17 December 2013

My Favorite Christmas Carol



I put some oranges and a disco balls in a bowl. Why? Because I could. And it’s Christmas. And because 1977’s Disco Christmas might be the fiercest holiday track since the dawn of sleigh bells.

Most people have a childhood favorite holiday song – Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, or something they sang in kindergarten, probably. Something they hear on the radio every year. It makes them feel good. My favorite, Disco Christmas, never comes on the radio. I only know it because we had it on record as a kid (it was a RED record too!), and I played it over and over again so often one August that my mother hid it under a mattress.

My favorite line (sung in the first person by a soulful Santa)...
Hey Rudolph, want to know something? I can’t dance myself but let’s try! Imma work it out in these new platform boots!



How does Bing Crosby still hold the #1 spot with this treasure on the loose. If you are in the mood for more weird Christmas music, you have to check out April Winchell’s latest compendium. It’ll keep you occupied through New Years.

Do you have a favorite Christmas Carol? Brownie points if it's weird!
 
 

19 comments:

  1. Um, my favorite Christmas Carol is Christmas Canon and pretty much anything by the Trans Siberian Orchestra, Christmas Eve in Sarajevo and Carol of the Bells...As for something weird...I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas! It is funny and I love it. I know a lot of people are haters. Also, The Wassail Song. So pretty. I also love the old ones like Bing Crosby/Nat King Cole....Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby (and no other versions). OOOh and Pretty Paper by Willie Nelson. So many good songs.

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  2. I grew up in the Disco era and I am still a big fan of disco music. How did I miss this?? Listening now and love it!! Sounds a little like Barry White hahaha! I agree with Shannon on Hippopatamus for Christmas; I was late discovering it too, but love to sing it and annoy my family :-)

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    1. Hehehehe it makes me laugh every time I hear it. I played it for my husband a few weeks ago and he had never heard it and he likes it too :)

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  3. I've just re-discovered "Mele Kalikimaka" - all about Christmas with none of the regular seasonal stuff.
    Big second on Eartha Kitt ONLY for "Santa Baby".

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    1. Oooh I just listened to Bing Crosby's version, not bad (Mele Kalikimaka)...Yes! Another Eartha Kitt fan/Santa Baby. It is just beautiful.

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  4. OOH! Mine is definitely 'Father Christmas Showed Me How To Yodel' - can't find it on Youtube, but the spotify link is https://play.spotify.com/album/6wcrpIlfp13k7dceyjT0tQ . Fave line: "he stage dived in the mosh pit, there was yodel everywhere"

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  5. Fairytale of New York, by the Pogues. I think I like this one cause there are cuss words in it. LOL!!
    Father Christmas, by the Kinks, and I think I like this one cause when it all comes down to it, it's sorta sad in a way. They are poor kids and are separated by wealth at Christmas. So it's sad in that way.

    Two of my all time favourites.

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  6. Merry Christmas from the Family by Robert Earl Keen. http://youtu.be/P37xPiRz1sg
    If you live in, or are from Texas, it's a Christmas standard!

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  7. Christmas Don't Be Late - Alvin & the Chipmunks
    Nuttin' for Christmas
    Snoopy vs. the Red Baron (Snoopy's Christmas)
    (I want a) Hippopotamus for Christmas
    John Denver & the Muppets' 12 Days of Christmas
    Jeff Foxworthy's Redneck 12 Days of Christmas

    The really serious ones: White Christmas by Bing Crosby. That's the one I have to hear, for the Christmas season to start for me.
    Also, O Holy Night.

    Video to watch, to remind me of the real reason for the season:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

    Lynn in southern NJ

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    1. I'm with you on the serious one's. Nutt'in like Bing's White Christmas!

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  8. Just discovered (thanks to AP!):
    Yingle Bells (Yogi Yorgesson)
    add that to my list! Love it

    Lynn

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  9. Hands down, Ay Ay Ay It's Christmas, by Ricky Martin featuring Rosie O'Donnell.

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  10. I also have a "sad carol" category. It includes "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" sung by Judy Garland and "My Grownup Christmas List" which can actually make me cry.

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    1. Yeah I like the Judy Garland song but it depresses me all the same.

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  11. I love old classics like Hark the Herald Angels Sing, but I recently discovered "I farted on Santa's lap (now christmas will stink for me)". It's hysterical! You have to check it out!

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  12. I can't believe I have lived all of my life without 'Disco Christmas' says this girl born in the '70's. golly gee I love your blog! I can't think of a weird Christmas carol, but my 7 yr old and I have been listening to Pandora's family Christmas station and she thinks Michael Buble is pronounced 'Booble' and that makes me laugh every time I think of it. :)

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  13. Most of my favorites are weird! Christmas at Ground Zero, Walking Round in Women's Underwear, Ding Fries are Done & Rusty Chevrolet by Da Yoopers! I guess I just prefer songs that make me laugh

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