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  • Xmas: Best version of Blue Christmas

    With new Christmas albums by Fantasia, Gwen Stefani and a new Christmas single by Mariah Carey... Christmas 2017 has officially started!

    Songs we talked about:

    Page 1:
    Marshmallow World
    O Come All Ye Faithful
    Baby It's Cold Outside
    The Christmas Song
    Santa Baby

    Page 2:
    O Holy Night
    White Christmas
    Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

    Page 3:
    Sleigh Ride
    River
    Twelve Days Of Christmas
    We Wish You A Merry Christmas
    Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

    Page 4:
    Away In A Manger
    Jingle Bells
    Jingle Bell Rock
    Do You Hear What I Hear

    Page 5:
    Winter Wonderland
    Go Tell It On The Mountain
    Deck The Halls
    All I Want For Christmas Is You
    Last Christmas

    Page 6:
    Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
    Silver Bells
    We Three Kings (Of Orient Are)
    Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Page 7:
    It Should Be Christmas Everyday
    Merry Christmas Baby
    Carol of the Bells
    Do They Know It's Christmas

    Page 8:
    In The Bleak Midwinter
    The Merry Christmas Polka
    What Child Is This
    This Christmas
    I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
    Wonderful Christmastime

    Page 9:
    Joy To The World
    What Christmas Means To Me
    Angels We Have Heard On High
    Blue Christmas

    What is this thread about?
    Every few days I'll post a Christmas song to talk about. Let's start it off with Marshmallow World.

    My favorite version is by She & Him.

    If you know a "better" version, please post it here.

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  • #2
    So either:
    - everyone agrees it's the best version of Marshmallow World
    - or no one gives a ....
    - or it was the wrong song to start with

    Let's try another. My favorite version of O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) is by Celine Dion.

    [youtube:216kuf4j]JcsJ-1l3PY4[/youtube:216kuf4j]
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    • #3
      Although I do have to admit Mariah's version maybe slightly better...

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      • #4
        And isn't Art Garfunkel's version just beautiful??????

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        • #5
          Another favorite of mine is the version I grew up with by Jim Reeves:

          [youtube:3bbm4ed0]Ddqombavpyg[/youtube:3bbm4ed0]

          So what's your favorite version? One of the above? Or do you have a favorite version I didn't mention?
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          • #6
            I know you are on to O Come... but for A Marshmallow World, I liked the Darlene Love version:

            [youtube:2xqhld6x]OROUPOzb-r0[/youtube:2xqhld6x]

            No other version of "O Come" better than Celine's comes to mind.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RayRay
              Let's try another. My favorite version of O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) is by Celine Dion.

              [youtube:1g0u6q9c]JcsJ-1l3PY4[/youtube:1g0u6q9c]
              Simply put, no other version comes CLOSE - that is one insane vocal.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cheapthrills
                for A Marshmallow World, I liked the Darlene Love version:

                [youtube:8kkf7tcd]OROUPOzb-r0[/youtube:8kkf7tcd]
                Thanks for sharing. It's a real fun version. Love it!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wayne

                  Simply put, no other version comes CLOSE - that is one insane vocal.
                  It is immensely beautiful. I also like Susan Boyle's rendition of it. It's such a great song in general.
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                  • #10
                    I hope RayRay is going to highlight my personal favourite christmas song... and no it has nothing to do with Mariah. I will not tell you what it is... Maybe after Xmas or maybe Ray will put it on in this thread. <3

                    Xmas music is awesome in general. But my fave song, is simply The BEST
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                    • #11
                      What Mariah did by mixing it with the Hallelujah chorus was just insane. It's my favorite version.

                      As stevyy mentioned, Susan Boyle's version is also amazing.
                      You ain't gotta break down,
                      YOU'RE TOO STRONG!"

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                      • #12
                        [youtube:2dy7n6mf]6bbuBubZ1yE[/youtube:2dy7n6mf]

                        This duet is a real classic done by so many different artists.
                        I guess this duet between Michael Bublé and Idina Menzel is one of my favorite renditions.
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                        • #13
                          The only version that matters:

                          [youtube:1ca9e7j8]wNWsk6AUqGU[/youtube:1ca9e7j8]

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                          • #14
                            [youtube:2l0anmu4]ucayQUCj044[/youtube:2l0anmu4]

                            This version is fun too. Linda Eder sings the part that usually is sung by the male voice.
                            The lyrics have changed as well to make it a duet between mother and son, which gives it a different feel than the lovers versions.
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                            • #15
                              [youtube:38yhk88q]kECPnhyFjjU[/youtube:38yhk88q]

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                              • #16
                                I love duet that Cee Lo Green and Xtina did of this song. Beautiful
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                                • #17
                                  I have a guilty pleasure for the version by Nick Lachey and Jessica SImpson. I sing Jessica's part and that way Nick is telling me Ill freeze out there.

                                  Nick, there's no need to spike my drink!

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                                  • #18
                                    One of the most covered Christmas songs probably is The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire). Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera... who hasn't done a rendition of this beautiful ballad?

                                    My favorite is by Linda Eder:

                                    [youtube:11muarfb]dq6_buzEhak[/youtube:11muarfb]
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                                    • #19
                                      I just don't think anything will ever top Nat King Cole's version - it is iconic at this point. And the warmth in his voice mirrors the open fire he sings about.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by cheapthrills
                                        I just don't think anything will ever top Nat King Cole's version - it is iconic at this point. And the warmth in his voice mirrors the open fire he sings about.
                                        Pretty much
                                        Originally posted by SawyerHewitt
                                        All dem dead musicians rolling over in their graves 'cause they were never able to come up w/smth as epic and timeless as Kween when she crafted this.

                                        Happy B' day, We beGOAT together <3

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by RayRay
                                          [youtube:mgrf6z8h]6bbuBubZ1yE[/youtube:mgrf6z8h]

                                          This duet is a real classic done by so many different artists.
                                          I guess this duet between Michael Bublé and Idina Menzel is one of my favorite renditions.

                                          Idina’s entire Christmas album is such a beautiful record... including her cover of The Christmas Song. It’s such a ‘The decorations are let’s sit and look at it all with mulled wine’ sort of album.

                                          Totally not ashamed to say that once my tree is up, I put a log fire burning on my tv and play her album... followed by Mickey Bubbles (Bublé ). Both modern classics imo.
                                          M08T10

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by menime123
                                            followed by Mickey Bubbles (Bublé ). Both modern classics imo.
                                            This has been #1 almost every December since it was released in Australia, (2011-2014), held off by Adele in 2015 and didnt return to #1 until January 2017.
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                                            • #23
                                              I'm not to fond of Idina's voice, although I did buy the album.
                                              Michael Bubble on the other hand is one of my all time favorite Christmas albums. His voice is heaven.
                                              And he used the Bing Crosby arrangements that I love so much. An absolute winner.
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                                              • #24
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                                                The first Christmas album I ever bought myself was A Very Special Christmas back in 1987, because of Madonna and Whitney.

                                                Although Eartha Kitt did a very decent (original) version of Santa Baby and Kylie Minogue did a nice rendition as well, my favorite take on this song has to be Madonna.
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                                                • #25
                                                  I only know of Madonna's version tbh... which I like btw

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