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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:40 AM
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29. UU Churches seem to love "Bring a torch Jeanette Isabella"
I'm not sure why, but it's been part of every UU Christmas service I've attended; it doesn't seem particularly liberal (or non-liberal).
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  -Progressive Christmas Songs? Ian David  Dec-01-11 01:26 PM   #0 
  - Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' as performed in 'Holiday Inn'  WI_DEM   Dec-01-11 01:28 PM   #1 
  - or bing and David Bowie "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth"  WI_DEM   Dec-01-11 01:29 PM   #2 
  - Bing Crosby & David Bowie - The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth  Ian David   Dec-01-11 01:31 PM   #3 
  - +1 (for my favorite Christmas song)  Motown_Johnny   Dec-03-11 02:56 PM   #58 
  - I just heard that on the radio for the first time the other day. It really humanized Bowie  yurbud   Dec-03-11 05:50 PM   #77 
  - hearing Bing Crosby is one of the best things about Christmas, too bad they don't play other music  JI7   Dec-01-11 07:28 PM   #24 
  - Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight) - The Ramones n/t  FSogol   Dec-01-11 01:38 PM   #4 
  - Jona Lewie - Stop the Cavalry  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-01-11 01:42 PM   #5 
  - The third verse of Oh, Holy Night  yesphan   Dec-01-11 01:56 PM   #6 
  - That verse always makes me a bit teary-eyed.  NCarolinawoman   Dec-02-11 09:16 PM   #48 
  - "The Rebel Jesus"  Island Blue   Dec-01-11 02:02 PM   #7 
  - The Rebel Jesus - Jackson Browne  Ian David   Dec-01-11 02:08 PM   #8 
     - you guys beat me to it- one of the best.  Bluerthanblue   Dec-01-11 02:59 PM   #14 
  - 'Here comes Fatty Claus' by Johnny MacRae  LeftinOH   Dec-01-11 02:18 PM   #9 
  - Dar Williams - The Christians and the Pagans  MorningGlow   Dec-01-11 02:24 PM   #10 
  - OMG! That is awesome! n/t  Ian David   Dec-01-11 03:17 PM   #15 
  - Thanks for the reminder.  tanyev   Dec-01-11 04:05 PM   #17 
  - That's a classic.  Withywindle   Dec-03-11 09:35 PM   #90 
  - Jethro Tull's "Christmas Song" -- "Christmas spirit is not what you drink."  Brickbat   Dec-01-11 02:29 PM   #11 
  - Also awesome! n/t  Ian David   Dec-01-11 05:44 PM   #20 
  - Also, around this time of year, the kids and I always listen to "1913 Massacre" by Woody Guthrie.  Brickbat   Dec-01-11 02:33 PM   #12 
  - Ooh! n/t  Ian David   Dec-01-11 05:43 PM   #19 
  - I just played that on Turntable.fm and got a new fan. Thanks!  Ian David   Dec-01-11 06:03 PM   #22 
  - You're welcome! It always makes me cry. A few years ago we visited the site where Italian Hall used  Brickbat   Dec-01-11 06:57 PM   #23 
     - One of the most powerful songs ever written...  Magoo48   Dec-02-11 07:25 AM   #28 
        - Very true. The line about bringing the bodies of the children back up to "their tree" is what gets  Brickbat   Dec-02-11 10:56 AM   #32 
  - +1  Withywindle   Dec-03-11 09:36 PM   #91 
  - Rotary Connection w/ Minnie Ripperton  GreatCaesarsGhost   Dec-01-11 02:53 PM   #13 
  - my 2 cents  MedicalAdmin   Dec-01-11 03:44 PM   #16 
  - Ooh, some good ones in there! n/t  Ian David   Dec-01-11 05:50 PM   #21 
