Best Modern Original Christmas Songs

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by FrixFrixFrix, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. BrutandCharisma

    BrutandCharisma Forum Resident

    Denver, Colorado
    Sorry, but Billy Squier's Christmas number is a time machine back to 1981 when MTV was fresh and pretty damn fun.

    Martha Quinn was cute too.

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  2. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    The song was released as a 45 (RCA 3709-7-R) and on a various-artists compilation in 1990 under the name "'Til Santa's Gone (I Just Can't Wait)." The same recording as on the 45 was included on his 1995 Christmas album with the revised title "'Til Santa's Gone (Milk and Cookies)."
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  3. DirkM

    DirkM Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    The whole EP is fantastic (half covers, half originals), but Red Ribbon Foxes is the masterpiece on A Fine Frenzy's Oh Blue Christmas:

  4. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Good call. It does sound classic. Kelly's contribution to Xmas music. Hard to achieve this late in the Xmas music game; but she sure pulled it off.
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  5. Brian Mc

    Brian Mc Forum Resident

    Denver, CO
    "Merry Christmas Broken Hearts"

    I also love the Memphis Ukulele Band's fantastic cover of "Gee Whiz It's Christmas"...newly released, but written decades ago.
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  6. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

    Brookings, Oregon
    I think Michael Bublé and his Christmas album is the best thing since sliced bread! I am a huge fan of Christmas albums from the Golden Age like Nat King Cole's The Christmas Song and Johnny Mathis's Merry Christmas, but Bublé's holiday album is the only one from this century that ranks right up there with those classic ones.
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  7. Charlie DJ

    Charlie DJ Forum Resident

    Dallas, Tx USA
  8. Talisman954

    Talisman954 Forum Resident

    Tom Chaplin. 12 Tales Of Christmas
    The lead singer of the band Keane.
    Absolutely the best Christmas album IMO of the last 20 years.
    This was the first single he wrote called Midnight Mass
    It was released last December 2017
  9. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

    Brookings, Oregon
    Faith Hill's A Baby Changes Everything. One of the finest modern sacred Christmas songs of this century.

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  10. The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man Forum Resident

  11. Gaslight


    Northeast USA
    I really enjoy this one (2011)

  12. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Great lyrics. I wish the choir was a bit more prominent, but nice indeed! Reminds of the type of lyrics from "Breath of Heaven" from the early 90s.
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  13. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

    Brookings, Oregon
    Oh indeed, I love Breath of Heaven as well. I really like Vince Gill's great version with the late Patrick Williams glorious orchestral arrangement.
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  14. Mr. E. Tramp

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  15. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
  16. Bill Bright

    Bill Bright Well-Known Member

    Have any of the Beagles been tested for sensory processing disorders?
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  17. jlf

    jlf Custom Title Unlocked

    United States
    Catchy melody in the chorus and the sax is fun. Your vocalist sounds like he’s a bit out of breath though, which makes it hard to fully enjoy
  18. dsdu

    dsdu Forum Resident

    Santa Cruz, CA
    Willie Nelson and Stephen Colbert - The Greatest Gift of All
  19. bgart13

    bgart13 Forum Resident

    Mundelein, IL
  20. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Thank you for checking it out and your comments. Lead vocals (and all guitar) are mine, and I am not as great a singer as some of the other 5 singers on the track, but felt I could put this tune across. Lots of my songs do give lead vox to one of the women.
  21. d.s.l.

    d.s.l. Forum Resident ^O;O^

    Robbie Robertson - "Happy Holidays" (2019)

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  22. ShockControl

    ShockControl Bon Vivant and Raconteur!

    Lotus Land
    The ultimate modern Christmas song would be "The Christmas Song," because of its chromaticism.
  23. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Forum Resident

    I really like Matt Pond PA’s winterized version of Lindsey Buckingham’s classic Holiday Road:

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  24. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Forum Resident

    The Raveonettes — Christmas Ghosts

  25. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Forum Resident

    The Weepies — All that I Want

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