Have a holly jolly Christmas...

Dec 23rd, 2004, 10:43 AM
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oh, and for more trivia

I just googled, apparently Johnny Mercer had a big hit recording of BBICO sung with Margaret Whiting
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Dec 23rd, 2004, 10:45 AM
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Elaine, yes! Although "Neptune's Daughter" did not have a holiday theme, the song "Baby It's Cold Outside" won the Academy Award for Best Song. Another version of this song with Leon Redbone (whom I adore) and Zooey Deschanel played over the credits at the end of the movie "Elf", now available on DVD.

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Dec 23rd, 2004, 10:53 AM
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bc, I didn't know it won the Oscar.
Bolsters my opinion of my own good taste
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Dec 23rd, 2004, 11:00 AM
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Thanks for the info the Elaine, and for the Oscar trivia BC. I'd never have known that.

And savour it, ladies; good taste is rare these days !
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Dec 23rd, 2004, 12:54 PM
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Happy Chrismahanukwanzikah!
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My Christmas wish: to be reclining on Bondi Beach in Australia, sipping on a Bombay martini, whilst a naked Viggo Mortensen fans me with a palm frond.

A white Christmas means white sand to me. I HATE snow. Snow is EVIL.

Happy New Year,
John G, Keith, and Jackie O
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Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy - Bing Crosby & David Bowie
2. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry
3. The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
4. Here Comes Santa Claus - Gene Autry
5. White Christmas - Bing Crosby
6. A Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives
7. My Little Drum - Vince Guaraldi (Charlie Brown Christmas)
8. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - Bruce Springsteen
9. Christmas Shoes - Alabama
10. Last Christmas - Wham!
11. Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
12. Winter Wonderland - Eurythmics
13. Frosty the Snowman - Jimmy Durante
14. Happy X mas - John Lennon
15. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Whitney Houston
16. We Need A Little Christmas - Angela Lansbury
17. Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Johnny Mathis
18. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt (or Madonna)
19. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
20. Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney
21. Home For The Holidays - Perry Como
22. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - U2
23. Christmas Wrapping - Waitresses
24. Rockin Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
25. Do They Know It's Christmas Time - Band Aid
26. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Pretenders
27. Pretty Paper - Willie Nelson
28. All I Want For Christmas (Is You) - Mariah Carey
29. Auld Lang Syne
30. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
31. Sleigh Ride - Carpenters or Johnny Mathis
32. Merry Christmas Baby - Bruce Springsteen
33. Welcome Christmas - Villagers in Whoville
34. Silver Bells - Johnny Mathis
35. Snoopy vs. The Red Baron - Royal Guardsmen
36. Little Saint Nick - Beach Boys
37. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland
38. Merry Christmas Darling - Carpenters
39. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Mannheim Steamroller
40. Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You - Billy Squier
41. Fur Elise - Vince Guarldi
42. Rock and Roll - Christmas - George Thorogood
43. Father Christmas - the Kinks
44. Nuttin' For Christmas - Barry Gordon
45. Silent Night - Boys II Men
46. Twelve Days of Chrsitmas
47. Little Drummer Boy - Bob Seger
48. Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer - Elmo and Patsy
49. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
50. Mary's Boy Child - Boney M (or Harry Belafonte or Nat King Cole)
51. Carol Of The Bells
52. We Wish You A Merry Christmas - the Muppets
53. My Only Wish This Year (Is You) - Britney Spears
54. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) -Trans Siberian Orchestra
55. The Chanukah Song - Adam Sandler
56. White Christmas - Drifter (with Clyde McPhatter)
57. Please Come Home For Christmas - the Eagles
58. You're a Mean One Mr Grinch - (soundtrack)
59. Mele Kalikimaka - Bing Crosby
60. Must Be Santa!
61. Christmas Day - Dido
62. Greensleeves - Vince Guaraldi
63. Let It Snow - Boys II Men
64. This Christmas - Joe
65. Oh Come All Ye Fauthful
66. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Vaughn Monroe
67. Dance Of The Sugar Plum Faries
68. Skating - Vince Guaraldi
69. Oh Come All ye Faithful - Luthor Vandross
70. I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake
71. It Must Have Been The Mistletoe
72. I WAnt A Hippoptamus For Christmas
73. 2000 Miles - Pretenders
74. Silent Night
75. Hallelujah Chorus
76. I Wish Every Day Could Be Like Christmas - Bon Jovi
77. Dominck the Christmas Donkey
78. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
79. Chipmunk Song - the Chipmunks
80. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
81. Jingle Bells - Brian Setzer Orchestra
82. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth - Spike Jones
83. Coventry Carol
84. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
85. Christmas Time Is Here - Peanuts Cast/Vince Guaraldi
86. We Three Kings
87. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - John Melloncamp
88. Away In A Manger
89. The First Noel
90. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
91. Christmas Island - the Andrews Sisiters
92. Oh Christmas Tree
93. Christmas Time - Backstreet Boys
94. Good King Wenceslas - Mannhein Steamroller
95. Here We Come A-Wassailing
96. Gabriel's Message - Sting
97. Christmas At Ground Zero - Weird Al Yankovc
98. 7 O'clock News/Silent Night - Paul Simon
99. Jingle Bells - the Barking Dogs
100. Riu Chiu - the Monkees

