Sleighbells Ring…

‘Tis the season to be jolly… Deck the halls with boughs of holly… “Fa la la la” and a bit of Christmas cheer on Beating Limitations!

Sony got my street into the holiday spirit in October (yes, it’s fake snow)…

And then Mother Nature chimed in just a few weeks ago with the real thing…

In a complete deviation from my usual topics, and taking inspiration from some of my online pals, we will be doing a little game on Beating Limitations to get into the holiday spirit.

Dan recently posted a fantastic bracket of his favourite Christmas movies

This got a few of us thinking… Could a similar challenge bracket be created for our favourite Christmas songs?  Why not!

So via a comment to this blog, my Facebook wall, or on Twitter, send me songs for inclusion.  I will create and publish the bracket on Sunday night London time – so please comment no later than 6pm GMT.  Voting will then commence for the winners of each “game” in each “round” (timetable for voting to be published at the same time as the bracket, as it will depend on the number of songs submitted) –  again via comments on the bracket entry, my Facebook wall or Twitter – bear with me on the process as it is the first time I am using my accounts in this way.  If it all works the way I think it will, we should have our “winning” Christmas song by December 24th!

So… What are your favourite Christmas songs?

9 responses to “Sleighbells Ring…”

  1. On this list, we MUST have The Waitresses’ “Christmas Wrapping,” as well as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” from BNL/Sarah MacLachlan. I’d also like to see Dean Martin’s “Marshmallow World” and “Snowfall” from Manhattan Transfer.

    I can keep going. smile

  2. The Kinks: Father Christmas
    Andy Williams: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    The Pogues: Fairy Tale of New York
    Jose Feliciano: Feliz Navidad
    Bing Crosby: White Christmas
    and I’ll second Dean Martin!

  3. 1)Boss – Santa coming to town.
    2) Burl Ives – Rudolp Red Nose,
    3) Bob-Doug McC – 12days of Chris.
    4)Alleluia – Bach
    5)“Run, Rudolph, Run” – Chuck Berry
    6)O Tannenbaum – Vince Guaraldi Trio
    7)What Child is This – Vince Guaraldi Trio

  4. Hi Donna,
    You want me to choose one song? Angels we have heard on High, Jingle Bell Rock, Silent NIght, Little Drummer Boy,The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Amy Grant), Joy to the World,  Oh Holy NIght (Il DIvo) Last Christmas (Wham/Glee cast),
    BTW, I like the Bing Crosby/Sting version I recently heard on the radio (I found a station that plays all Christmas music)
    Fun, but I probably missed something…

  5. There is only one winner – The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)!  Here’s a trivial question – in the song ‘jingle bells’, what is the horses name?
    Merry Christmas to all!

  6. Wow – all of these are entered now! I am thinking I have to do a pre-finalisation post of all the entries – on Saturday evening.  I have 49 on the list so far!

    Any clever technical ideas on how to vote? grin

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