24

I cam on to say absolutely anything but Fairytale of New York 70. I detest that song more than I can say.

As for favourites, Little Drummer Boy by Bing Crosby and David Bowie, Mary's Boy Child by Boney M, and In Dulce Jubilo by Mike Oldfield. Oh and Ring out Solstice Bells by Jethro Tull. Can you tell I'm a child of the 70s?

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