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Cinny

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Who already listened to a Christmas song or album this year?

In Canada, we have Thanksgiving in October. So, as soon as November 11th is observed, it is game on for Christmas advertising, shopping, and the START of the odd Christmas song being shuffled on.

Now, we haven't had a particularly snowy Autumn yet, and that is what honestly triggers it for me.

But I JUST found Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas album and it is damn good. It's the kinda jazz that approaches funky though it precedes Funk - I think because it's got "swing".

Anyway, I know it is still awfully early and Americans haven't had Thanksgiving or Black Friday yet. I am not playing Christmas every day yet but I won't stop now if I want to hear a song here and there.

xmas


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Reply #1 posted 11/16/21 11:33am

Cinny

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Remember Kathleen Battle who sang opera on Janet Jackson's "This Time"? I just found her 1986 Christmas CD. CD

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Reply #2 posted 11/16/21 11:51am

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One of our local radio stations went 100% Christmas music a couple weeks ago. I have been listening to that. I myself have not pulled out any holidsy CDs but I will probably grab my Mariah CDs next week.😁
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Reply #3 posted 11/16/21 12:26pm

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One of our radio stations plays all Christmas music for a couple of months, so I heard a little bit last night

Also, I wrote and recorded a Christmas song years ago so I’ve heard that recently
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Reply #4 posted 11/16/21 2:30pm

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I'm due to give birth within the next week so I had to make sure all my Christmas shopping was done early this year. So my Christmas preparations started in October. And yes, that includes listening to Christmas songs.
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Reply #5 posted 11/17/21 7:51am

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See the source image

Kellys 2nd Christmas album just came out. I really liked the last one.

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Reply #6 posted 11/17/21 8:25am

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Not yet next week. 😁 Will post then.
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Reply #7 posted 11/17/21 2:07pm

Cinny

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EmmaMcG said:

I'm due to give birth within the next week so I had to make sure all my Christmas shopping was done early this year. So my Christmas preparations started in October. And yes, that includes listening to Christmas songs.

CONGRATULATIONS! biggrin Oh, that is lovely.

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Reply #8 posted 11/17/21 2:09pm

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Cinny said:


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Just bought the new 2021 vinyl pressing of this with the original album art:

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Reply #9 posted 11/17/21 2:17pm

Cinny

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paisleypark4 said:

See the source image

Kellys 2nd Christmas album just came out. I really liked the last one.


Her first one for sure was one of the only recent albums with worthy originals to add to the Christmas canon. I am interested too!

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Reply #10 posted 11/17/21 2:18pm

Cinny

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kitbradley said:

One of our local radio stations went 100% Christmas music a couple weeks ago. I have been listening to that. I myself have not pulled out any holidsy CDs but I will probably grab my Mariah CDs next week.😁

mr.green xmas

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Reply #11 posted 11/17/21 2:19pm

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alphastreet said:

One of our radio stations plays all Christmas music for a couple of months, so I heard a little bit last night Also, I wrote and recorded a Christmas song years ago so I’ve heard that recently

Our stations haven't flipped over yet, though they already had in 2020 by this time. Like I said, no one is quite ready yet until it gets snowy.

I got some Christmas tracks I produced in 1999 and 2001 I always dig out. music

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Cinny said:

paisleypark4 said:

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Kellys 2nd Christmas album just came out. I really liked the last one.


Her first one for sure was one of the only recent albums with worthy originals to add to the Christmas canon. I am interested too!

Yes. Her voice is getting better and better.

Jojo also had a good one. The song "December Baby" was funky too.

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Reply #13 posted 11/17/21 3:30pm

alphastreet

Cinny said:



alphastreet said:


One of our radio stations plays all Christmas music for a couple of months, so I heard a little bit last night Also, I wrote and recorded a Christmas song years ago so I’ve heard that recently

Our stations haven't flipped over yet, though they already had in 2020 by this time. Like I said, no one is quite ready yet until it gets snowy.

I got some Christmas tracks I produced in 1999 and 2001 I always dig out. music



Cool! I wrote and produce mine in 1999 as well! Yeah 98.1 chfi often switches to Christmas format every year
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Reply #14 posted 11/17/21 3:39pm

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Still on the fence about Christmas music, I try my best though especially if it’s an artist I love. I dig the few Christmas cuts Aretha did for Columbia records.
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Reply #15 posted 11/17/21 4:30pm

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Cinny said:



EmmaMcG said:


I'm due to give birth within the next week so I had to make sure all my Christmas shopping was done early this year. So my Christmas preparations started in October. And yes, that includes listening to Christmas songs.

CONGRATULATIONS! biggrin Oh, that is lovely.



Thanks smile

I'd highly recommend Shakin' Stevens Christmas album. I don't know how well known Shakin' Stevens is over in Canada (I'm guessing he's not) but he was an Elvis-type rocknroller from the 80s. He had a lot of big hits in Europe that still get played a lot today. Especially his song "Merry Christmas Everyone", which you really can't avoid over here at Christmas time. His cover of Blue Christmas is also worth checking out. But what a lot of people don't know is that he released an entire album of Christmas songs. I'm sure the whole thing is up in YouTube or whatever and like I said, I'd highly recommend it.
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Reply #16 posted 11/17/21 8:55pm

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I've been listening to Morris Day's Christmas song (Cooler Than Santa Claus) and a song by Jose Feliciano called The Cherry Tree Carol all this entire year. About a month ago I watched the Last Christmas video by Wham!, which has been restored into 4K. Recently I listened to a Clarence Carter singles compilation CD I have and it has Back Door Santa on it. You might know it as Christmas In Hollis by Run-DMC. razz

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Reply #17 posted 11/18/21 7:47am

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MickyDolenz said:

Recently I listened to a Clarence Carter singles compilation CD I have and it has Back Door Santa on it. You might know it as Christmas In Hollis by Run-DMC. razz

"Back Door Santa" is a damn funky Christmas tune. lol Reminds me, I bought the Record Store Day 12" of Christmas In Hollis b/w Peter Piper and the INSTRUMENTALS for both. biggrin

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Reply #18 posted 11/18/21 7:48am

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EmmaMcG said:

Cinny said:

CONGRATULATIONS! biggrin Oh, that is lovely.

