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Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

Your Best Paw Forward
Ham Wrangler
I was listening to some Christmas music the other day, I really only like to listen to the old classic stuff my parents played around the house growing up. You know, like Burl Ives Holly Jolly Christmas, Chuck Berry's Run Rudolph Run, stuff like that.There's this one album that would get so much play in our house and it never fails to get me in the Christmas spirit, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to be on the internet anywhere. Luckily I bought a vinyl copy of it a few years ago so I can still play it but I never knew how obscure it was. It's all hammered dulcimer with some other instruments.

The song from it that I remember most is "riu riu chiu" which I actually never knew the name of the song growing up. I only know because of the vinyl that I have that lists the songs. When I'm not being lazy I might upload it to YouTube or something but I'm wondering, what obscure Christmas music do YOU remember growing up?

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BAGS FLY AT NOON
Apr 6, 2011



https://youtu.be/yXQViqx6GMY

BigBeefCity
Oct 26, 2022
Christmas music sucks rear end, OP. Don't listen to that poo poo.

That said, I learned yesterday while watching football that the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line is releasing a Christmas album and that's sorta rad.

incoherent light
Aug 15, 2014
There's only one Christmas song for me. One sung by a man who wanted to be a vampire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmFeg2e5GzI

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)
Ultra Carp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHwhKwJypE4 is the greatest Christmas song ever.

Bula Vinaka
Oct 21, 2020

beach side

Dixville posted:

The song from it that I remember most is "riu riu chiu" which I actually never knew the name of the song growing up. I only know because of the vinyl that I have that lists the songs. When I'm not being lazy I might upload it to YouTube or something but I'm wondering, what obscure Christmas music do YOU remember growing up?

Is it this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T0I6hx3aW4

neato burrito
Aug 25, 2002

bitch better have my chex mix

She wants a gotdang hippopotamus for Christmas! We stumbled upon this one somehow a while back and it's become a family favorite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNDri18-eQ0

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

*dubstep intensifies*
Not a song, but a single nonetheless:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUcEnZZxO9Y

Followed by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp9rK8FmYog

Squee
Jun 15, 2003
<3
I hate Christmas music but love Charly Bliss so I'm torn on this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp0od728eg0

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .
Doctor Rope
I don't know if this is obscure, but I enjoy it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFLExwIQKto


gently caress you

dinahmoe
Sep 13, 2007

This is my favorite version of the song mentioned in the OP

https://youtu.be/riG85oA6Wy4

other people
Jun 27, 2004
Associate Christ

neato burrito posted:

She wants a gotdang hippopotamus for Christmas! We stumbled upon this one somehow a while back and it's become a family favorite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNDri18-eQ0

heck, same

free hubcaps
Oct 12, 2009

incoherent light posted:

There's only one Christmas song

Agreed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqnl0LGWwek

Snowglobe of Doom
Mar 30, 2012

sucks to be right
A Japanese classic: "Hitori Bocchi no Christmas Eve" (All Alone On Christmas Eve) by Shogo Hamada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqjEbGKxxJ4

Rough translation I found online:

quote:

The flight that I put my girl on disappears into the night sky
There's not even a shadow in the airport parking lot
If only I had stopped her and said "Don't go"
The two of us would've been flying down the highway toward the heart of the city

What I've lost is so big
I still can't even feel the pain
A lonely Christmas Eve
A freezing Silent Night
Where do I go from here? I can't see anything below the sky

She'll be living with her sister in New York for a while
I can't bear to be in Tokyo by myself
She'll call only when she wants to see me
I'll only eat, drive and hit the hay

You, who came to believe in only a love without any meaning
You're only scared of truly loving
A lonely Christmas Eve
A freezing Silent Night
The city lights where we thrived together are receding

The rain mixed in with the falling drizzle
Is changing to snow
Nobody is going back to
the waiting place for the people in love (these last two lines I'm not totally sure about)

The golden ring in my pocket that I was planning to give my girl
I'm still clutching it in the palm of my hand even now
A lonely Christmas Eve
A freezing Silent Night
I can't find anyone to take care of....no one at all

HORSE-SLAUGHTERER
Nov 11, 2020

H O R S E - S L A U G H T E R E R
don;t know many old obscure songs, i'm more au fait with the ironic hipster stuff like sufjan stevens etc.

this is good though
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg33zWjgESE

HORSE-SLAUGHTERER
Nov 11, 2020

H O R S E - S L A U G H T E R E R
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EznGGYQ-Tv8

Snowglobe of Doom
Mar 30, 2012

sucks to be right
'Christmas In Prison' songs are just par for the course here in Australia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYqIF2XkqKU

HORSE-SLAUGHTERER
Nov 11, 2020

H O R S E - S L A U G H T E R E R
my obscure christmas thing was a cassette tape for babies from pampers, which was called "rudolph the red-nosed reindeer" but most of the songs were weird original songs nobody knew (presumably because for just about every christmas song you have to pay royalties out the rear end to somebody)

this was one of the songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTpB5h1ujpk

Edmund Sparkler
Jul 4, 2003
For twelve years, you have been asking: Who is John Galt? This is John Galt speaking. I am the man who loves his life. I am the man who does not sacrifice his love or his values. I am the man who has deprived you of victims and thus has destroyed your world, and if you wish to know why you are peris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJZ42cfSjwI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1usEyKDdhw

Snowglobe of Doom
Mar 30, 2012

sucks to be right
This song was SUPER popular in Australia in the 80s, my family loved it and I heard it a lot as a kid. I guess it'd be pretty obscure in the rest of the world and probably also for many Australians, it's a relic of a bygone era.

