Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 2, 2018 22:40:02 GMT -5
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a Rupee in the old man's hat!
Merry Christmas folks! As tradition dictates, and as I have yet to actually fail on (though almost did last year I AM SO SORRY), here is the annual Christmas thread!
If you remember, a couple years ago I used the thread to post an advent calendar full of Christmas songs. I intend to do that this year as well (with the video above being this year's first), though obviously I'm a bit late on it so I'll be posting double songs today (the second, as of the time of this posting, though I'm cutting it really close.)
And if you're hoping for a Christmas movie, I got you covered there too! Sorta. Here is Dragon Ball Z Abridged: Plan to Eradicate Christmas! Much better than watching the Rankin-Bass Rudolph movie on loop. (I kid, I'm 28 years old and RB Rudolph still gets me in the nostalgia.)
Now, before I get into this year's playlist, here is the playlist from 2016 for you guys to listen to as well. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!
Now, I am certain that I've posted this song in a previous year, but not this version, and it's definitely worth a listen - here is We Three Kings, as performed by Clamavi De Profundis. Check out their channel, they have a bunch of covers from the Lord of the Rings movies, a few more religious songs, and even a couple songs from Skyrim!
And for December 2nd, here is an (admittedly more radio-standard) song, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, performed by Nat King Cole. I'll leave off any further preamble.
For the 3rd, I present you with Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, as performed by Lindsey Stirling. I honestly would like to post the whole Nutcracker Suite, but that's an entire hour's worth of music, and beautiful as the Suite is, that's a long time and I can reasonably expect you don't have that kind of time to devote. I might, as a bonus, post the whole thing on a quiet weekend, but that's up to you guys. In the meanwhile, here's Lindsey.
And for the 4th, here is Toyland. Fun fact, the David Rose version is on the official Main Street, USA playlist at Disneyland California. This version is the Doris Day version, which is actually quite pretty. Enjoy!
Hey there hipsters and welcome to today's episode of "You've Probably Never Heard of It," where every fifth day of the month of December you'll be getting an obscure Christmas carol that you've probably never heard of. And boy has it been a long time since I got to say that. Today's song, Santa Claus Blues, was written by Louis Armstrong and released in 1924, which ties into today because 1924 was also the year former United States president George H.W. Bush was born. Enjoy!
Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 9, 2018 21:51:32 GMT -5
Sorry I'm late for the sixth, but I do have the song here. I was a bit delayed by work. Apparently this song is a bit overplayed in Britain, so I also apologize if I'm contributing to that, but we don't have it nearly so constantly in the States - which is not to say you should come to the States for respite from overplayed music. At the very least this one's pretty. This is Walking in the Air, as performed by Nightwish. This song is from the animated short The Snowman.
As with the previous playlist, I've dedicated the seventh to a song about the World Wars, and even about the same event, the Christmas Truce. The song is Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon. So, you know, if you wanted to know what actually happened, here you go. I'll see you tomorrow with another song.
Another late song for the eighth. I don't normally think of this song since it doesn't really get a lot of radio play, at least as far as I'm aware, and I'm not a fan of the movie, but it's a good song, so I can't argue with it. This is Christmas Vacation (from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation), by Mavis Staples.
For the ninth, here's something a bit silly. I have a bit of nostalgia for Veggie Tales, I'll admit it. Here's Oh Santa, from the movie The Toy That Saved Christmas.
Hey there hipsters and welcome to today's episode of "You've Probably Never Heard of It," where every fifth day of the month of December you'll be getting an obscure Christmas carol that you've probably never heard of. Today's song is Ring Those Christmas Bells by Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians. There's not too much I have to say about this one, except that it's a pretty fun song that you'd expect people to play more. Enjoy!
Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 12, 2018 4:19:53 GMT -5
Another twofer since I keep not being able to get to looking for a song until it's too late. I'm so sorry! The good news is, I have them both right now. Yay! So, for the eleventh, here is Silver Bells, as performed by the Temptations.
And for the twelfth, here is a song I'm certain you're familiar with. As performed by Burl Ives for the Rankin-Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer movie, here is...Silver and Gold!