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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Feedback Saturday (#14)

Here's the deal . . .

Yet again Feedback Friday has inexplicably become Feedback Saturday. Where does the time go? I'm trying here people . . . I really am. This blog thing might sound good on paper, but then you realize that you actually have to sit down at the computer, turn the brain on and write the sucker. I'm not complaining or anything. I mean, I guess it could be a whole lot worse. I could decide to change the format of Procrastination Station to one of those ever popular "News and Politics Blogs".

That sound you hear is me shuddering at the thought.

Anyway -

This week were gonna stick with the musical theme (see previous post . . . please) and find out just how many of you are willing to step up to the plate and bare your souls about which particular Christmas song decks your halls and rings your silver bells.

That's it - I want to know what your favorite Christmas song is. I also want to know what version you like . . . as in who you prefer singing your chosen song. It might be Nat King Cole, it might be The Bare Naked Ladies or it might be Alvin, Simon and Theodore. I don't care, I just want to read about it in my tidy little comments section tomorrow when I finally wake up and log back on.

As mentioned last week - I don't want to see the words "Barry" or "Manilow" . . . come to think of it, I also don't want to see the words "Backstreet" or "Boys" anywhere near the comments section. Undr - behave yourself. You don't have any points left for me to dock.

This should be fun.

Ben O.


Blogger Jessica said...

I was raised Jewish, but I love Christmas music. My fave is Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee... because it reminds me of going to see Home Alone in the theater when I was younger with my mom and bro. Plus it's a hoppin' tune. And I like All I Want For Christmas is You by... um... am I allowed to say Mariah or Carey in this comment?

11:10 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Dang, this poll is harder than Sadie's!
I guess I'd have to go with It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams. This one takes me back to my childhood and all the warm, fuzzy feelings of Christmas!

8:01 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Jessica - I love Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree as well. It sounds so '50s to me. I don't even know when it was recorded, but it just sounds like American Graffiti in a Christmas Song. I'll let you slide on the Mariah Carey just this once.

Tshsmom - I love it! We beat Sadie in difficulty level. She must be slipping.


Ben O.

10:15 AM  
Blogger arkie said...

First, let me get this out of the way...

Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley is one of my favorites, and Please Come Home for Christmas by The Eagles is another one I love.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I love Brenda Lee's "Rockin around the Christmas tree" too... also.. " Jingle Bell Rock" and " I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus" .. Christmas music is awesome!!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Faiytale of New York by The Pogues is top of my list... it's an Irish thing, I'm sure, 'cos I'd never heard it until we moved over here.

After that is White Christmas by Wham! (haha you didn't say anything about Wham! Ben-O I think they may rank right up there with TheBandsWeMayNotMention!)
Cheesy as it is, it reminds me of a crush I had on someone when I was a teenager and he was kind to me even though he found out and didn't feel the same. So, warm happy thoughts, as are fitting for this time of year.

12:34 PM  
Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee, Blue Christmas by Elvis, Jingle Bell Rock, White Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer are my favorites. Oh yeah-All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth too.

Is there anymore bands we can't mention?? LOL :)

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I really love Christmas music in general -- all except, that is, that crazy Porky Pig thing. But two of my favorites are Snoopy's Christmas (corny as it is, it always makes my eyes leak), The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole; and Mary's Boy Child is one of my new favorites, by Bony M -- CD is on the way!! I found it very interesting that so many of you youngsters (compared to me) like Rockin'...by Brenda Lee. I hear it on my "oldies" station all the time, and yeah, I like it too.

2:16 PM  
Blogger BUDDESS said...

White Christmas(Wham), Little Drummer boy(Boney M)would probably be on my list. I see you have been busy lately. We have had our access restricted and I am so sad to be missing reading your station regularly.

1:47 AM  
Blogger Underachiever said...

I was gonna say, "The Backstreet Boys sing Barry Manilow's Holiday Favorites", but you told me to behave.


PS I like Grandma got runover by a Reindeer. Did you expect anything else? I didn't think so.

1:51 AM  
Blogger Sizzle said...