     - Thanks - that was a great OP. I love music. N/t  MedicalAdmin   Dec-02-11 09:07 PM   #43 
  - How about "Good King Wenceslas"?  bigmonkey   Dec-01-11 04:07 PM   #18 
  - good catch!  stlsaxman   Dec-02-11 07:45 AM   #31 
  - "Santa Dog" by the Residents  McCamy Taylor   Dec-01-11 09:25 PM   #25 
  - That was really weird, but don't see why it's progressive.  Ian David   Dec-02-11 07:14 AM   #26 
     - You won't hear it in a shopping mall?  Fire Walk With Me   Dec-02-11 09:09 PM   #45 
  - "I believe in Father Christmas" by Emerson Lake and Palmer  banned from Kos   Dec-02-11 07:22 AM   #27 
  - Ooh! Good one!  Ian David   Dec-02-11 11:28 AM   #36 
  - Oops, didn't check the thread to note that you'd posted it. But then again  Fire Walk With Me   Dec-04-11 09:27 PM   #106 
  - UU Churches seem to love "Bring a torch Jeanette Isabella"  Recursion   Dec-02-11 07:40 AM   #29 
  - FEAR - Fuck Christmas  Erose999   Dec-02-11 07:42 AM   #30 
  - That's more ANTI-Christmas than PROGRESSIVE Christmas, IMHO. n/t  Ian David   Dec-02-11 11:25 AM   #35 
  - Weird Al - Christmas at Ground Zero  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-02-11 11:11 AM   #33 
  - The Little Dealer Boy by Stephen Colbert and Willie Nelson  deutsey   Dec-02-11 11:14 AM   #34 
  - That was already on my list :)  Ian David   Dec-02-11 11:33 AM   #37 
     - Are you high?  deutsey   Dec-02-11 11:55 AM   #38 
        - I wish. n/t  Ian David   Dec-02-11 11:58 AM   #39 
           - You're so high...n/t  deutsey   Dec-02-11 08:29 PM   #40 
  - I think this one was an early shot in the War on Christmas  csziggy   Dec-02-11 08:34 PM   #41 
  - Christmas in Fallujah  annabanana   Dec-02-11 08:37 PM   #42 
  - Also, I freaking hate "Happy XMas."  Brickbat   Dec-02-11 09:08 PM   #44 
  - Greg Lake, "I believe in Father Christmas"  Fire Walk With Me   Dec-02-11 09:10 PM   #46 
  - I'd rather Christmas not be politiized. nt  Skip Intro   Dec-02-11 09:12 PM   #47 
  - Probably not progressive, but Christmas for me isn't complete without  polly7   Dec-02-11 09:29 PM   #49 
  - Not a song, but about a song...  SidDithers   Dec-02-11 11:12 PM   #50 
  - Awesome! Did you see the animated version?  Ian David   Dec-03-11 03:14 PM   #68 
  - Yup. Very funny stuff...  SidDithers   Dec-03-11 03:27 PM   #72 
  - +1  HuckleB   Dec-03-11 03:19 PM   #69 
  - Fairytale of New York by The Pogues  baldguy   Dec-02-11 11:53 PM   #51 
  - +1,000,000,000,000  HuckleB   Dec-03-11 02:56 PM   #57 
  - Yes indeed. And it's just a damned good song.  nolabear   Dec-03-11 03:12 PM   #67 
  - +10000 for love  Withywindle   Dec-03-11 09:42 PM   #92 
  - "Here Comes Christmas" by my band...  GReedDiamond   Dec-03-11 12:07 AM   #52 
  - OMG, I love it! n/t  Ian David   Dec-03-11 03:00 PM   #63 
     - Thank you Ian David...  GReedDiamond   Dec-03-11 04:40 PM   #73 
        - Well, I'll be sure to play it on Turntable.fm n/t  Ian David   Dec-03-11 04:53 PM   #74 
        - Now playing Green Sparkle Frog: Here comes Christmas  Ian David   Dec-03-11 05:36 PM   #75 
           - Many thanks Ian...  GReedDiamond   Dec-03-11 06:35 PM   #81 
              - No problem! It went over fairly well, too...  Ian David   Dec-03-11 06:39 PM   #82 
                 - Excellent...I guess I'm gonna have to...  GReedDiamond   Dec-03-11 06:52 PM   #84 
                    - That would be great, thanks! n/t  Ian David   Dec-03-11 09:32 PM   #89 
