Christmas Videos, Add Yours

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by hangininthere, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Here's a beautiful flash mob performance by the U.S. Air Force Band at the Smithsonian. It starts out great and just gets better and better.

  2. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    I love this rendition of 'Do You Hear What I Hear?' by Vanessa Williams.

  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    There is one I'd like to post but can't post it. It's "O Holy Night" by Josh Groban. Beautiful song and he sings it with so much feeling. I like his voice. I hope maybe someone can find it and post it. Thanks. GB
  4. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    'Oh Holy Night' by Josh Groban.

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  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Patti, Thank you so much! I love this video. GB
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  6. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    'Children Go Where I Send Thee' by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

    That's his little son being hilarious to his right. Precious kids. Love this song.

  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Excellent idea for a thread, Patti. I love Christmas music. Got rid of my record
    collection a couple of moves back, but I used to have over a hundred albums
    of Christmas music.

    Nice to hear Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring again. The video you posted was
    absent from Youtube for a while. Now I see they've brought it Bach.

    Even though Bach lived during the Baroque period, the music sounds as
    though it might have been written during the Romantic period which didn't
    start until 70 years after Bach's death.

    The other great composer of Bach's time was Handel who was born the
    same year as Bach. Bach died in 1750; the end of the Baroque period.

  8. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Lovely Christmas video, Rock.

    My grandpa had two busts of two of the greats, I forget who. Not sure what they were made of, but it seemed like charcoal-black colored heavy stone.

  9. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Do y'all like The Carpenters??

    This is the FULL ALBUM on YouTube, from A Christmas Portrait, 1984:

    I still have this CD. I remember listening to it, when I would visit my Dad at Christmas. Karen Carpenter had such a beautiful voice!


    Diane :)
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  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Another song I like:

    Celine Dion, Christmas Eve

    I'm on a roll here! :)

  11. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Oh Tannenbaum, Nat King Cole

    In English: Oh Christmas Tree

    My very favorite Christmas song is Bowie/Crosby (David Bowie, Bing Crosby)
    Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy

    I've enjoyed all the submissions on this thread. Vanessa Williams has a beautiful voice. And my favorite Christmas Carol is "O Holy Night".

    I hope y'all enjoy what I've posted. :)

  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Ooops! I almost forgot about BRUCE!

    Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Bruce Springsteen!!!!

    And a live video:

    Diane :D

  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Here's a great Yuletide song from the 60s. And here's my comment on the below
    video that I made 4-5 years ago on Youtube.

    "Love this song. Don't know why it didn't become a Christmas standard. And why
    doesn't someone record it today? I used to have hundreds of Christmas records, but
    it's generally the same two dozen songs recorded over and over. Tnx for the post."


  14. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Here's another ("off the beaten path") Christmas song:

    Old Toy Trains, Roger Miller, 1967

    Old toy trains, little toy tracks
    Little boy toys coming from a sack
    Carried by a man dressed in white and red
    Little boy, don't you think it's time you were in bed?

    Do y'all know this song? Rock got me thinking about songs that we never hear very often.

  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Thanks for posting "Old Toy Trains". Never heard it before. If Roger were here
    I'd ask him about the term "old". Santa brings new toys. Last time I talked to
    Roger (Well, the only time I talked to Roger) was 1968. He was playing in Las
    Vegas. Introduced me to his mother who was wearing an elegant white evening

    I remember reading about Roger in Time Magazine when I was in High School.
    I was impressed with his lyrics for King of the Road. But memories, as we all
    know, sometimes trip us up. According to sites on the net, the song wasn't written
    till 64 or 65 by which time I was done with both high school and college.

    Anyhoo, used to have several of his records including his Broadway Show
    "Big River" which won numerous Tony Awards including Best musical.