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Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by vlad » December 13, 2017, 7:19 am

Its the time of year when all the Chrissy Songs are played so Simple question what the three songs that members have as there Favourites. Mine is Baby please come home by Darlene Love, All I want for Christmas is you, Maria Crary, and my all time Favourite is Merry Christmas war is over John n Yoko.



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Re: Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by thaiguzzi » December 13, 2017, 10:32 am

... Jesus wept...

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Re: Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by TAXIfor7/11 » December 13, 2017, 10:40 am

thaiguzzi wrote:
December 13, 2017, 10:32 am
... Jesus wept...
lol,thats what i thought :D

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Re: Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by Marcosteffano » December 13, 2017, 11:12 am

No please,no more Xmas songs.every shop you walk into has got bloody jingle bells and bing crosby ringing out this sht.its ok for Thais as they are half deaf and ain't had to listen to it every year for 50 odd years like myself.call me a miserable sod or what ever but the only thing I like about Xmas is when it's over for another 9 -10 months.

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Re: Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by vlad » December 13, 2017, 3:47 pm

I thought id inject a bit of fun into the forum but i guess not. So its back to Vespa threads and renting bikes.

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Re: Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by stattointhailand » December 13, 2017, 3:57 pm

When you get fed up with "O Cum my old faithfull" and "I wish it could be xmas every day" from Wizzard or "Merry xmas everybody" from Slade you can move on to ANY of the worst 12 listed here ..... and I can think of a few others messrs Matthis & Richard :evil:

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Re: Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by Barney » December 13, 2017, 6:10 pm

That Pom Rolf Harris singing
6 white boomers

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Re: Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by vincemunday » December 13, 2017, 7:11 pm

It’s a great topic Vlad, but you know how it is....

1, Fairy Tale of New York, Kirsty MacColl and the Pogues
2, Stop the cavalry, Jona Lewie
3, The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth, Bing Crosby and David Bowie

I love Christmas and there are really so many songs that make me think me think back to when I was a kid, making me feel a bit homesick lol
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Re: Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by vlad » December 13, 2017, 9:10 pm

I can remember my 1st visit to Thailand Vince i was sat on my Hotel Balcony scanning through radio stations on Christmas day in Patayya and i heard Merry Christmas made me think of my friends and family back in the UK just waking up, to all there Christmas cards up Decks up, and Chrissy songs i don't mind admitting it but it brought a tear to my eyes.

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Post by Marcosteffano » December 13, 2017, 9:53 pm

vlad wrote:
December 13, 2017, 3:47 pm
I thought id inject a bit of fun into the forum but i guess not. So its back to Vespa threads and renting bikes.
No mate you carry on.its just me being related to ebineezer...ok I'll go along with it.band aid,do they know it's Christmas.wham,last Christmas and can't forget old bing dreaming of a white Christmas.beat that.anyway I'm off deep sea diving for a few weeks peace.merry Xmas everyone.

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Re: Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by stattointhailand » December 13, 2017, 10:07 pm

Jeez guys, the first year I was here for xmas, I was over the moon ........ provided you avoided Robinsons you didn't have to listen to Johnny *riggin Mathis with his bl**dy child gettin' born a zillion times. I didn't get me fingers (and balls) frozen every time I needed to venture outside to visit the shops or bar. I didn't have countless relatives sending me cards, which tradition and custom required me to pay the post office a fortune to send a card in reply. I didn't have to put up with relatives visiting. wishing everyone a merry xmas and happy new year and smiling whilst wishing they were somewhere else (which thankfully they were for the other 360 odd days a year).

I thoroughly enjoy xmas here now ..... low key, not rammed down your throat in every shop and on every TV station, still exiting for the kids (include the Mrs in that) without all the must do, must do, must do ......... If I cant be bothered to make a cake or mince pies, so be it, nobody has a heart attack at the thought that I have failed in my xmas duties, they are just thankful for any small gifts they receive, and any wishes that they know are meant rather than just a few joined up words, which after all is what xmas should be about :love: :sleepy: :fart:

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Re: Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by vincemunday » December 14, 2017, 7:00 am

Each to their own Statto I guess, to me Christmas isn't about presents and food as such, it's more about my family getting together, traipsing around the east end markets seeing everyone in the christmas spirit but buying nothing and yep even listening to Mr Mathis every now and again. Absolutely agree about the freezing cold though, I don't miss that. I've made it as Christmassy here as I can, I've decorated the apartments and put up lots of lights, it's a bit like a mini Vegas but it's still not like home, perhaps I'll go back to England next year.
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Post by goodison » December 14, 2017, 7:13 am

For me, it's got to be something from Handel's "Messiah," written whilst he was on a rowing boat between Parkgate on the Wirral and Ireland. Takes me back to my choir-boy days at Moreton Parish Church, oh aye and we got decent tips at this time of year. Nostalgia ain't what it used to be!

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Post by fantom » December 14, 2017, 9:54 am

"I wanna hippopotamus for Christmas" (no crocodiles, no rhinoseroses)

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Post by Drunk Monkey » December 14, 2017, 10:20 am

Not everyone likes n looks forward to Christmas .. and DM most certainly falls into this category for numerous reasons ...