Thanks smile I'd highly recommend Shakin' Stevens Christmas album. I don't know how well known Shakin' Stevens is over in Canada (I'm guessing he's not) but he was an Elvis-type rocknroller from the 80s. He had a lot of big hits in Europe that still get played a lot today. Especially his song "Merry Christmas Everyone", which you really can't avoid over here at Christmas time. His cover of Blue Christmas is also worth checking out. But what a lot of people don't know is that he released an entire album of Christmas songs. I'm sure the whole thing is up in YouTube or whatever and like I said, I'd highly recommend it.

Yeah, we get UK stuff as well! xmas canada

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Reply #19 posted 11/18/21 7:50am

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paisleypark4 said:

Cinny said:


Her first one for sure was one of the only recent albums with worthy originals to add to the Christmas canon. I am interested too!

Yes. Her voice is getting better and better.

Jojo also had a good one. The song "December Baby" was funky too.

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I remember that from last year! I really liked "Holidays" by Meghan Trainor featuring Earth Wind & Fire last year but it is now unfortunately linked mentally to a very lonely distanced 2020 Christmas.

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Reply #20 posted 11/18/21 7:50am

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MickyDolenz said:

I've been listening to Morris Day's Christmas song (Cooler Than Santa Claus)


That one is super fun. cool

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Reply #21 posted 11/18/21 8:10am

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Only ABBA's "Little Things" because it's in the middle of their new album Voyage. It will be released as a CD single this year.



Otherwise, I prefer to wait until my Christmas tree is up after Thanksgiving to listen to Christmas music and start on my growing list of holiday movies.

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Reply #22 posted 11/18/21 11:43am

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sexton said:

Only ABBA's "Little Things" because it's in the middle of their new album Voyage. It will be released as a CD single this year.



Otherwise, I prefer to wait until my Christmas tree is up after Thanksgiving to listen to Christmas music and start on my growing list of holiday movies.

Interesting! I have actually yet to give that new ABBA a spin. CD

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Reply #23 posted 11/18/21 12:27pm

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alphastreet said:

Cinny said:

Our stations haven't flipped over yet, though they already had in 2020 by this time. Like I said, no one is quite ready yet until it gets snowy.

I got some Christmas tracks I produced in 1999 and 2001 I always dig out. music

Cool! I wrote and produce mine in 1999 as well! Yeah 98.1 chfi often switches to Christmas format every year

Thanks for the heads-up! smile I am streaming it now. I am in charge of the playlist for a Christmas party in 24 days, so I am getting some inspiration now.

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Reply #24 posted 11/18/21 12:33pm

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Hamad said:

Still on the fence about Christmas music, I try my best though especially if it’s an artist I love. I dig the few Christmas cuts Aretha did for Columbia records.

Is it "Kissing By The Mistletoe"? music

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Reply #25 posted 11/18/21 12:50pm

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Cinny said:



Hamad said:


Still on the fence about Christmas music, I try my best though especially if it’s an artist I love. I dig the few Christmas cuts Aretha did for Columbia records.

Is it "Kissing By The Mistletoe"? music



Hmm I never heard that one before. I love her version of The Christmas Song smile

Aretha could absolutely anything, I’d be on board just on the premise alone.
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Reply #26 posted 11/18/21 1:57pm

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No albums yet but definitely songs, especially one of my favorite Christmas songs ever. Carol of the Bells.
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Reply #27 posted 11/18/21 7:26pm

alphastreet

Cinny said:



alphastreet said:


Cinny said:


Our stations haven't flipped over yet, though they already had in 2020 by this time. Like I said, no one is quite ready yet until it gets snowy.

I got some Christmas tracks I produced in 1999 and 2001 I always dig out. music



Cool! I wrote and produce mine in 1999 as well! Yeah 98.1 chfi often switches to Christmas format every year

Thanks for the heads-up! smile I am streaming it now. I am in charge of the playlist for a Christmas party in 24 days, so I am getting some inspiration now.



Great to hear! Holiday parties are fun
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Reply #28 posted 11/18/21 7:27pm

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I'm hearing nothing but Christmas songs right now on the Stephanie Mills and Chaka Kahn Verzuz show.

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Reply #29 posted 11/19/21 7:52am

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xmas Yesterday, I bought:
CD ABBA - Voyage (track three "Little Things" lyrically is a family Christmas morning scene)
CD Eric Clapton - Happy Xmas (great album only a couple years old but I heard lots at work)
CD Kelly Clarkson - When Christmas Comes Around (NEW this year)
CD Disney Holidays
CD Holly Johnson - It's A Snow Globe World canada
CD Norah Jones - I Dream Of Christmas (NEW this year)
CD Anne Murray - Christmas canada
CD Here Comes Santa Claus - 29 Swinging Chestnuts (check out that tracklist!)
CD Dolly Parton - A Holly Dolly Christmas (2020)
CD Steve Perry - The Season (NEW this year)
CD Shaggy - Christmas In The Islands (NEW this year)
CD The Tenors - Christmas Together
CD Carrie Underwood - My Gift (NEW this year)

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