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What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby Never thirsty! » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:46 pm

All August Burns Red and Family Force five(SGA era) especially Abandon Kansas and House Of Heroes
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Re: What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby AndrewinIce » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:07 am

Josh Grobon, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Clint Black, Jim Brickman Walton's Christmas CD, Alabama Christmas Collection, and Third Day, and Bing Crosby.

Lyrically, my favorites are stuff like 'Believe' by Josh Grobon, 'The Kid' by Clint Black, and "Christmas like a child' by Third day, songs that deal with being an adult but still holding on to the magic of Christmas.
I also really like songs that are about families, like George Straights 'Old Time Christmas'. I also like instrumental, but fast paced and very gentle.

As far as what I like musically, Josh Grobon is my favorite. The way he sings 'O Holy Night' is freaking epic. I don't know what that is called...classical or almost opera?
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Re: What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby Xeno » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:57 am

Never been a fan of Christmas specific music, but around the holidays I like to listen to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and other standards.
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Re: What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby ClosetOtaku » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:09 am

I play albums (most of my music is on CD) --

My favorite Christmas album is the Walt Disney "30 Favorite Songs of Christmas with Chimes and Chorus". Like a Christmas Carol smorgasbord. There is no CD, so it is ripped from a lovingly abused vinyl LP.

George Winston's "December".

Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" soundtrack.

The Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums.

Andrew Davis' "Handel's Messiah", with the Toronto Symphony and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. I've heard a lot of Handel renditions, and IMO this is the absolute best and most approachable version.
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Re: What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby MomentOfInertia » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:08 am

ClosetOtaku wrote:Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" soundtrack.

Yep, that's the main one.
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Re: What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby Okami » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:11 am

You'll find me listening to Vanessa Williams' Star Bright. :D

Of course, not until December.
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Re: What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby anlptgtsg » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:14 am

Christmas in our hearts. That song came first to my mind
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Re: What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby the_wolfs_howl » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:16 pm

*cracks knuckles*

"Breath of Heaven" by Amy Grant
"See Amidst the Winter's Snow" by Bethany Brooks (a friend of mine)
some Slavic Christmas music by Borodin, Glazunov, Liadov, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and Varlamov
"His Favorite Christmas Story" by Capital Lights
Celtic Woman's Christmas album (and two versions of Chloe Agnew singing "Ave Maria")
"Juliet" by Emilie Autumn (because it has Greensleeves in the background)
"Lux Aurumque" by Eric Whitacre
three different recordings of Handel's Messiah
"Father Christmas" from the newer The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe movie
"O Holy Night" by He Is We
Josh Groban's Christmas album
Kildare's Christmas album
two version of "Ave Maria" by Libera
"My December" by Linkin Park (and the Reanimation remix, and Josh Groban's cover of it)
Mannehim Steamroller's Christmas album
a Christmas album from the Nashville Children's Choir
"The Christmas Shoes" by NewSong
"O Holy Night" by Submersed
"Magnificat" by Taize
Theocracy's awesome Christmas tracks
"Best Time of the Year" by The Threats
Vic Mignogna's Christmas album
"The Night Santa Went Crazy" by Weird Al Yankovic

:dizzy: Yeah, I've collected a lot over the years.
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Re: What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby Kaori » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:57 pm

the_wolfs_howl wrote:some Slavic Christmas music by Borodin, Glazunov, Liadov, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and Varlamov

That sounds awesome and is something I would really like to hear. Would you mind listing the titles?

I don’t have a Christmas playlist as such, but Christmas music that I own and might listen to in the coming month includes the following:

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (only their instrumental pieces)
The album Christmas Concertos by I Solisti Italiani (music composed by Torelli, Handel, Vivaldi, Manfredini, Tartini, Locatelli, and Corelli)
a collection of Christmas music performed by the music ensembles of my alma mater
Handel’s Messiah performed by the orchestra and chorus of my alma mater (this is really supposed to be performed for Easter, not Christmas, but I will listen to it around Christmas also)
“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
“O Holy Night”
“Carol of the Bells”
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Re: What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby Banana Lobster » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:29 pm

Charlotte Church: Dream A Dream, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and A Veggie Tales Christmas, along with various other instrumental CDs we have. Yay, Christmas is coming! ^^
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Re: What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby rocklobster » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:30 pm

David Bowie and Bing Crosby singing "Little Drummer Boy"
Sarah McLachlan's entire Winter Song CD
U2's version of "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
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Re: What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby the_wolfs_howl » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:34 pm

Kaori wrote:
the_wolfs_howl wrote:some Slavic Christmas music by Borodin, Glazunov, Liadov, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and Varlamov

That sounds awesome and is something I would really like to hear. Would you mind listing the titles?

Borodin - Choir of the Polovtsian Girls, Glory Chorus from Prince Igor, Polovtsian Dance No. 8 and 11
Glazunov - The Seasons: Winter
Liadov - About Olden Times
Mussorgsky - Slavic Christmas Music
Rimsky-Korsakov - Krakowiak, Tumblers' Dance
Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker
Varlamov - Snow Flurries

And then there's one whose composer I'm not sure of, called "Along the Peterskaya Road."
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Re: What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby drill » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:38 pm

So, I don't really have a Christmas music playlist as a whole bunch of awful secular Christmas music is played at work, and by the time I come home, Christmas music is the last thing I want to think about.

However, this is my favorite Christmas song. And is the only thing on my Christmas playlist right now.
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Re: What's your Christmas music playlist?

Postby Kaori » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:22 pm

the_wolfs_howl wrote:Borodin - Choir of the Polovtsian Girls, Glory Chorus from Prince Igor, Polovtsian Dance No. 8 and 11
Glazunov - The Seasons: Winter
Liadov - About Olden Times
Mussorgsky - Slavic Christmas Music
Rimsky-Korsakov - Krakowiak, Tumblers' Dance
Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker
Varlamov - Snow Flurries

And then there's one whose composer I'm not sure of, called "Along the Peterskaya Road."

Thanks! *listening to them now*

By the way, speaking of Rimsky-Korsakov, did you know that he set the Lord's Prayer to music? It isn't specifically Christmas music, just beautiful.
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