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Under-rated or obscure Xmas songs

Haircut1000
22:29, Wednesday 6 December 2017
Absolutely love this - Joy by Tracey Thorn.

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bluearmyfaction replying to Haircut1000
07:04, Thursday 7 December 2017
"Getting Coal" by The Pipettes. To my knowledge they only performed it live once, and never recorded it.

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RiotBecki wondering why she's getting coal for Christmas for being a bad girl, and Gwenno and Rosay give a number of very good reasons.

The perfect mix of Motown girl group with contemporary indie sensibilities.

The Pipettes are by a street the best act this millennium. It is one of life's tragedies that they never made it big. Not only cos Rose is hot as feck, but they were also funnier than most comics on stage, they should have had an impro sitcom let alone a major deal.
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duttyo replying to Haircut1000
07:28, Thursday 7 December 2017
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Alan Parsons in a winter wonderland - Grandaddy
Just swallowed some food colouring. Feel like I've dyed a little inside
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bluer than blues replying to Haircut1000
07:36, Thursday 7 December 2017
Someday at Christmas by Stevie Wonder doesn't get play anywhere near as much as it should.
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bluearmyfaction replying to bluer than blues
09:02, Thursday 7 December 2017
"It's Clichéd To Be Cynical At Christmas" by Half Man Half Biscuit.

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Can never have too much HMHB.
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e17blue replying to bluearmyfaction
09:17, Thursday 7 December 2017
David Ford, Have yourself a Bitter Little Christmas.

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Miguel replying to Haircut1000
09:51, Thursday 7 December 2017
Shane MacGowan's finest Christmas song wasn't Fairytale of New York.


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QBBC2 replying to bluearmyfaction
11:30, Thursday 7 December 2017
Surely HMHB's best xmas song is All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit?

Anyway the best, most underrated, obscure Christmas song is by Tacoma's finest - The Sonics

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closely followed by this, by The Sonics

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Liam daish and his trumpet replying to Miguel
11:41, Thursday 7 December 2017
Stuff the turkey - alien sex fiend.

And HMHB best was Dickie Davis eyes closely followed by the Len Ganley stance.
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bluearmyfaction replying to QBBC2
11:49, Thursday 7 December 2017
Dukla Prague Away Kit is not a Christmas song. Fun baffact: first time I met my current gf I was wearing a Dukla Prague away shirt.

We likes us some Joy Formidable:

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"My Beerdrunk Soul is Sadder than a Hundred Dead Christmas Trees"
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QBBC2 replying to bluearmyfaction
11:58, Thursday 7 December 2017
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Dukla Prague Away Kit is not a Christmas song.

The clue is in the title BAF
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Chris replying to bluearmyfaction
12:02, Thursday 7 December 2017
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"Getting Coal" by The Pipettes. To my knowledge they only performed it live once, and never recorded it.

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RiotBecki wondering why she's getting coal for Christmas for being a bad girl, and Gwenno and Rosay give a number of very good reasons.

The perfect mix of Motown girl group with contemporary indie sensibilities.

The Pipettes are by a street the best act this millennium. It is one of life's tragedies that they never made it big. Not only cos Rose is hot as feck, but they were also funnier than most comics on stage, they should have had an impro sitcom let alone a major deal.

I fecking LOVED The Pipettes.

Absolutely superb.
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bluearmyfaction replying to QBBC2
12:03, Thursday 7 December 2017
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Dukla Prague Away Kit is not a Christmas song.

The clue is in the title BAF
It's not a Christmas song just because they put in a pun on another song title. A Christmas song has to have something Christmassy about it. A song about Noelle Gordon is not a Christmas song just because it has "noel" in it. Bombay duck is not a duck from Bombay.
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Andy Saville replying to Haircut1000
12:10, Thursday 7 December 2017
Love this one. Corey Taylor X-M@$

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QBBC2 replying to bluearmyfaction
12:13, Thursday 7 December 2017
All I Want For CHRISTMAS Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit.

How is that not about Christmas? It's not called All I want For My Birthday Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit or All I want For The Weekend Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit or Blimey, You Know What I'd Quite Like? I'd Quite Like A Dukla Prague Away Kit, Just Because It Would Be Cool, Not For A Special Occasion Or Anything Like.


CHRISTMAS.
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bluearmyfaction replying to QBBC2
12:23, Thursday 7 December 2017
OK, here are the lyrics. Let me know what in them has anything to do with Christmas.

