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Walt's Best Holiday Songs

It's not Christmas unless i hear these songs at least 50 times.  All of these holiday tunes remind me of growing up with a white New England Christmas and hearing these songs, at both my parents house and in my Grandparents basement,where there was a table set up for 25 of us to eat an Italian Christmas eve dinner.  None of these songs, or any other Christmas songs, should be played until the day after Thanksgiving. Please.

"Handel's Messiah"  (1741) George F. Handel.
This opera and chorus is one of the most powerful ever written. If you're not a Christmas church goer before you hear this, you will be after !
 
"Merry Christmas Darling" (1970)
The Carpenters. Okay, so i like the Carpenters. Wanna fight?
 
"Do You Hear What I Hear?" (1963) 
Bing Crosby. Amazing. Pick any song by Bing around Christmas. He's the man.
 
"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (1962)
Andy Williams. Loves me some of this sweater-wearing cool guy. If his "Moon River" can be played at Christmas, then spin that too.
 
"I've got some presents for Santa" (1994)
Sarah Taylor. This just joined my list. This song is so hot and sultry it will make you do things to your Mrs Claus that she might actually like! I need a cold shower. Cleverly well written and sung. I don't know how i hadn't heard this before.
 
There are SO MANY OTHERS! What are your favorites?   - Walt


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12/19/2012 11:21AM
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12/19/2012 7:33PM
Five Favorite Christmas songs
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love. Phil Spector, Jack Nitzsche & the amazing Darlene Love at their best. The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole. Great song by Mel Tormé with the warm voice of Nat. In a Manger by Baillie & the Boys. Amazing harmony and message. Track it down. Merry Christmas Baby by Charles Brown. My favorite Christmas blues. Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12-24 by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The Carol of the Bells has never been presented so powerfully.
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