If Barry Manilow is off limits does that mean that Wham! is okay? I like their "Last Christmas" song.

But really my answer is "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" sung by Ella Fitzgerald.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Sass said...

How fun. I absolutely LOVE the "All I want for Christmas" and Little Drummer Boy by David Bowie

9:26 AM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

Hey Ben!
Sorry I was absent this weekend. Man, is it just me or do the Christmas Parties just keep stacking up? Seems like every weekend belongs to the mad rush--I'm exausted.

My favorite Christmas songs are:

Come Home for Christmas--Don Henly (sp) the guy from the Eagles. This song makes me tear up.

Winter Wonderland--Annie Lenox--her voice! It has been known to give me goosebumps

Santa Clause is Comin' to Town--The Boss

Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time--Paul McCartney--I have to crank this song up. It is so unbearably dredful that I love it. It's so disgustingly bad--it's good.

That one by the GooGoo Dolls--can't remember the title.

anything sung by Bing Crosby

The Carol of the Bells

12:40 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

D-oh! The Wham! song is Last Christmas, not White Christmas... looks like my brain has gone on holiday already, lol!

1:38 PM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Arkie - Blue Christmas is pretty good. Hard to vote against The King.

Shannon - I sort of like the image of Dad dressed up as Santa and Mommie kissing him. It's cute.

Terri - I haven't heard the Pogues song, but I do actually like the Wham! song you are trying to remember - "Last Christmas"

Beading Gal - Great choices . . . YOu might not want to mention anyone with the last name of Simpson, God bless 'em.

Mom Rocks! - Yep, you can just go ahead and write Nat in at the top of the list . . . in ink no less.

Buddess - so good to hear from ya again. Wham! is one of those bands that you like, but you feel a little strange. I always look around to see if anyone is watching while I mouth the words.

Undr - Grandma Got Run-over is really funny. I remember when it came out and that was all any station ever played all Christmas.

Ms. Sizzle - Welcome . . . Ella is one of the greats. Such a wonderful voice.

Sass - Great choices . . . and I agree, you all are making this really fun.

Sadie - The Carol of the Bells is almost haunting - nice selection. That Simply having song is too much. I think it took all of 1 keyboard to record it. Hard to talk bad about Sir Paul, but hey . . . what are ya gonna do?

Ben O.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Nonny said...

"Jingle Bell Rock" by Peggy Lee. I love that song. I always think about "Home Alone" now when I hear it.

Sorry I haven't been around buddy. Real busy at work. Changed the site up a little. Come check it out when you get a chance.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Santa Baby!
But I have no idea who sings it...


I'm no good at these, am I?

6:58 PM  
Blogger Best of Blogger said...

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree is mine also.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Anything by Bing, of course. Anything by Nat King Cole, of course. And anything by Johnny Mathis.

Other than that, Tori Amos' version of The Little Drummer Boy.

8:57 AM  
Blogger flea said...

anything by Bonnie M ranks fairly high for me but my all time fave is Brenda Lee's Rockin around the Christmas Tree. you just don't get songs like that anymore today.

11:19 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

but then you realize that you actually have to sit down at the computer, turn the brain on and write the sucker.

You know what really sucks? Writing a post in scratch paper, then having to type it out. I hate doing that.

Fav Christmas song? That's a tough one. At least Sadie gave us ones to choose from.

I don't think I have one. Oh, yeah I do. It's that one song with that kind of dark melody. I think I saw some super models walking down a catwalk to it. I don't know what it's called though.

9:20 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Ah, it's that song they play on Victoria's Secret commercials. I like that song.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

ZS--you can't remember the song because you were distracted.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

There was a song on that commercial?

Ben O.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Breaking all tradition and form in this list of "good" holiday music, here are my favorite Christmas songs:

The Hanson version of "What Christmas Means to Me" (oh yeah, I went there) and, of course, Gayla Peevy's "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas."

I would also like to state that I adore "O Night Divine," but it cannot be sung by Neil Diamond. There's just something about having a man not hit any of the high notes and giving it a very scratchy, undivine sound that makes me squeamish.

7:41 AM  

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