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Old 02-10-2013, 21:42
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Unfortunately the great Christmas song is a thing of the past, and great modern Christmas songs are far and few between. However, there are a food good ones from the 21st Century hanging around.

For me, The Darkness' 'Christmas Time' is head and shoulders above the rest, and stands well when put alongside the classics from the 70s and 80s.

What is your favourite(s)?
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Old 02-10-2013, 21:44
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'Christmas Time' is good
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Old 02-10-2013, 23:00
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Perfect Christmas Single-Scott Mills & His Pigs In Blankets
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:39
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I quite like George Michael's recent Christmas Song December Song. It really should have been a bigger hit than it was. Of course it could never have been as classic as Last Christmas but I thought it was the best shot at a new Christmas song in recent years.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:46
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The Florin Street Band - My Favourite Time of Year

Should have been much, much bigger.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:48
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I really like Merry Xmas (Says Your Text Message) by Dragonette.

I heard it driving back home for Christmas break last year from uni, when Graham Norton played it on his radio show. Really put me in the mood!
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:19
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Unfortunately the great Christmas song is a thing of the past, and great modern Christmas songs are far and few between. However, there are a food good ones from the 21st Century hanging around.

For me, The Darkness' 'Christmas Time' is head and shoulders above the rest, and stands well when put alongside the classics from the 70s and 80s.

What is your favourite(s)?
That was also the first (and only) song that popped into my head! I love it so much
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:07
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Gabriella Cilmi's "Warm This Winter" is very catchy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSckgBLs3qM

Also Thea Gilmore's "That'll Be Christmas". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qQAE794uvo

CeeLo Green and the Muppets "All I Need Is Love"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6ttXzJq42Y
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:12
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Mariah Carey - Oh Santa!
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:23
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Sufjan Stevens - Christmas Unicorn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_cPQn6vOdo

epic.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:26
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Marri Nallos - It's Christmas Day

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Old 03-10-2013, 12:45
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Florin Street here too. A beautiful Christmas song and a video of equal Christmassy class. It's a travesty it didnt dent the charts.

Honourable mention to George Micheals December song
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:56
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Geraldine - Once Upon A Christmas Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kmPz5IbU90

Iconic.
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Old 03-10-2013, 13:37
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Tears and Tinsel - Northern Kind
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Old 03-10-2013, 17:40
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All the Christmas singles from The Killers.

Boots is by far my fav though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UymN_kjYeFk
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Old 03-10-2013, 17:46
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proper crimbo.... bo selecta..
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Old 03-10-2013, 18:03
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Britney Spears - my only wish

(i think it was in the 21st century anyway)
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Old 03-10-2013, 18:06
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I know the answer to this one, OP. It's, 'The Ghost of Christmas' by Manic Street Preachers, isn't it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrCHcp8Z0lU
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Old 03-10-2013, 19:21
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Britney Spears - my only wish

(i think it was in the 21st century anyway)
I love that one! I first heard it playing in Debenhams a few years ago and it was before Shazam so it took me a while to figure out it was Britney Embarrassing for such a big fan, I know! I eventually found it and downloaded it.

proper crimbo.... bo selecta..
That one always makes me laugh It's better than all that Slade and Wizzard crap we have to endure every year
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Old 03-10-2013, 19:22
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proper crimbo.... bo selecta..
Great video, but aging now as most of the celebs are either dead or forgotten.
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Old 03-10-2013, 19:25
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I think Mariah Carey - Oh Santa! is really underrated.
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Old 03-10-2013, 20:06
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I think Mariah Carey - Oh Santa! is really underrated.
It's such a rip-off of Outkast's Hey Ya that I cannot take it seriously.
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Old 03-10-2013, 20:09
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I think Sara Bareilles has done a beautiful Christmas song called Love Is Christmas, she really captured the true meaning of Christmas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSKGt4vjSxU

Also, her duet with Ingrid Winter Song is also great, but is not completely Cristmasy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=budTp-4BGM0

I also quite like Michael Buble's Cold December Night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y06oH7nS6Mw
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Old 03-10-2013, 20:36
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Christmas Lights by Coldplay is good

Christmas my Arse by Ricky Tomlinson was also a very funny take on Christmas
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Old 03-10-2013, 20:54
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The Darkness - Christmas Time (Don't let the bells end)

Fantastic song that!
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