Favorite Christmas Carol

What is everybody's favorite Christmas carol(s) for the holidays? ...I like them all but I still think that O Holy Night is one of my favorites. Believe it or not I like both Nat King Cole's and Mariah Carey's the best..Guess I am kind of bipolar, lol.

What are your favorites...____________________

Happy Holidays

O Holy Night as performed by Brian Setzer Orchestra


JeffersonRepub JeffersonRepub
Nov '19

White Christmas...but must admit on Christmas Eve in Church when the organist starts to play "Joy to the World"...and my friends glance my way...I have a very good feeling inside...

joyful joyful
Nov '19

Um, it's not even Thanksgiving yet.

Eperot Eperot
Nov '19

Hark the Herald Angels Sing . PS this is a nice thread.

Nov '19

Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses


JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
Nov '19

I agree with JrzyGirl88. The Waitresses were such a great band and so missed!

Ave Maria
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Snoopy's Christmas
All I Want For Christmas Is You
The First Noel
Angel's We Have Heard On High
Baby It's Cold Outside
Sleigh Ride
Just like a potato chip. Can't eat just one. I can't pick just one. I do love Christmas music.

Angela Angela
Nov '19

I'd perfectly happy to never hear another Christmas carol, but I really love Willie Nelson's 'Pretty Paper'.

Monty Monty
Nov '19

Silent Night for me; I was born on Christmas Eve. I love many other Christmas Carols but Silent Night is my very favorite.

Mrs. Pipes```` Mrs. Pipes````
Nov '19


This one's not really well known, I've never heard WRNJ play it but that certainly does not mean it isn't good … I find it to be the perfect, not overdone, Christmas tune :-D

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Nov '19

Do you hear what I hear!

whocares whocares
Nov '19

Wow, these are all great responses.
Thanks so much. I am learning a ]] lot.
What happened to the Waitresses. does anyone know

And Lou, the song you posted is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing it.

Anyone else?
I love All I Want for Christmas by Maria Carey:


...and all of Vince Guaraldi's Christmas music (Peanuts)..."A Charlie Brown Christmas", especially "What Child Is This".

Sadly, the singer of the Waitresses passed away from cancer a while ago. The bass player worked on the Rosie O’Donnell show in the ‘90’s. Don’t know where the rest are now.

My second favorite is the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl “Fairy Tale of New York”.

This one of "We wish you a Merry Christmas"....


Embryodad Embryodad
Nov '19

This one too, by Jose Feliciano..........


Embryodad Embryodad
Nov '19

I love Song for a Winter’s Night by Sarah McLachlan

Antimony Antimony
Nov '19

Thanks all. This is an awesome thread!

This is my all time FAVE:


Christmas Canon- Trans Siberian Orchestra- So bella/ beautiful, makes me want to cry :)

Christ for Christmas by Jack Tannenhill

Robert J Rowe Robert J Rowe
Nov '19

Not a traditional carol, but one of my favorites just the same...


ianimal ianimal
Nov '19

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Judy Garland version in Meet Me In St Louis is the absolute best!

htownguy htownguy
Nov '19

It's still not Thanksgiving yet...

eperot eperot
Nov '19

I Love Grandma got run over by a reindeer lol!!!!

Mel W Mel W
Nov '19

eperot, bah humbug

Mel, so up there with you on that one. LOL

PS no mention of Elvis?

There is no doubt, Crosby stills Bowie on Little Drummer Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnmzJgSLHg4

unless, of course, it's Ferrell and Reilly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJBFD-Wvc7U

Merry Christmas All.

And speaking of bah humbug and Christmas carols...….as I dig farther back in family history, imagine finding the poor sap named Ebenezer Danger who was born just before a certain 1843 book pretty much ended use forever :>( Merry Dickens to you......

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Nov '19

Alice's Restaurant --by-- Arlo Guthrie


Alice's is really a Thanksgiving Carol...…

For Arlo, and Xmas ------ you want The Pause of Mr. Claus, and, of course, the associated tale worth telling:

8 minutes, it's a story, grab a drink, drink it, and then --- sit back and laugh.

sorry, can't find live version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17gKw_j6Qq0

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Nov '19

great mentions.. thanks all! Love the history and all of that stuff too!


A Christmas Carole / Scrooge Best Movie

I vote 1970 Scrooge with Albert Finney.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Dec '19

Billy Squiers Christmas song and Mistress for Christmas by ACDC

Roywhite Roywhite
Dec '19

This has been running non-stop in my car for a week now. Why pick one song, here's the whole album

Natty Christmas by Jacob Miller


and now the apartment is jamming!!! Irie Christmas

Warm and fuzzy, CBGB for sure

totally agree AJMS

next up Trojan Records Christmas Ska MegaMix


Hallelujah chorus from Handel's Messiah..

Acl76 Acl76
Dec '19

Jewel - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing


Jewel - O Holy Night


Bing Crosby & David Bowie - "The Little Drummer Boy


Harry Connick Jr. does a great version of The Little Drummer Boy

htownguy htownguy
Dec '19

all terrific. Next?

The Holly and the Ivy as performed by George Winston

What an amazingly wonderful album.

eperot eperot
Dec '19

Greensleeves --by-- Lynyrd Skynyrd

their Christmas album is quite good


Love Paul McCartneys Wonderful Christmas song

Dec '19

Green Grows the Holly by Calexico. This is on a cd titled Holiday Rules Volume One. The second cd that came out is not that great but this first one is one of the most unique collection of traditional songs I've ever heard.

Miss Christmas Miss Christmas
Dec '19

Two from the Danger Twins



eperot, so glad to hear that someone knows about George Winston :-)

Here is the full album to listen to on You Tube (all of you should turn out the lights one evening and burn one candle brightly (or fireplace) near the mantle and listen to this entrie album- so healing):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5qGUhWPi6w&t=54s (George Winston- December).

-Actually saw him many years ago at the Community Theater in Morristown. Excellent!

Has anyone also heard of "David Lanz": (tagging you esperot):

https://youtu.be/BjSY1Rn6P3c (Christmas music)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajGiwVGO9ZU (song called First Snow. Gorgeous!)

a fine Christmas song written by Tex Logan and superbly done by Bill Monroe

Christmas Time's A-Comin'

Harry Fontenot gives us a Cajun Jingle Bells

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town , ala steampunk

a fun Christmas mashup
IM5 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3U1vnvfumc

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