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BACK ON TOPIC .. As for the music theme i recall Band Aid when all the ""stars"" came out and sang for Africa ..GREAT CAUSE and the start of this kind of way of raising awareness and cash for those who need it most .. =D> =D>

Band aid was quite apropriate title as a band aid over the ears was the best way of not having to listen to its constant and relentless playing back then ...BAHA HUMBUG AGAIN

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Re: Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by Zidane » December 14, 2017, 12:26 pm

Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes
I believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake
8 days of Xmas - Destinys Child

Our little granddaughter is approaching 3 and this will be the first Xmas she understands.
An expensive time for Grandad.......anyone heard of "Anna" and "Frozen" ?? :roll:
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Re: Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by stattointhailand » December 14, 2017, 3:52 pm

Zidane wrote:
December 14, 2017, 12:26 pm
Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes
I believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake
8 days of Xmas - Destinys Child

Our little granddaughter is approaching 3 and this will be the first Xmas she understands.
An expensive time for Grandad.......anyone heard of "Anna" and "Frozen" ?? :roll:
By the time she is five or six the songs from FROZEN will be in the Johnny Matthis category :lol:

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Post by caducus » December 14, 2017, 5:52 pm

Bitches Brew - Miles Davis

Ninth Symphony - Beethoven

Workingman's Blues - Bob Dylan


These are among the music that I will be playing - so that should qualify them as Christmas songs

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Post by stattointhailand » December 14, 2017, 6:00 pm

Interesting to see that this is the 25th year since there was an xmas no1 that was actually memorable (Whitney with I will always love you)

I Discount Mr Blobby in 1993 and Bob the builder 2000, and cover versions of previous years hits

1952 Al Martino "Here in My Heart" weeks at No 1 .. 9
1953 Frankie Laine "Answer Me" 8
1954 Winifred Atwell "Let's Have Another Party" 5
1955 Dickie Valentine "Christmas Alphabet" 3
1956 Johnnie Ray "Just Walkin' in the Rain" 7
1957 Harry Belafonte "Mary's Boy Child" 7
1958 Conway Twitty "It's Only Make Believe" 5
1959 Emile Ford and The Checkmates "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?" 6
1960 Cliff Richard and The Shadows "I Love You" 2
1961 Danny Williams "Moon River" 2
1962 Elvis Presley "Return to Sender" 3
1963 The Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" 5
1964 The Beatles "I Feel Fine" 5
1965 The Beatles "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out"[nb 2] 5
1966 Tom Jones "Green, Green Grass of Home" 7
1967 The Beatles "Hello, Goodbye" 7
1968 The Scaffold "Lily the Pink" 3
1969 Rolf Harris "Two Little Boys" 6
1970 Dave Edmunds "I Hear You Knocking" 6
1971 Benny Hill "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)" 4
1972 Jimmy Osmond "Long Haired Lover from Liverpool" 5
1973 Slade "Merry Xmas Everybody" 5
1974 Mud "Lonely This Christmas" 4
1975 Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody" 9
1976 Johnny Mathis "When a Child Is Born (Soleado)" 3
1977 Wings "Mull of Kintyre" / "Girls' School"[nb 2] 9
1978 Boney M. "Mary's Boy Child – Oh My Lord" 4
1979 Pink Floyd "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" 5
1980 St Winifred's School Choir "There's No One Quite Like Grandma" 2
1981 The Human League "Don't You Want Me" 5
1982 Renée and Renato "Save Your Love" 4
1983 The Flying Pickets "Only You" 5
1984 Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas?" 5
1985 Shakin' Stevens "Merry Christmas Everyone" 2
1986 Jackie Wilson "Reet Petite" 4
1987 Pet Shop Boys "Always on My Mind" 4
1988 Cliff Richard "Mistletoe and Wine"[nb 3] 4
1989 Band Aid II "Do They Know It's Christmas?" 3
1990 Cliff Richard "Saviour's Day" 1
1991 Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody" / "These Are the Days of Our Lives"[nb 2] 5
1992 Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" 10
1993 Mr Blobby "Mr Blobby" 2
1994 East 17 "Stay Another Day" 5
1995 Michael Jackson "Earth Song" 6
1996 Spice Girls "2 Become 1" 3
1997 Spice Girls "Too Much" 2
1998 Spice Girls "Goodbye" 1
1999 Westlife "I Have a Dream" / "Seasons in the Sun"[nb 2] 4
2000 Bob the Builder "Can We Fix It?" 3
2001 Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman "Somethin' Stupid" 3
2002 Girls Aloud "Sound of the Underground" 4
2003 Michael Andrews and Gary Jules "Mad World" 3
2004 Band Aid 20 "Do They Know It's Christmas?" 4
2005 Shayne Ward "That's My Goal" 4
2006 Leona Lewis "A Moment Like This" 4
2007 Leon Jackson "When You Believe" 3
2008 Alexandra Burke "Hallelujah" 3
2009 Rage Against the Machine "Killing in the Name" 1
2010 Matt Cardle "When We Collide"[nb 4] 3
2011 Military Wives with Gareth Malone "Wherever You Are" 1
2012 The Justice Collective[nb 5] "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" 1
2013 Sam Bailey "Skyscraper" 1
2014 Ben Haenow "Something I Need" 1
2015 Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir[29] "A Bridge over You"[nb 6] 1
2016 Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie "Rockabye" 9
2017 TBA TBA 0

My top 10 chrono order 1963/68/73/74/75/78/83/84/87/92

Anyone else want to add their top 10 to identify Udonmaps No 1 xmas song

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Re: Three Favourite Chrissy Songs.

Post by UdonThaniPete » December 14, 2017, 8:16 pm

In no particular order;
Chris Rea ~ Driving home for Xmas
Ryuichi Sakamoto ~ Merry Xmas Mr Lawrence
Johny Mathis ~ It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
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