Songs You Play at the Holidays that Aren't Exactly Holiday Songs

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by BEAThoven, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. BEAThoven

    BEAThoven Forum Resident Thread Starter

    New Jersey
    I know this might be a weird thread, but... I know there are tons of of Xmas albums out there that get broken out at the end of every year, but do you have songs that are not necessarily Xmas- or holiday-themed that you listen to at this time of year?

    I'll start. Every since I found a copy of this LP in the garbage on an NYC street (!) around Thanksgiving about 17 or 18 years ago, this track has become my own personal Xmas carol that I blast out every yuletide:

  2. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor

    Houston, TX
    Accept - "Winter Dreams"

    (excuse the album art)
  3. varitone

    varitone Forum Resident

    Lincs, UK
    En gång i Stockholm

  4. ShockControl

    ShockControl Forum Resident

  5. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    I Want You (She's So Heavy)
  6. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Steely Dan’s “Charlie Freak,” of course.
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  7. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Meet me at the Green Dragon for an ale

    San Diego, CA, USA
    The Bells of St. Genevieve and Other Baroque Delights
  8. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
    The whole Living in the Past Album by Jethro Tull reminds me of Christmas.
    Probably because someone bought me the cassette of that album two days before Christmas 1989
  9. Pierino

    Pierino Forum Resident

    A couple of Beach Boys' songs:

    - "Goin' South"
    - "Time To Get Alone"
    - "Winter Symphony"
    - "California Dreamin'"

    That would make a nice EP!
  10. DirkM

    DirkM Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    Winter is my least favourite season, so what better time to play Apple Venus Vol. 1 and immerse myself in images of spring?
  11. chicofishhead

    chicofishhead Forum Resident

    Chico, California
    Our local Christmas/Hanukkah band the Yule Logs does "Holiday Road" although I associate it with summer because I've only seen the first Vacation movie.
    They have also changed lyrics to adapt some songs into "I Walked with a Reindeer," "Michael and his Christmas Tree" and "North Pole 45789" for the holidays.

    The other day I heard Vince Guaraldi's "Linus and Lucy" referred to as a Christmas song before it was played on the radio. I think it's way too good of a song to only hear during December.
  12. ShockControl

    ShockControl Forum Resident

  13. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

    Irmo, SC
    Rush-Closer to the Heart
  14. Horse Majeure

    Horse Majeure Forum Resident

    Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
    Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn
    Rick Wakeman - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
  15. JamieC

    JamieC Forum Resident

    Detroit Mi USA
    Well, it DOES contain one true Christmas song

    "Hey! Censor! Pass that bottle over here"
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  16. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    EVERY instance of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", by...a "certain section of the population"...who apparently thinks they can get anybody but the gullible to believe it's about "something else", and that's why it's so prevalent in modern culture.
    There oughta be a law about co-opting other people's artistic accomplishments in sevice to their own dogma.

    I bet Yoko still gets that bad taste in her mouth when she thinks of Nike.

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