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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #60 on: December 20, 2007, 01:55:12 PM »
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26. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Frank Loesser - 69 points

I still have to say that one of my favorite versions of this song was performed by Sigourney Weaver and Buster Poindexter on Saturday Night Live... ah, good times!

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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2007, 01:57:10 PM »


26. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Frank Loesser - 69 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Tank)

It's a great song, but it's really more of a winter song to me.


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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2007, 03:11:41 PM »
28. The Chipmunk Song (Chrismas Don't Be Late) - David Seville - 63 points
(6 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Steve-O)

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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #63 on: December 20, 2007, 07:29:54 PM »
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25. Frosty the Snowman - Gene Autry - 69 points
(6 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #7 Johnny Unusual)

Frosty the Snowman is a popular Christmas song written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson and recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950. Like Jingle Bells and several other songs about winter, Frosty the Snowman is considered to be a Christmas song despite not mentioning Christmas at all.

It was written after Gene Autry recorded "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and the single sold 2 million copies. Rollins and Nelson shipped the new song to Autry, who recorded "Frosty" in search of another seasonal hit. Like "Rudolph", "Frosty" was subsequently adapted to other media including a popular television special. The song was originally titled "Frosty The Snow Man"

The song is about a snowman who came to life thanks to a magical hat some children found; he then had playful adventures before he "hurried on his way". It has been covered by many artists over the years, including The Ronettes, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Larry Groce, Ray Conniff, the Cocteau Twins, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Beach Boys, and countless other musical acts (including a 2005 recording of the song by famous Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds).
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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #64 on: December 20, 2007, 07:32:40 PM »
25. Frosty the Snowmna - Gene Autry - 69 points
(6 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #7 Johnny Unusual)

The song was originally titled "Frosty The Snow Man"

Before they retitled it "Frosty the Snowmna"? :^)


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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #65 on: December 20, 2007, 07:37:11 PM »
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24. We Three Kings of Orient Are - traditional - 70 points
(4 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #3 TripeHoundRedux)

"We Three Kings of Orient Are" also known as "The Queset of the Magi" is a Christmas carol (technically an Epiphany carol) written in 1857 by Reverend John Henry Hopkins, Jr., who wrote both the words and the music as part of a Christmas pageant for the General Theological Seminary in New York City. It first appeared in his Carols, Hymns and Song in 1863.

Hopkins was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1820, and died in Hudson, New York in 1891. He was a clergyman, author, book illustrator, stained glass window designer, and editor of the Church Journal out of New York. He was the son of John Henry Hopkins, the first bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont and the eighth Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.

The three kings are magi, probably Zoroastrians from the area of Persia, who, according to the bible, visited Jesus Christ, as a small child (not at the manger as often portrayed in nativity scenes). Although they were later assigned the names of Balthazar, Gaspar and Melchior, nowhere in the Bible does it say that there were only three magi.


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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #66 on: December 20, 2007, 07:46:47 PM »
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23. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee - 71 points
(5 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck)


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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #67 on: December 20, 2007, 07:50:26 PM »
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23. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee - 71 points
(5 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck)

I hate this song with every fiber of my being.  If I could destroy every single department store PA system that plays a single note of this song without being charged with vandalism, I would not hesitate to do so.  The same applies to every record, tape, eight-track, CD, or portable audio device capable of playing this song.

......And yet I find this hand-fart rendition of that insidious tune to be strangely compelling.  Is there something wrong with me?

........Don't answer that question.
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Correction: the coat hanger should be upside down.


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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #68 on: December 20, 2007, 07:51:46 PM »
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22. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Bing Crosby - 72 points
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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #69 on: December 20, 2007, 07:56:36 PM »
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21. Good King Wenceslas - traditional - 72 points
(5 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #2 sarcasm made easy)


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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #70 on: December 20, 2007, 08:22:36 PM »
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24. We Three Kings of Orient Are - traditional - 70 points
(4 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #3 TripeHoundRedux)



This is offensive to both Christians and camels.  Seriously, this would be beautiful and sweet if the camels just SHUT THE &*%^ UP!

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23. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee - 71 points
(5 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck)


Wow, he... he looks really depressed while he's making hand farts.


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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #71 on: December 21, 2007, 02:18:15 PM »
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20. The First Noel/Nowell - traditional - 78 points
(5 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #5 votes, TripeHoundRedux, Tyrant)


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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #72 on: December 21, 2007, 02:27:42 PM »
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19. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Eddie Pola - 82 points
(6 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Thom_Serveaux)

Much to my surprise, this song has no wiki entry. So, um, just listen, I guess.


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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #73 on: December 21, 2007, 02:27:55 PM »
... as opposed to "The First Newell", which was an ode to the founder of Valve.

Yeah, I'll go sit in the corner now...


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Re: The Top 50 Holiday Songs Countdown
« Reply #74 on: December 21, 2007, 02:36:25 PM »
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18. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - George Hall - 83 points
(6 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Tank)

"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (sometimes with Coming changed to Comin') is a Christmas song written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, and was first sung on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934. It became an instant hit with orders for 100,000 copies of sheet music the next day and over 400,000 copies sold by Christmas.

The earliest known version of the song was recorded by George Hall and the Hotel Taft Orchestra (featuring Sonny Schuyler on vocals) in 1934. It was mostly an instrumental except for a 35-second vocal by Schuyler. The song was also recorded on September 26, 1935, by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra. Many believe that Benny Goodman was the first to record the song, but in 1935 Goodman actually recorded the Johnny Mercer tune, "Santa Claus Came In The Spring." Goodman never recorded "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."

The song is a traditional standard at Christmas time, and has been covered by numerous recording artists. In 1970 Rankin-Bass produced an hour-long animated television special based on the song, with narrator Fred Astaire telling the original story of Santa Claus.