Here is one playlist I put together of hymns & carols that I listen to or play during family gatherings only for about 30 days a year, then mothball until the next Christmas season. Would like to see some other lists, as I am always looking to add to, fine tune or rearrange mine (as always, a matter of personal taste, and mine includes a bit of a cross-section of genres):
Silver Bells - Gloria Estefan
Christmas in Dixie - Alabama
Please Come Home for Christmas - Eagles
I Believe in Father Christmas - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon
Joy to the World - Manheim Steamroller
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Manheim Steamroller
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Prince of Peace) - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Angels We Have Heard on High - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
All I Want for Christmas is You - Vince Vance & the Valiants
All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
O Come All Ye Faithful - Martina McBride
O Holy Night - Sandi Patti with...
Has there been a critical discussion on this forum about these two songs seven years apart by bands across the ocean?
Ian Anderson said it was just a similar chord sequence - not plagiarism - picked up subconsciously (by Don Felder it appears) during a 1971-72 Jethro Tull tour with the Eagles as lead in.
We Used to Know (Jethro Tull/Stand Up/1969)
Hotel California (Eagles/Hotel California/1976)
Very interesting though. I have probably seen more Tull and Eagles concerts than any other music act.
(along with the Moody Blues and Jimmy Buffett - yep, an unrepentent parrot head who started with Jimmy when it all began in the early 70's during high school and college days)
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