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.)
As it is now Christmas Day and the playlist has been completed for the year, I'm adding the 2018 Playlist below. And yes, Swedol's contributions have been included, right between Old Fashioned Christmas and Joy to the World, so thank you Swedol! And now we have two Christmas playlists, all ready for Christmas morning.
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!
Today is actually the fifteenth, but this is the thirteenth song in this year's playlist. I'm so sorry about this, it's been a busy week and I've managed to get the flu on top of it. Go figure. I'll be posting a 3-song dump tomorrow morning to rectify this, but no, I have not forgotten this. So here's the thirteenth, Frank Sinatra with Old Fashioned Christmas. (And yeah, feel free to post your own music and Christmas stuff, Swedol, and everyone else! That's what this thread's for.)
As a belated video for the fourteenth, here is The Band Perry with Joy to the World. Enjoy!
Hey there hipsters and welcome to this week'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. This week's song is Jo Stafford with Christmas is the Season of the Bells. Due to the fact that I'm trying to get out three videos at once right now, that's all I'm going to say. I hope you enjoy all three songs today!
Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 16, 2018 21:53:40 GMT -5
For the sixteenth, here's Louis Armstrong with Cool Yule. Enjoy!
And for the seventeenth, here is In Dulci Jubilo, as performed by the Mediæval Bæbes. You may remember them from 2016's playlist, where they were the artists who performed the Coventry Carol, so you know the sort of quality you can expect from this one. So here you go.
Today's the eighteenth, and for that, I give you the Gloucestershire Wassail. Skål, and enjoy!
For the nineteenth, here's Loreena McKennitt with the Bells of Christmas. You might recognize this song if you've seen the Santa Clause, since it's the song that plays when Tim Allen Scott Calvin first sees Santa's Workshop. Enjoy!
Hey there hipsters and welcome to this week'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. Yes, I'm early. I know. Anyways, this week's song is a 15th century English carol, This Endris Night, as performed by Heather Dale. Enjoy!
Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 21, 2018 18:50:03 GMT -5
Happy Solstice, everyone! As with the last playlist, the song I picked for the Winter Solstice is not a Christmas carol, but a Solstice song, this time Solstice Night by S.J. Tucker. Enjoy!
Gonna do these last 4 right now, right quick so I can get to work on the 2018 playlist and have it out in time for Christmas morning. Hectic couple days but it's finally slowed down enough to get down to the business of pretending like I can keep a daily schedule. =P
So for the 22nd, here is Christmas Time is Here by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, from Charlie Brown Christmas.
For the 23rd, here is Jewel with Hark the Herald Angels Sing.
For Christmas Eve, just like in 2018, the song I've chosen is from Muppet Christmas Carol. This time, it's It Feels Like Christmas.
Hey there hipsters and welcome to the final episode of "You've Probably Never Heard of It" for 2018, 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 Personent Hodie, as performed by the Feast of Songs. Another medieval Christmas carol which I'm certain that you'll enjoy. And with that, Merry Christmas!