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What's your favorite Christmas song?

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Elizabeth
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All right, it's holiday season! So everyone, what is your favorite Christmas carol? And, why did you pick that one? I'll start: my favorite is "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" by Longfellow. The reason for this is because last year at Christmas the words applied to my own life. Some people have NO idea what the holiday season is about   This is what my poem Holiday Hope was written about, btw.

So, let's hear it guys!!!

                                


 Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes


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1 posted 12-18-1999 07:24 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

The Hallelujah from the Messiah brings me to tears each and every time I hear it.......
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2 posted 12-18-1999 12:14 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Thank you for replying, Nan! I agree, the Hallelujah is a beautiful song.
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Silent Night.....it just brings Christmas to my heart.....
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My favorite is also I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day. I always loved it. I had heard that the author wrote this shortly after the death of his son who was killed in a war, don't know which one or if this is even a true story. Regardless, it always brings a tear. It is one of those songs that is also beautiful poetry with a timeless message!  

Merry Christmas!

 Denise


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I love "O Holy Night" and "Silver Bells".  

 *Krista Knutson*

~Only within the depths of the most ominous darkness can the beauty of light truly be understood~

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Pepper: yes, it is truly a beautiful song.

Denise: wow! I don't know the definite truth behind the song, but I'm sure someone does! Cool that you and I have the same favorite.  

Alwye: I also enjoy "O Holy Night".

Thanks to everyone who replied!

    

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And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes


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Yes, it is Elizabeth! Very cool!  

 Denise


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Hmmm.. I really like "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, I just like the strong sound change from quiet and poignant, and the mix of instruments.. And I also like Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer, and Jingle Bell Rock, just because they're fun  

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I'd have to say mine was always Hark of the Bells, if I named that right. It was quick and I loved it since I was small.  But my favorite funny one has to be Grandma got run over by a reindeer.  I love that one!
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Mine will surprise none that know me...

"You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch..."

hehe
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Mine is "Little Drummer Boy".
Something about the line "I have no gift to bring" - "Can I play for you on my drum".

That epitomizes the meaning of Christmas for me.  It's not about the offering of material posessions.  It's about offering your heart and your life for Him who gave all to us.


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...Then of course there's.... What Child is This, Away in a Manger, The First Noel, Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem, Deck the Halls, Santa Claus is Coming to Town... I love 'em all... We've always had a family gathering on Xmas Eve... and I've always made my kids listen to carols enroute - rather than Metallica, ya know?
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Definitely with Shannon here - Silent Night.

It fills me with love and the spirit.
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Mine is "Little Drummer Boy" It just brings tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat.
He has no gift to bring, he gives his heart. So Beautiful.

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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Good choices, everyone!

Nan: I like that idea!  

Christopher: hehe!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!!

 Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes


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I love Christmas! I love ALL the carols, really! We wail away over here while my sister (and sometimes me) plays the piano.

Without a doubt, though, my very favorite carol is "Oh Holy Night". The lyrics tell the story of Christmas so well and the poetry just gets to my soul. Plus, the way it builds up to its ending.... beautiful! That's the one that does it for me!

Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you all enjoy your time with family and friends and that your are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas with *every* carol you hear this year. After all, the birth of Christ was only the second most important thing that ever happened. On Easter, we celebrate the first most important thing that ever happened, but without His birth, He couldn't have died for us.... so.... I guess His birth was THE greatest thing that ever happened, huh?

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Bump.
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I like any christmas song by the guy with that deep voice.........i forget his name but he's cool.



I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I hate your socks. I'd like to burn them!

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I love "Oh Holy Night" and "What Child Is This?"  
They really send the meaning of Christmas to me!
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What Child is This is my all time favorite. I also like some funny ones. The one about the 12 days of Christmas where the guy is stringing lights and grandma getting mowed down by a reindeer are funny.

How can you save me?
When the dark comes right in and takes me,
from my front walk and into bed,
where it kisses my face and eats my head. Shivaree
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You know which one I think is funny? The Rusty Chevrolet song. Makes me smile every time I hear it.
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22 posted 12-02-2000 06:12 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by the incomparable Judy Garland.
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I love that song, but NO ONE sings it like Judy Garland!
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Silent Night...

it fills me with such peace....
 
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