There was one in the gang who had Scalextric
And because of that he thought he was better than you
Every day after school you’d go round there to play it
Hoping to compete for some kind of championship
But it always took about fifteen billion hours to set the track up
And even when you did the thing never seemed to work
It was a dodgy transformer again and again
A dodgy transformer again and again
It was a dodgy transformer again and again
A dodgy transformer that cost three pound ten
So he’d send his doting mother up the stairs with the stepladders
To get the Subbuteo out of the loft
He had all the accessories required for that big match atmosphere
The crowd and the dugout and the floodlights too
You’d always get palmed off with a headless centre forward
And a goalkeeper with no arms and a face like his
And he’d managed to get hold of a Dukla Prague away kit
‘Cos his uncle owned a sports shop and he’d kept it to one side
And after only five minutes you’d be down to ten men
‘Cos he’d sent off your right back for taking the base from under his left winger
And come to half time you were losing four-nil
Each and every goal a hotly disputed penalty
So you’d smash up the floodlights and the match was abandoned
And the dog would bark and you’d be banned from his house
And your travelling army of synthetic supporters
Would be taken away from you and thrown in the bin
Now he’s working in a job with a future
He hands me my Giro every two weeks
And me I’m on the lookout for a proper transformer
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Pearly Dewdrops replying to bluearmyfaction
12:27, Thursday 7 December 2017
Never heard it, but it’s worse than any of Tank’s obscure Xmas ditties.

That’s saying something.
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Shirley Blue replying to Haircut1000
12:32, Thursday 7 December 2017
Rock & Roll Christmas by Gary Glitter...

Never heard anymore for the obvious reason, but still a favourite of mine.
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QBBC2 replying to bluearmyfaction
12:42, Thursday 7 December 2017
Once more, for the hard of thinking...

IT'S CALLED ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKLA PRAGUE AWAY KIT


For someone who like HMHB you're unbelievably humourless.
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NearMethExperience replying to QBBC2
13:32, Thursday 7 December 2017
I'd always thought it was about Christmas too.

Maybe their song It's Cliched to be Cynical at Christmas is less contentious?
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nickyjim replying to Haircut1000
13:53, Thursday 7 December 2017
These always make a nice change from Bublé at this time of year

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Time of the season

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Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler - Home for the holidays

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MG Blue replying to nickyjim
14:02, Thursday 7 December 2017
on the 24th by The Twang

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bluearmyfaction replying to QBBC2
14:20, Thursday 7 December 2017
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Once more, for the hard of thinking...

IT'S CALLED ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKLA PRAGUE AWAY KIT


For someone who like HMHB you're unbelievably humourless.
I suppose you like Cream's song about a badge? Or Supergrass' song about Richard III? Or even Ivor Biggun's song about winkers?
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Oldham replying to Haircut1000
14:25, Thursday 7 December 2017
Carol of the Bells by August Burns Red - a Great Metal cover
Boxing Day or Happy Holiday You Bastard by Blink 182
Last Christmas by Jimmy Eat World
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Oldham replying to bluearmyfaction
14:27, Thursday 7 December 2017
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Once more, for the hard of thinking...

IT'S CALLED ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKLA PRAGUE AWAY KIT


For someone who like HMHB you're unbelievably humourless.
I suppose you like Cream's song about a badge? Or Supergrass' song about Richard III? Or even Ivor Biggun's song about winkers?

Is little Drummer Boy a Christmas song? Or Silent Night? All I want for Christmas is you? Last Christmas?

None of these are about Christmas really are they.
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fingles replying to Haircut1000
14:35, Thursday 7 December 2017
Winter Symphony - Brian Wilson.
They say I got brains but they ain't doin' me much good.
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bluearmyfaction replying to Oldham
14:37, Thursday 7 December 2017
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Once more, for the hard of thinking...

IT'S CALLED ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKLA PRAGUE AWAY KIT


For someone who like HMHB you're unbelievably humourless.
I suppose you like Cream's song about a badge? Or Supergrass' song about Richard III? Or even Ivor Biggun's song about winkers?

Is little Drummer Boy a Christmas song? Or Silent Night?
"When we come, Baby Jesus"? "Christ the saviour is born"? They can't be any more fecking Christmassy.

And the other songs have Christmas prominently in the lyrics. The HMHB song only has it in the title as a pun on the Spike Jones song.
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Oldham replying to bluearmyfaction
14:52, Thursday 7 December 2017
No mention of presents, santa, alcohol or blowjobs pal. That's christmas in my eyes.

If it has Christmas in the title, that'll do.
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Pearly Dewdrops replying to bluearmyfaction
15:55, Thursday 7 December 2017
Not strictly on topic, but clever.

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Never heard of them, but fascinated.

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QBBC2 replying to bluearmyfaction
16:30, Thursday 7 December 2017
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Once more, for the hard of thinking...

IT'S CALLED ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKLA PRAGUE AWAY KIT


For someone who like HMHB you're unbelievably humourless.
I suppose you like Cream's song about a badge? Or Supergrass' song about Richard III? Or even Ivor Biggun's song about winkers?

Yes. I also like Shadap You Face by Joe Dolce ;)
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