Are you playing Christmas songs? Which ones?

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  1. rickt

    rickt Gold Supporting Member

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    Are playing in front of friends and family? Gigs?
     
  2. tele1951

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    Our band is adding Run,Run Rudolph ( Bryan Adams version) and All I Want fr Christmas is You( Vince Vance version)
     
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    After Thanksgiving I add a Winter Season Sing-Along to my sets. I put lyric sheets out around venue for a bunch of holiday songs + acoupla feel good songs:
    • BLUE CHRISTMAS_Hayes/Johnson/1948
    • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN_ Coots/Gillespie/1934
    • THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS_An English carol_Lyrics/1708 & Music/1909_NOTE: You can substitute Solstice, Kanzaa or Hanukkah for Christmas
    • SILENT NIGHT_First performed in 1818 in Omendorf, Austria
    • DECK THE HALLS_19th century British lyrics set to a 15th Century Welsh ballad
    • WHITE CHRISTMAS_Irving Berlin/1942
    • JINGLE BELLS_Published in England in 1857.
    • LEAN ON ME_Bill Withers/1972
    • RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER_Based on the 1939 story
    • AWAY IN A MANGER_The lyrics are lost in time; the melody was first published in 1895
    • MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY_JOHNNY MOORE (BLAZERS)_1947
    • MERRY XMAS/WAR IS OVER_John Lennon
    • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR_Washington/Rose/1940
    • THE WASSAIL SONG_The Wassail Song
    • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS_Marlin/Lewis/1944
    • FROSTY THE FUNKY SNOWMAN_Rollins/Nelson/1950
    • WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS (Figgy Pudding Song)_English Traditional
    • AULD LANG SYNE (Old Times Sake)_Robert Burns/1788
     
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    2 winners
     
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    Run Run Rudolph (Adams version)
    White Christmas (Bad Religion)
    Father Christmas
    Please Be Home for Christmas
    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
    Santa Claus is coming to town
     
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    Please Come For Christmas (eagles)
    Jingle Bell Rock
    Santa Clause is Coming To Town
    Sleigh ride ( instrumental Los Straightjackets style)
     
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    Enter sandman jingle bells mashup
    Blue Christmas
    Christmas- baby please come home
     
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    Run Run Rudolph

    Christmas Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
     
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    Another Run Run Rudolph.
     
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    **** no.
     
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    At my church during greeting so far I’ve played Christmas Time is Here, Winter Wonderland and White Christmas.
     
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    rickt Gold Supporting Member

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    Cool idea. What is the response?
     
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    There are so many great versions of that song. My favorite is the Johnny Winter version,
     
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    Varies. There's a local brewery where they get big crowds during the holidays, lots of families with kids; there, it's a hit with lots of participation. Some venues it's not as popular, you maybe get 2 or 3 tables singing along. If folks aren't into it, I just leave em alone, stop telling them that the lyrics are there, just sing on my own. The songs have a shelf life of 4 weeks. After Christmas I pull em outa of my playlists.

    A duo I was in the last few years did a similar thing but more of a Cabin Fever Sing-Along - I live in north central Minnesota and we're all more than ready by the time spring arrives; same thing, lyrics sheets out on tables but we're doing songs about the sun, blue skies, summer. We did a Cinco de Mayo Sing-Along 3 years in a row at another brewery. To be clear, the sing-along songs are scattered throughout my regular playlists, so, for example, I have 2 gigs this Saturday, a 3-hour daytime thing where holiday sing-along songs account for about 1/3 of all songs and then a 2-hour evening gig at a taproom where holiday songs are about half of all tunes.
     
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    Did a one-off gig on Saturday...corporate Christmas party; had to learn Nat King Cole's version of The Christmas Song (Fabulous!) and also Jingle Bell Rock (Bobby Helms)...not so fabulous but still a little fun to learn. I mentioned this to a friend of mine from Indiana and he told me his aunt knew Bobby Helms and that it apparently took 50 or 60 takes to get the vocal right!!
     
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    Merry Christmas, I Don't want to fight tonight - Ramones
     
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    Got my wife a Mandolin in June.... trying to jam 'Merry Christmas from the Family" - REK with her by Xmas
     
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    I recorded one and posted it to YouTube just for fun:

     
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    I used to play miracculium by lincoln Brewster every year at church but I've changed churches and no longer have a band capable of playing it .
    So this year its gonna be angels we have heard on high by passion and joy unspeakable joy by Chris Tomlin
     
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    I always work up White Christmas and Christmas Time is Here for solo guitar.

    If I have a regular solo gig I will add a couple of others along with Auld Lang Syne.
     

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