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Given the Holiday Season we all must have our own fave Seasonal Music.

 

For me, my best memories are of my childhood and adolescence. Bobby Helms and Jingle Bell Rock make me crank up the volume wherever I am.

 

 

Who else wants to contribute links to their fave music?

 

Anyone here who actually SAW Mommy Kissing Santa Claus?

 

(Gawd, I can't wait for these stories). }( }( }(

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Bobby Helms, yeah, but also Brenda Lee. ;-)

 

And Pete Fountain too:

 

http://christmasyuleblog.blogspot.com/2006/11/pete-fountain-candy-clarinet-merry.html

 

(Yuleblog is pretty cool for finding those long-lost family favorites. Or new ones.)

 

The whole Santa Claus thing was pretty much over for me when I wanted to put out cookies and milk and Mom suggested he might prefer a ham sandwich and a beer. Give a kid a clue... :p

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Here is a song I always liked. I went to You Tube, and tried to find a version that I liked. So many people over sing this song, or they do things that take away from the "simplicity" of the melody though one does need a good voice to hit the high notes. It was very hard to find something that I liked.

This is the one I liked the best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo75jFLjKaw&feature=related

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Here is my favourite secular Christmas song. My parents moved about 220 miles from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances. I stayed in Thunder Bay because I had a great job. Many times I had to drive through snow storms, but I was always made it home for Christmas. I always heard this song playing on the radio. It took me a while to find the version I liked best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ObvAXEjaw&feature=related

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My Favorite Pagen Holiday song is Peter Cotton Tail. I've been singing it all week! I like his tail and te whole "Hippity Hoppity" thing with Easter and Spring being on it's way really gets me going!

 

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Having spent all my (over a half-century) Christmases in my native Minnesota, perhaps my subconscious is telling me something about warm weather holidays. Here's two more of my longtime faves:

 

http://www.melekalikimaka.com/

 

I can't find a goddamn link, but "Christmas Time in Texas" by George Strait is high on my list too.

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OH MY GOODNESS! My Granfather used to play Hawaiian music at Christmas time every year! Don Ho! It was always a festive, tropical Don Ho-liday! We would get these really big Tiki ceramic glasses and go into the snow and scoop up the snow and our coka Cola on top! Then put tropical umbrellas and pineapple and merichino cherry on top! Nothing better then a litle Hawaiian Surf in our Wisconsin snow turf for the Holidays!

I want to come to your house for Christmas! Talk about getting Leied during the Holidays!

 

 

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OMG. Don Ho. (Is it appropriate to talk about a Ho on this Board?). :p

 

No offense to Wisconsin snow-blowing ... ahem ... I assume we're talkin the cold white stuff and not the other white stuff ... but Don always did for me what that other schmalz purveyor, Wayne Newton did - not much. x(

 

Never been to Branson, and don't plan on going. }(

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Okay.... bit of background here... My Grandfather was a surgeon and in the navy. He was a "SeaBee". He was in Hawaii part of the time... sort of a pearl Harbor thing. President Kennedy's Emergency Staff Surgeon an' all that... "south Pacific" was trendy then... he had very personal memories to war and the South Pacific... It really had less to do with Don Ho and more to do with who eh was as a Man... and his place in the world... I just loved that it was something personal to him with meaning and that it was important enough to pass some inkling of it to us gran'babies... It was different... It was bold and personal.. It was not about whether I liked Don Ho or not... It was about seeing the importance of the events in his life, (sewing up pieces of WW, (war), tragedies and making some promise of Future for himself and the people he gave life back to and the lessons of that to pass on to his Children and GrandChildren and Great GrandBabies, that made Don Ho important.

It's a perspective thing...

Do I like Don Ho Music.. not really... Do I love Don Ho music when put in respect to my GrandFather and his life and what he meant to pass on to us by playing it???? I would fight for this Honor!!!!

Okay... personal private note here that I ironically say in public with the permission of my Great Aunt, (She allowed me to practice my Native heritage in public),... Grandpa, I Love you and Thank You for things I realize incompletely and have yet to realize from your example more fully!

 

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