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    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierDaddy View Post
    From the 19th century...
    Krampus is the dark companion of St. Nicholas, the traditional European winter gift-bringer who rewards good children each year on December 6. The kindly old Saint leaves the task of punishing bad children to a hell-bound counterpart known by many names across the continent — Knecht Ruprecht, Certa, Perchten, Black Peter, Schmutzli, Pelznickel, Klaubauf, and Krampus. Usually seen as a classic devil with horns, cloven hooves and monstrous tongue, but can also be spotted as a sinister gentleman dressed in black or a hairy man-beast. Krampus punishes the naughty children, swatting them with switches and rusty chains before dragging them in baskets to a fiery place below.
    I thought Black Peter was the name of the spy Krampus had? Parents would keep a small doll of Black Peter in the bedroom of the children and he would report the misdeeds they performed back to Krampus. But considering how far and wide the legend is spread, it probably has its variations.
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    Dig that crazy Christmas.






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    Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer - Baby Its Cold Outside


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    I love Corelli's Christmas Concerto but I don't know if that counts as a Christmas song? Here's part of anyway:



    Helga Natt (O Holy Night) with legendary Golden Era tenor Jussi Björling is a Christmas tradition in my family:



    The most played Christmas record in both our and my grandparents' house was a Mahalia Jackson one (my grandmother was a huge Mahalia-fan). Her Silent Night gives me chills.



    Arguably two of the absolute greatest voices of the 20th century...

    And then I love Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter_aka_Scotty View Post
    I'm not terribly original as I love all the deep Christmas classics.

    Eartha Kitt -Santa Baby (if you dont love that one shame!!)
    Yep. Top of the heap!

    I have about 50 (way too many) Christmas CDs. The ones that get the most play are:

    Diana Krall - Christmas Songs
    Tony Bennett - A Swingin' Christmas
    Oscar Peterson - An Oscar Peterson Christmas
    Chet Baker - Silent Nights

    Too many great songs on all of these to single out one or two!
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    Two more songs that remind me of Christmas Eve, trying to get where you're going during that last hustle and bustle.

    The Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping"



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    I work in retail so I get burned out on Christmas carols being played all day long. But I must admit I always enjoy Perry Como's Dream a Christmas Dream.
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    [QUOTE=Flicka;1549644]I love Corelli's Christmas Concerto but I don't know if that counts as a Christmas song? Here's part of anyway:



    Helga Natt (O Holy Night) with legendary Golden Era tenor Jussi Björling is a Christmas tradition in my family:



    The most played Christmas record in both our and my grandparents' house was a Mahalia Jackson one (my grandmother was a huge Mahalia-fan). Her Silent Night gives me chills.



    Arguably two of the absolute greatest voices of the 20th century...

    And then I love Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby

    Big thumbs up on Mahalia what a singer,what a voice.
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