Warning: 80s :australia: 'culture', puerile trash with lots of c-bombs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af7LwnA913g

The album that originally appeared on went quadruple platinum. The singer later released an entire Christmas album of similar material if anyone wants a time capsule of lovely 80s/90s comedy with lashings of swearing and bigotry

HORSE-SLAUGHTERER
Nov 11, 2020

H O R S E - S L A U G H T E R E R
so i investigated and managed to find my weird tape on ebay. it came out in 1986 and the songs were by a british company called "songs for children ltd." and all their stuff is on spotify

it's not very good, and i can see why my mum didn't want me to put the tape on when i was a kid. i recreated the tape as a spotify playlist -> https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3IlI4i8hICfeTOKRWWbBkA?si=ee42edd4048d4629

LL_Ghoul_J
Oct 22, 2004

Get Heavy
Unless you grew up in or near Sudbury, Ontario in the 80s you probably wouldn’t know this song that tells the story of a heroic snowmobile that saves Christmas. There’s a write up about the song here https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4944286

And the song itself, Little Skidoo by Bert Collins

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c6YKDPDgSrc&feature=emb_title

StoryTime
Feb 26, 2010

Now listen to me children and I'll tell you of the legend of the Ninja
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RricAzhF_dg

From the classic Christmas album "Year's Darkest Celebration"

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kF0Nq9HBkEwym6hnKXWFbrnqoPG6Tr_NY

Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

Your Best Paw Forward
Ham Wrangler

It is not but that's a pretty neat version thanks!

And yeah I don't love Christmas music but the old stuff is pure nostalgia for me. Put it in ma veins ears

Empty Sandwich
Apr 22, 2008

goatse mugs
this probably doesn't count around here, but:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e50wvKQvDHQ

Pogo is pretty obscure these days:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oGi2s127zo

Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

Your Best Paw Forward
Ham Wrangler
Ok I uploaded it to YouTube. I wonder if anyone else here will recognize it. I might do the whole record if anyone is interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTClndZnmDI

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004

Just like Mama used to make it!
For decades I have been looking for a version of The 12 Days of Christmas but instead of "Partridge in a Pear tree", its "a six pack of Falls City beer". Five golden rings is "5 pounds of weed."

A Louisville, Kentucky DJ named "Uncle" Ron Clay used to play it all the time on either WRLS or WQMF, hell he may have even recorded it.

CumBlast Radius Jr
Nov 1, 2022

by Azathoth

yessss

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .
Doctor Rope

:hmmyes:

:rock:

widefault
Mar 16, 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIhIBFPtnoc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmzn8JfV_fk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVEFmfJ4m9A

kntfkr
Feb 11, 2019

GOOSE FUCKER
marry christmas from depression in the early two thousands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTX0L3ds8ck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IippcraBPKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKNWByPxOq8

PlaysGamesWrong
Jul 3, 2007
Grimey Drawer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjigNOKF4t8

Snowglobe of Doom
Mar 30, 2012

sucks to be right
Beloved Australian band Mental As Anything recorded a jaunty track about Santa dying in a nuclear holocaust. Apocalypso!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw03AAVUFtA

Lil Swamp Booger Baby
Aug 1, 1981

Simply having a wonderful christmastime

Empty Sandwich
Apr 22, 2008

goatse mugs

Lil Swamp Booger Baby posted:

Simply having a wonderful christmastime

"...impossible to do after hearing Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime" (stolen from Superego)

bossy lady
Jul 9, 1983

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGBVZfL2tfI

I think this used to air on CD101.9

Haschel Cedricson
Jan 4, 2006

Brinkmanship

The best Christmas album that isn't a goon album is Lou Rawls's "Merry Christmas, Ho Ho Ho!".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1KXkdAT8FE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ywghHUf44g

EDIT: The first video is from a posthumous compilation album, but the track was indeed first on "Merry Christmas, Ho Ho Ho!".

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .
Doctor Rope

Lil Swamp Booger Baby posted:

Simply having a wonderful christmastime

Quite possibly the only Christmas song worse than All I Want for Christmas is You

Waltzing Along
Jun 14, 2008

There's only one
Human race
Many faces
Everybody belongs here
Tiny Tim: Santa has the Aids this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVHAsjs1kqk

Waltzing Along fucked around with this message at 16:38 on Dec 6, 2022

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Torquemada
Oct 21, 2010

Drei Gläser
https://youtu.be/PLvU-eSbFD0

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