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12th Sep '16 6:31:13 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk8Ot2u2_Ew Sleigh Ride]]". The original version by Leroy Anderson features a nifty tempo shift halfway through.

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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk8Ot2u2_Ew Sleigh Ride]]". The original version arrangement by Leroy Anderson features a nifty tempo shift halfway through.through. This is another one of those "winter songs" that became associated with Christmas; except from some vocal versions that substitute the birthday party at the home of Homer Gray (as the lyrics go) for a Christmas party, the holiday is not mentioned.



* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyEYx3exDxs Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!]]"
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKZ3tcO-Swo Winter Wonderland]]"

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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyEYx3exDxs Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!]]"
Snow!]]", yet another "winter" song that came to be associated with Christmas. The songwriters, Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, wrote it in the middle of a heatwave in Hollywood to take their minds off the heat, similar to how the lyrics of "The Christmas Song" were initially just a way for Bob Wells to immerse himself in winter during a hot summer; coincidentally, both songs were written the same year, 1945.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKZ3tcO-Swo Winter Wonderland]]"Wonderland]]", again a "winter" song now associated with Christmas.
12th Sep '16 6:15:06 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''Music/TheBeachBoysChristmasAlbum'' (1964) by Music/TheBeachBoys features five original songs performed in the band's signature surf-rock style, along with seven standards performed in the style of The Four Freshmen.

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* ''Music/TheBeachBoysChristmasAlbum'' (1964) by Music/TheBeachBoys features five original songs performed in the band's signature surf-rock style, along with seven standards performed in the style of The Four Freshmen.Music/TheFourFreshmen.
15th Aug '16 9:00:58 AM Jake
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* The Pogues' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwHyuraau4Q&feature=related Fairytale of New York]]". Notable for turning into an insult fest mid-way through, which was controversially censored by [[Creator/TheBBC Radio 1]] in 2007 for a couple of days. Interestingly, Radio 2 (which has a decidedly less daring reputation than its lower-numbered sister station) played it unexpurgated.

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* The Pogues' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwHyuraau4Q&feature=related Fairytale of New York]]". Notable for turning into an insult fest mid-way through, which was controversially censored by [[Creator/TheBBC Radio 1]] in 2007 for a couple of days. Interestingly, Radio 2 (which has a decidedly less daring reputation than its lower-numbered sister station) played it unexpurgated. People are still arguing about it to this day, as it involves Kirsty MacColl calling Shane McGowan a fairly awful homophobic insult. The lack of censorship is basically down to the fact that it's been a fixture of the Christmas music rotation since 1987 and everyone knows the lyrics ''anyway'', a modern cover version that tried to replace them with something less offensive just didn't sound quite right and the song's just too popular to not play at all.
2nd Aug '16 11:16:06 PM brb1006
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* The Jamster character Music/{{Schnuffel}} had a short song called [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v1IS4ej7ZkI "Christmas Song"]] which features him singing about the excitement of Christmas along with how peaceful and relaxing it is.
24th Jul '16 3:01:10 PM nombretomado
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0MaEsqJRcQ Silver Bells]]" - Debuted in a now little known holiday comedy starring BobHope called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoekfgmbe-o The Lemon-Drop Kid]]''.

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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0MaEsqJRcQ Silver Bells]]" - Debuted in a now little known holiday comedy starring BobHope Creator/BobHope called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoekfgmbe-o The Lemon-Drop Kid]]''.
21st Jun '16 2:08:43 PM gewunomox
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* Pictured above: The ''Franchise/StarWars'' album ''Christmas in the Stars'', which is not quite as infamous as ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' but comparably misconceived (at least they don't sing about "Life Day" here). It featured the voices of Anthony Daniels and, on "R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas," an 18-year-old named [[BonJovi John Bongiovi]].

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* Pictured above: The ''Franchise/StarWars'' album ''Christmas in the Stars'', which is not quite as infamous as ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' but comparably misconceived (at least they don't sing about "Life Day" here). It featured the voices of Anthony Daniels and, on "R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas," an 18-year-old named [[BonJovi [[Music/BonJovi John Bongiovi]].
9th Jun '16 6:31:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPG3zSgm_Qo Christmas Time Is Here]]" by Music/VinceGuaraldi, from ''ACharlieBrownChristmas''.

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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPG3zSgm_Qo Christmas Time Is Here]]" by Music/VinceGuaraldi, from ''ACharlieBrownChristmas''.''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas''.
21st May '16 6:41:50 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''Music/TheBeachBoysChristmasAlbum'' (1964) by Music/TheBeachBoys features the typical holiday chestnuts (e.g. "Frosty the Snowman"), performed in the band's signature surf-rock style, along with five original songs.

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* ''Music/TheBeachBoysChristmasAlbum'' (1964) by Music/TheBeachBoys features the typical holiday chestnuts (e.g. "Frosty the Snowman"), five original songs performed in the band's signature surf-rock style, along with five original songs.seven standards performed in the style of The Four Freshmen.
4th May '16 7:42:31 PM aye_amber
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** Also known for the parody lyrics "Jingle Bells, {{Batman}} smells, Robin laid an egg...", which came full circle when, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[FourthWallObserver himself]] [[AscendedMeme sang them]].

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** Also known for the parody lyrics "Jingle Bells, {{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} smells, Robin laid an egg...", which came full circle when, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[FourthWallObserver himself]] [[AscendedMeme sang them]].
4th May '16 9:31:19 AM Mdumas43073
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** Also known for the parody lyrics "Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg...", which came full circle when, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[FourthWallObserver himself]] [[AscendedMeme sang them]].

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** Also known for the parody lyrics "Jingle Bells, Batman {{Batman}} smells, Robin laid an egg...", which came full circle when, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[FourthWallObserver himself]] [[AscendedMeme sang them]].



* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Vfp48laS8 Happy Christmas (War is Over)]]" by Music/JohnLennon.

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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Vfp48laS8 Happy Christmas (War is Is Over)]]" by Music/JohnLennon.



* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIe3Iao3cTY Christmas Time is Here]]" by Ray Parker, Jr.

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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIe3Iao3cTY Christmas Time is Is Here]]" by Ray Parker, Jr.



** and the Mike-Era "Merry Christmas...If That's Okay", which pokes fun at the whole PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad & the whole stupid "War On Christmas" phenomenon.

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** and the Mike-Era "Merry Christmas... If That's Okay", which pokes fun at the whole seasonal PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad & and the whole stupid "War On on Christmas" phenomenon.
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