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Jingle Bells!

Sorry, sorry; I promise not to use this icon again until Advent but what can you do when Bob Dylan has released a Christmas album? Only out yesterday and it's on You Tube already.



Try it, if you want to punish your eardrums (I'm a fan!). This clip contains possibly the worst version of Oh Little Town of Bethlehem I've ever heard. I can't see this album replacing the Phil Spector Christmas Album



or my favourite, We Three Kings by The Roches. All royalties from Christmas in the Heart are going to charities. Rather than buy it, I'll just be giving money straight to the Salvation Army as usual.

So, apart from *real* Christmas music (The Messiah, carols), what gets you Christmassy? Bing Crosby singing White Christmas? We're Walking In The Air from The Snowman? Or possibly, Silent Night by the Dickies.

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You don't want it for Crimbo then? *crosses it off list*

I must admit I was a bit doubtful when I heard he was releasing a Christmas album, but I'll give it a go.
Sorry! If I wanted to listen to any of those Christmas standards like Chestnuts Roasting I'd pick Nat King Cole or Frank Sinatra to sing them to me.

Edited at 2009-10-14 09:35 am (UTC)
I have heard one or two of those Dylan Christmas songs on the radio. Because I am allergic to his voice as it sounds these days/years, I can tell you this album won't be on my wish list either.

What makes me feel Christmassy... oh, it's way too early to think about Christmas yet. We get Sinterklaas here first, on 5 December (St Nicholas' Eve).
5th December is quite early enough!
This

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hear-Christmas-Heather-Cookie-Raylene-Rankin

is my cheesy Christmas music au choix, but I also have a big thing for Gaudete by Steeleye Span. A Greg Lake's Christmas song, the title of which momentarily eludes me, but you know the one.