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Best and Worst Xmas Songs

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Prompted by discussion in the General Chat topic....

Which xmas songs or tunes are your favourite and which do you despise?

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I used to love Fairytale of New York, but it is so overplayed now.

I still enjoy Stop The Cavalry though.

This is probably every bit as played as The Pogues, but Christmas isnt Christmas without Wizzard.

Id throw in Slade & Fountains of Wayne too, but the stupid forum wont let me.

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heard Slade Merry Christmas a few times on the radio of late

I'm no musician but it has what I think is possibly one of the best bass tracks , it just sort of trips along

(probably some musicians will now tell me a 2 year old could play it !!)

Greatest Xmas song for my money would be Band Aid and Do they Know it's Christmas .... the sentiment was right in helping others , even if the execution itself was flawed

Worse one has to be that Mariah Carey one , All I want for Christmas

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Could happily live without -

Chris DeBurgh, Wings, Pogues and Wham.

Manilow and Cliff, serial offenders.

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Festive 'Spot The Difference' with Mariah Carey.

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I don't have too much problem with the overplayed songs thing, as I don't listen to pop radio, and I avoid shopping malls, etc.

I have a collection of Xmas CDs, but I ration them carefully.

Whole albums:

Phil Spector

Jethro Tull

The Roches

A classical one by the Taverner Consort

A cheap carols compilation

Plus odd tracks:

Slade

Wizzard

John & Yoko

Pogues

Greg Lake

Springsteen

Aled Jones

Elton John

Waitresses

Mike Oldfield

etc.

Hate list includes Wham, Mud, McCartney, Shakin' Stevens, Cliff, Brenda Lee, Bing, Boney M, Mel & Kim, etc.

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Abba's Super Trooper and Chris Rea's driving home for Xmas are 2 of my favourites.

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Have gone retro this year with my Christmas Tunes (although still harbor a fondness for Jona Lewie's Stop The Calvary)

Billy May - Christmas Mambo

Ray Anthony - Christmas Trumpets

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Oasis - Merry Xmas Everybody.. just nice and chilled out cover version of the also brilliant Slade original.

That's like the only xmas songs I enjoy.

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Everything played in shops at christmas, without exception, is utter shite. As if being in a shop at this time of year isn't already unbearable.

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They're nearly all cack, except this one.

http://youtu.be/84cMf7RlRdM

One of my favourite bands have just covered that for a charity Xmas album.

That's not me suggesting you listen to it by the way Rob, lest ye put your fist through the monitor or something. ;)

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Actually, VT can help settle an argument I'm having with the missus at the moment;

FGTH's 'The Power Of Love' is a Christmas song, is it not? :suspect:

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