Posts Tagged ‘Christmas songs’

Christmas to New Years

December 30, 2021

“Christmas to New Years,” recorded in 1951 by The Larks. Lead vocal: Alden (Allen) Bunn.

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Gdy się Chrystus rodzi

December 29, 2021

Gdy się Chrystus rodzi” (“When Christ is born”), a 400-year-old Polish Christmas song, performed by the Norwegian-Polish group De Press.

De Press website.

More:

“Gdy się Chrystus rodzi” musical score.

Related:

“Polish Immigrants Come Home For Christmas, If Only In Their Dreams,” Jerzy Ziemacki, Gazeta Wyborcza via Wocrldrunch

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The Santa Claus Boogie

December 29, 2021

“The Santa Claus Boogie,” written by Steve Ripley, and performed by him with his group, The Tractors. Video directed by Michael McNamara.

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Xmas Done Got Funky

December 29, 2021

“Xmas Done Got Funky,” by Jimmy Jules (Charley C. Julien) & Nuclear Soul System, with Jackie Spencer.

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Santa Stole My Girlfriend

December 29, 2021

“Santa Stole My Girlfriend,” by The Maine, from the album And A Happy New Year (2008). Vocalist: John O’Callaghan.

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Merry Christmas From The Family

December 28, 2021

“Merry Christmas From The Family,” written by Robert Earl Keene, performed here by the Dixie Chicks and Rosie O’Donnell. Here’s how the songwriter does it:

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Shake up Christmas

December 28, 2021

“Shake up Christmas,” written by Butch Walker and Pat Monahan and recorded in 2010 by the latter’s group, Train. Video directed by Lex Halaby.

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Hey Santa Claus

December 28, 2021

“Hey Santa Claus,” written by Harvey Fuqua and recorded in 1953 by his group, The Moonglows. Their manager, DJ Alan Freed, is given co-writer credit on the label, as was the practice (payola). The sax soloist is Red Holloway.

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Bob Dylan’s Christmas Polka Party

December 28, 2021

Bob Dylan and friends perform a spirited version of  Hal Moore and Bill Fredricks’ “Must Be Santa” on his Christmas album. The tune was also recorded by Mitch Miller in 1961 and Lorne Greene (with a kiddie choir) in 1966. The hilarious British attempt by Tommy Steele, OBE is more Music Hall than polka.

Brave Combo’s spirited “Dyno” (“push”) version of the tune may have been Dylan’s inspiration.

This song is included in the Christmas in the Heart recording, and royalties will be donated to charity in perpetuity.

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Please Daddy, Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas

December 28, 2021

“Please Daddy, Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas,” written by Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert, performed here by Alan Jackson. Many people think this song was written by John Denver, who first recorded it. The Decemberists also have a version.

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