Xmas: Best version of Jingle Bell Rock

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Postby RayRay » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:33 pm

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

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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Postby RayRay » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:04 pm

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.

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Postby RayRay » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:08 pm

Although I do have to admit Mariah's version maybe slightly better...

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Postby RayRay » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:10 pm

And isn't Art Garfunkel's version just beautiful?????? :o

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Postby RayRay » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:12 pm

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



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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Postby cheapthrills » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:26 pm

I know you are on to O Come... but for A Marshmallow World, I liked the Darlene Love version:



No other version of "O Come" better than Celine's comes to mind.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:24 pm

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

Simply put, no other version comes CLOSE - that is one insane vocal.
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Postby RayRay » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:22 pm

cheapthrills wrote:for A Marshmallow World, I liked the Darlene Love version:



Thanks for sharing. It's a real fun version. Love it! :D
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Postby stevyy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:26 pm

Wayne wrote:
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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Postby stevyy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:27 pm

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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Postby BlueScorpion » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:23 pm

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.
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Postby RayRay » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:59 pm



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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Postby Wayne » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:03 pm

The only version that matters:

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Postby RayRay » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:05 pm



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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Postby Colbie » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:09 pm

Starry eyes sparking up my darkest night
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Postby croatiaxtina » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:25 pm

I love duet that Cee Lo Green and Xtina did of this song. Beautiful
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Postby cheapthrills » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:23 pm

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! :lol:
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Postby RayRay » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:28 pm

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:

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Postby cheapthrills » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:37 pm

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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Postby Goldmoney » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:47 pm

cheapthrills wrote: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
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Postby menime123 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:50 am

RayRay wrote:

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 :lol: ). Both modern classics imo.
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Postby Affillate » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:30 am

menime123 wrote: followed by Mickey Bubbles (Bublé :lol: ). 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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Postby RayRay » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:43 am

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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Postby RayRay » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:00 pm



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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Postby DOSSOME » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:15 pm

I only know of Madonna's version tbh... which I like btw
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