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On 12/4/2018 at 4:43 AM, Disco Stu said:

Is there any better Christmas music than John Coltrane's bittersweet rendition of "My Favorite Things"?  It strikes precisely my ideal tone in Christmas music.

 

I mean I listen to plenty of the joyful stuff too, but this feels like coming home.

 

 

EDIT: Heh, just scrolled up and saw that @TGP already posted this last year.  And that I endorsed that post at the time.  Well, Christmas is all about perennial favorites/traditions after all!

 

Was listening to that just this Sunday! A favorite of mine. As far as more "straightforward" takes on this tune, Al Jarreau has my favorite: 

 

 

 

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I am more offended by Steve McCreery The First Noel. His country hound dog style is damned ignorant sounding and worse is Kelly Clarkson and her warbling. She's too stupid to trust her voice

 

I love listening to Dean Martin sing any Christmas song even if it's kind of suggestive

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5 minutes ago, JoeinAR said:

I am more offended by Steve McCreery The First Noel. His country hound dog style is damned ignorant sounding and worse is Kelly Clarkson and her warbling. She's too stupid to trust her voice

 

I'm not a fan of most country Christmas.  I love Dolly's "Hard Candy Christmas" of course.  Merle Haggard's "If We Make It Through December."  Maybe a few others.

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I went to a sublime Christmas concert given by Eric Whitacre and the Eric Whitacre Singers at St. James's, Spanish Place (a beautiful Catholic church in Marylebone, London) yesterday evening.  I've had such a horrible year and this was the first time it had really felt like Christmas for me, hearing such flawless choral singing in an amazing building.  For the encore, the choir - just nine men and nine women - donned Christmas jumpers to sing We Wish You A Merry Christmas to the audience and there was a retiring collection for the charity Save the Children.

 

Anyhoo, one of the many highlights of the concert was a lovely rendition of Philip Stopford's Lully Lulla Lullay.

 

 

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