3D Weekend Five: Caroling, Cartoons, Christmas Stuff

Matt Helm stole my idea for this week’s Five brought this up in a previous OT — favorite Christmas songs, secular & non-.  I’m also thinking Christmas novelty songs and Christmas cartoon villains…Name your favorites!

5.  Christmas covers (contemporary) : Eagles & Please Come Home for Christmas.  I think of it as a less depressing version of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”.

4.  Christmas covers (classic) : Elvis & Blue Christmas.  A sexy Yuletide?  Only he could make it happen.

3.  Christmas cartoon villain : The Grinch.  Mostly because his hair grew an evil grin too, and that was frightening.  But cool!

2.  New (or recent) Christmas songs (tie): Elton John & Step into Christmas and George Michael’s Last Christmas.  Just fun.

1.  Radio Christmas (tie)(Named for that once-a-year tune that’s every fifth song on the playlist.) Jose Feliciano & Feliz Navidad and Boney M & Mary’s Boy Child.  Utterly infectious, completely joyous, and must be sung at the top of one’s lungs.

10 comments to 3D Weekend Five: Caroling, Cartoons, Christmas Stuff

  • -fritz-

    Christmas cartoon villain…easy…Obama! That is all. Nothing else to report except I may be visiting a chimney near you! Be good boys and girls! Santa knows!!! :-)

  • 5. Christmas covers (contemporary): I know nothing of contemporary music. Get off my lawn; you mess up the pretty snow with your footprints.

    4. Christmas covers (classic): Most anything by Nat King Cole.

    3. Christmas cartoon villain: Scrooge. Always Scrooge. As I grow older, I am becoming Scrooge.

    2. New or recent Christmas songs: Such things do not exist in my universe.

    1. Radio Christmas: I have no idea what this question means.

    Hmm, I dodged most of the questions. This pleases me.

  • Tink in Cali

    Going back to the topic at hand . . . :)
    5. Christmas Covers (contemporary): Winter Wonderland by Annie Lennox – love this version
    4. Christmas Covers (classic): Jingle Bell Rock by Brenda Lee
    3. Villian: Tie between the Grinch and the Abominable Snowman from Rudolf
    2. Original Songs – slightly older: Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney and Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses
    Newer: Is It Time Yet (I Can’t Wait) by Jumbo and Mrs. Claus Ain’t Got Nothing On Me by Little Jackie
    1. Radio: Tie: Run, Run, Rudolf – fairly partial to the Bryan Adams and Chuck Berry versions and Santa Baby, Madonna version

    Only 3 more days!!

  • Matt Helm

    Favorite Christmas video – “Happy Holidays From Bing and Frank.” Floyd posted a clip of it the other day in his OT.

    Christmas overs (contemporary) – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”. Floyd posted it the other day, too.

    Christmas cartoon villain – “The Snow Man” (1932). You think it’s going to be a feel-good cartoon a la Frosty, and then the snow man becomes an evil bastard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWQU1nP61Ms

    Christmas cheese – “Santa Claus” (1968). A Mexican movie that pits Santa against Satan. It might have psychological side effects. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qran0XlICY

    Christmas radio (tie) – Old Time Radio. Lionel Barrymore playing Scrooge, and anyone of The Great Guildersleeve Christmas episodes.

  • Raoul Ortega

    For original songs– Tom Lehrer’s “A Christmas Carol”

    For covers, Gary Hoey’s “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” (he also does an excellent “Linus and Lucy”)

  • goozer

    Here are a few of my favorite contemporary Christmas tunes:

    1. “Winter Wonderland” — Fleming & John

    2. “Winter Wonderland” — Stryper

    3. “Winter Wonderland” — Steve Taylor

    4. “What’s This?” — Danny Elfman

    5. “Fractured Christams” — Boyce Hawkins

    Get ’em while they’re hot — I’ll be removing the DropBox links soon, since he knows when I’ve been bad. And by “he”, I mean RIAA Claus. Gotta keep the hoi polloi from listening to out of print music, dont’cha know. 😉

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