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Dec 23rd, 2004, 04:07 PM
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Johnny Mathis and Christmas go together like rum and hot buttered, but he can't have "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." That one belongs to Andy Williams.
As a consolation, Johnny gets "It's a Marshmallow World" or "Winter Wonderland."
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Dec 23rd, 2004, 04:53 PM
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Would I be spoiling the mood by mentioning that here in Canberra it's 32C (90F)? Happy holidays, all.

ThinGorjus, there are better beaches than Bondi, but if it's wall-to-wall hungover and slowly broiling British packpackers you want, you can't do better! (Is Viggo Nortensen one of Santa's elves, perhaps?)

Which reminds me - in the spirit of inclusiveness I heard a brief interview with a guy in California (Allan Katz - sp?) who's created not only a merged Hanukkah-Christmas holiday called Hanumas, but the character of Kosher Claus (complete with Hasidic black hat and sidewhiskers along with the red suit). Hilarious stuff.
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Dec 23rd, 2004, 05:00 PM
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you're not spoiling MY mood, if I could, I'd be on the next plane I'd be on the beach down under
I can't imagine he'd be comfortable in that heavy red suit and hat, does Santa/Father Christmas wear shorts where you are?
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Dec 23rd, 2004, 05:01 PM
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Thin, very funny. Not a bad wish LOL
It's Viggo Mortensen ~BTW~ Lovely man~
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Merry Christmas, and may Santa finance your next dream trip!
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The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) Mel Torme...the best. Please all you people in the snow country, be safe, stay warm, and if you have loved ones coming, I hope they make it to you or are already there. Have a Merry Christmas.
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Just bursting with seasonal spirit -- result of Laphroaig embalming procedure this afternoon at the office -- hence sending all the best to elaine, Judy in Calgary, Scarlett (troll-debunker extraordinaire) gentlemanly Rex, erudite bookchick, Budman, Neil in OZ, moonchild way up north and all the posters who have made 2004 so special...
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Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:21 PM
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Looks like our Christmas is going to be delayed. My daughter, who attends the University of Ottawa, spent seven hours in the Ottawa airport this afternoon and evening waiting for a flight that was finally cancelled. (I gather there was an aircraft, but no crew ... ah the joys of a Candain winter!)

Next available seat: late in the afternoon of Christmas Day. We'll just move the whole celebration (including my 55th birthday) to Boxing Day.

In the meantime, warmest wishes to all.

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Dec 23rd, 2004, 08:18 PM
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Dear tedgale, please let us know when you get your Good news and Happy Holidays to you and yours
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Dec 23rd, 2004, 09:11 PM
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To AnalemAdorne,
With a family scattered all over the globe, over the years we always have the holiday, but often observe a shifting date too, Hope your daughter finds her way safely home to help you celebrate your Birthday!
Wishing you, and all here a very Merry Chridtmas (and even better, Boxing Day, together) Here's a toast to the great blessing of being together with loved ones in mind and spirit!)
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Hark! The Herald angels sing,
Glory to the new born king!
Peace on Earth and mercy mild.
God and sinners reconciled.
Joyful all ye nations rise.
Join the triumph of the skies.
With th'angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem!

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Dec 23rd, 2004, 11:11 PM
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Buon natale to all!!!

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Dec 24th, 2004, 02:53 AM
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Deck the halls and stuff the turkey ...

'HAPPY CHRISTMAS' to everyone!

May your Christmas be filled
... with panettone and limoncello

- and happy travels to all in 2005.

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