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ukudaily.co.uk
11-30-2011, 07:18 AM
I am in the process of adding a Christmas song a day at www.ukudaily.co.uk and have plenty of songs in mind, but wonder what your top 3 are?

I had a request today for "I believe in Father Christmas" which is a classic Christmas song I had completely overlooked so I wonder how many more I may be dismissing through bad memory!

Let me know what you think, would love to have songs different than the norm.

Cheers,
Phil

Hippie Dribble
11-30-2011, 10:28 AM
here's 3 I'm doing this year for my little round of community gigs

1. the rebel Jesus - jackson browne


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7K1waSlzgc

2. nothin but a child - steve earle


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IpckS2ZiXw

3. Jesus was a capricorn - kris kristoffersen


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofzCZiQ9vjA

looking forward to following your site over the next few weeks mate. Cheers!

AC Baltimore
11-30-2011, 10:42 AM
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts)
Christmas For Cowboys - John Denver

garywj
11-30-2011, 11:41 AM
This is mine.

http://youtu.be/iKwkZIuV3U0

ricdoug
11-30-2011, 11:58 AM
http://ukuleletonya.com/blog/2011/11/christmas-times-a-comin-revisited#more-302

uke4ia
11-30-2011, 12:16 PM
Being Jewish, I've only bothered to learn a couple of Christmas songs. I play:

1. an instrumental "Christmas Time Is Here" (from Peanuts Xmas show)
2. Santa Claus Is Stealing Your Car (original lyrics to ...Coming to Town)
3. a mean 45-second version of the Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairies

There's clips of all of these on my YouTube channel. I posted the Santa Claus one on the Video board here yesterday. If I was going to learn another Christmas song, it would probably be "Santa's Beard" by They Might Be Giants or "2000 Miles" by the Pretenders.

ukudaily.co.uk
11-30-2011, 12:43 PM
loving some of the ones on here thank you, keep suggestions coming, going to be an interesting month!

Ukuleleblues
11-30-2011, 12:45 PM
I like this one "Zat You Santa Clause (https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx0aGVsb3djb3VudHJ5c3RydW1t ZXJzfGd4OjM1MzU1ODI2YTJlNzJmZWM)"

Chris Tarman
11-30-2011, 01:26 PM
"Silent Night" is nice. I've been learning it in B flat, which allows for some chord/melody stuff that's not too difficult. I want to find a good arrangement of "What Child Is This" ("Greensleeves"), but I haven't looked yet.

PoiDog
11-30-2011, 02:43 PM
Mine's gotta be Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody!" It's just sublime.

I've also got an R-rated fave which may not fly with too many folks here, but for those of you interested, just google Christmastime In The LBC

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-30-2011, 02:47 PM
l "Christmas Time Is Here" (from Peanuts Xmas show)
.

Any tabs/chords for this one? TIA

ukulele-melee
11-30-2011, 02:50 PM
The Christmas Song
Christmas Time Is Here
I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas

uke4ia
11-30-2011, 05:11 PM
Any tabs/chords for this one? TIA

Not presently. I'll see if I can think up a quick way to write it out. I worked it out from sheet music. With a low G, it includes some weird voicings like a 6330 Eb7(b5).

Trinimon
11-30-2011, 05:23 PM
Here ya go Chuck, not sure if this is the version you're looking for.

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/m/misc_christmas/christmas_time_is_here_crd.htm

I'd like to get the tabs to this version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mClv2GVk3_I

ukudaily.co.uk
12-01-2011, 01:58 AM
thank you for all your suggestions, its interesting seeing from the UK what songs people listen to around the world, lots of songs I had never heard of but great to learn new songs!

keonepax
12-01-2011, 02:22 AM
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" with a jingle bell strum:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNcaKbWlDe4

Sorry about the poor sound quality (one of my earliest videos from the keonepax days) and the psychedelic light flashes (I tried to brighten the video because the original was dark and for some reason the video effects went crazy!).

Eriquito
12-01-2011, 03:56 AM
I love playing the "Grinch Theme" arranged by Ukulelehunt

I also have been playing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings" by BNL

My wife likes "I want a Hippopotamus for Xmas"

ukudaily.co.uk
12-01-2011, 12:33 PM
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" with a jingle bell strum:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNcaKbWlDe4

Sorry about the poor sound quality (one of my earliest videos from the keonepax days) and the psychedelic light flashes (I tried to brighten the video because the original was dark and for some reason the video effects went crazy!).

keonepax I really like this and thank you for your entry to Christmas competition, its really nice. Thank you!

Uncle Rod Higuchi
12-01-2011, 12:41 PM
I love Jim Nabors' "Christmas Eve in My Hometown",

Burl Ives' "Holly Jolly Christmas", and

Johnny Mathis' "We need a little Christmas"

Keep uke'in',

uke4ia
12-01-2011, 01:24 PM
Any tabs/chords for this one? TIA


Chuck, I took this as a challenge to try writing a tab for the first time. It's over on the Tabs Board.


http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?56762-Christmas-Time-Is-Here-the-Peanuts-song&p=814609#post814609

ukecantdothat
12-01-2011, 02:25 PM
A must-have on any list

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ODrPL9-kEs

myrnaukelele
12-01-2011, 05:00 PM
Mele Kalikimaka - a good friend taught it to me last Christmas on Kauai and I find myself playing it a lot lately.

TCK
12-01-2011, 06:43 PM
Can't leave out the greatest band of all time (well, at least to me)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y5GtaTrPHM
Stiff Little Fingers White Christmas- this is gonna sound soooo good on the Risa!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WO-J5xLqXc
And this one, because it hits pretty close to home ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P37xPiRz1sg

janeray1940
12-01-2011, 06:49 PM
I want to find a good arrangement of "What Child Is This" ("Greensleeves"), but I haven't looked yet.

How about the John King version in "The Classical Ukulele"? Best one I've found yet. I play it all year long :)

Cornfield
12-02-2011, 02:47 AM
Santa Lost a Ho - On you tube you can find it by the Christmas Jug Band. I did it in my weekly song circle this week. Everybody loved it.