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Favourite Christmas Song and Carol?

Ooohh I like loads.  A couple of faves are :

The Holly and the Ivy. 

Once in Royal David City.........stood a lowly cattle shed.

Silent night, are just a few. 

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  • in the deep mid winter , stormy winds will moan   brill

     

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  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    I saw the play "Lilies on the Land " on Wednesday night about the Women's Land Army and there was a Xmas episode when the landgirls who fraternised with the Italian and German prisoners of war who were put to work helping them in the fields where they all sang "Silent Night" first in English, then in German.  It was quite beautiful and very moving.  Not for the only time during the play the tears were rolling down my cheeks.

  • Pipes of Peace by Paul McCartney always bring shivers down my spine.

     

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    Silent night is one of my favs. Reminds me of my friend, back in the 60's mum who was German.

    Also, Hail,Hail.

    Has anyone seen the film Silent Night, its on TV tonight, well worth a watch .

     

    Y

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Stop the Cavalry by Jonah Lewie and the Coventry Carol.

    Stille nach, heilige nacht, alle klar, langsam var

    Not sure if its right Lyn but that's what I remember from german in year 10.

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Favourite Carol is Silent Night which brings a tear to my eye for the history of it.  An old song that does the same is The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot.  

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,716

    Judy singing 'Have yourself a merry little Christmas' always makes me teary and I love Greg Lake's  'I believe in Father Christmas' with the Prokofiev at the end. image

    Proper carols or hymns - for me, it's hard to beat Hark the Herald Angels Sing, but I love the piece of music 'Crown of Roses' ( Tchaikovsky) which I first heard sung donkey's years ago by the King's Singers. Very moving.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469

    What great choices! I love that so few people on here are barrrrr humbug. I love christmas!

    For me, it's a toss up between Mary's Boy Child by Boney M and Little Donkey!

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    Coming back a bit from Christmas, my absolute fav is the Advent carol, Lo!, he comes on clouds descending. Great to sing in Church.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Only if you can sing Lyn.  I take after my Mum who was told by her Dad that 'you were a great singer before tunes came out'image

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