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Chrismas Music

Chrismas Music

I was sitting in my house alone late at night when I remember hearing this melody in my head. I must have fallen asleep with it playing for a few minutes, but when I woke up it was playing through the whole house. I never heard that melody before that night. The next day, I searched for the words to the song, but I couldn't find them. So I went to the Open Source Database at Library of Congress to see if anyone else had ever written them down before.

"have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Manchester Orchestra

www.esquire.com)Lean into the sad boy vibes this holiday season with a toned down version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" from Manchester Orchestra. The track dials back the nostalgia and focuses solely on the wistful emotions behind the lyrics to the point that it nearly becomes a melancholic lullaby. 

David Bowie and Bing Crosby — “little Drummer Boy/“peace on Earth)”

In 1977, the modern art-rock star and the old-school silky-voiced crooner joined forces in one of the most unexpectedly successful duets of all time. This famed medley of "Little Drummer Boy" and "Peace on Earth" is not only one of Bowie's most commercially successful songs in his storied career, but it marked one of the last vocal recordings Crosby ever made—having been recorded a month before his death.  

Barenaked Ladies & Sarah Mclachlan – "god Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/we Three Kings"

Fun fact: Barenaked Ladies came out with a Christmas album. More fun fact: the best song on it is the irresistible harmony between the band and McLachlan, whose angelic voice lends itself perfectly to anything to do with Christmas. 

2. ‘last Christmas’ by Wham!

A ballad of doomed romance, ‘Last Christmas’ features sleighbells and synths, plus some truly memorable knitwear in the video. But what really sets ‘Last Christmas’ apart is George Michael’s heart-on-sleeve delivery: his genuine heartbreak horror (‘My God! I thought you were someone to rely on’) and wistful, sexy whispers. The words ‘Merry Christmas’ never sounded so sultry.  

25. ‘peace on Earth/the Little Drummer Boy’ by Bing Crosby and David Bowie

www.timeout.com)25. ‘peace on Earth/the Little Drummer Boy’ by Bing CrosbThis surreal encounter on Bing Crosby’s 42nd Christmas Special between The Thin White Duke and the good ol’ boy of American family TV has become the stuff of legend. After Dave mistakes Bing for a butler and Bing jibes at Bowie’s music taste, they launch into a medley of ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ and ‘Peace On Earth.’ The results are... astounding. (Source:y and David Bowie

31. ‘dear Santa (bring Me a Man This Christmas)’ by the Weather Girls

www.timeout.com)31. ‘dear Santa (bring Me a Man This Christmas)’ by This surreal encounter on Bing Crosby’s 42nd Christmas Special between The Thin White Duke and the good ol’ boy of American family TV has become the stuff of legend. After Dave mistakes Bing for a butler and Bing jibes at Bowie’s music taste, they launch into a medley of ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ and ‘Peace On Earth.’ The results are... astounding. 

 

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