  - Do parodies count?  eridani   Dec-03-11 03:16 AM   #53 
  - Muppets do it well  handmade34   Dec-03-11 04:13 AM   #54 
  - Amy Grant - Grown-Up Christmas List  Frank Cannon   Dec-03-11 04:44 AM   #55 
  - Wow, that one is awesome! n/t  Ian David   Dec-03-11 02:54 PM   #56 
  - Next up... Progressive Chanukah songs  Ian David   Dec-03-11 02:56 PM   #59 
  - Santa Claus, Go Straight To The Ghetto - James Brown  HuckleB   Dec-03-11 02:58 PM   #60 
  - Let's Unite The Whole World At Christmas Time - James Brown  HuckleB   Dec-03-11 02:59 PM   #61 
  - The Payolas - Christmas Is Coming  otohara   Dec-03-11 02:59 PM   #62 
  - +1  HuckleB   Dec-03-11 03:06 PM   #65 
  - Eddie C. Campbell - Santa's Messin' With The Kid  HuckleB   Dec-03-11 03:05 PM   #64 
  - THE KINKS -- FATHER CHRISTMAS  HuckleB   Dec-03-11 03:09 PM   #66 
  - Tim Minchin - White Wine in the Sun  HuckleB   Dec-03-11 03:20 PM   #70 
  - The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping  otohara   Dec-03-11 03:26 PM   #71 
  - Ry's got a good new one  radiclib   Dec-03-11 05:47 PM   #76 
  - "If We Make It Thru December?"  vanlassie   Dec-03-11 06:18 PM   #78 
  - If we make it thru December  Ian David   Dec-03-11 06:25 PM   #80 
     - Every year I get an earworm from this one- which I actually love.  vanlassie   Dec-03-11 07:22 PM   #85 
  - Accidentally listed a Roy Zimmerman song twice. Meant to also include...  Ian David   Dec-03-11 06:22 PM   #79 
  - Dandy Warhols - Nietzsche  REP   Dec-03-11 06:52 PM   #83 
  - I like it, but not very Christmas-y, is it?  Ian David   Dec-04-11 09:40 AM   #95 
     - Yeah, probably more of an Easter tune.  REP   Dec-04-11 07:19 PM   #101 
  - "The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot"  Sabriel   Dec-03-11 07:23 PM   #86 
  - Very good choice! n/t  Ian David   Dec-04-11 09:41 AM   #96 
  - This is my favorite  TNLib   Dec-03-11 07:31 PM   #87 
  - Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk On Christmas John Denver  Marnie   Dec-03-11 08:03 PM   #88 
  - A group called Tied for Last has a great cover of that song. n/t  Ian David   Dec-04-11 09:46 AM   #97 
  - Things fall apart...  Luminous Animal   Dec-04-11 02:18 AM   #93 
  - I like that! n/t  Ian David   Dec-04-11 09:48 AM   #98 
  - I would argue, Silver and Gold, by Johnny Marks.  Norrin Radd   Dec-04-11 05:33 AM   #94 
  - I don't think that's what point the snowman is making. n/t  Ian David   Dec-04-11 09:50 AM   #99 
     - double post  Norrin Radd   Dec-04-11 09:51 PM   #108 
     - What point do you think he's making? It's clear to me  Norrin Radd   Dec-04-11 09:54 PM   #109 
  - Someday at Christmas  Irishonly   Dec-04-11 10:03 AM   #100 
  - Well let's throw in some good old Christmas Blues  nolabear   Dec-04-11 07:42 PM   #102 
  - Those last two are really great, but I don't detect any Progressive themes in them. n/t  Ian David   Dec-04-11 08:49 PM   #103 
     - How About Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis?  nolabear   Dec-04-11 09:32 PM   #107 
  - Christmas In the Trenches - John McCutcheon  CatholicEdHead   Dec-04-11 09:16 PM   #104 
  - Santa and His Souped up Reindeer (nt)  T S Justly   Dec-04-11 09:22 PM   #105 
  - Handel's Messiah, full of many wonderful songs.  kwassa   Dec-04-11 09:59 PM   #110 
  - I'm dreaming of a Green Christmas  Ian David   Dec-08-11 09:01 AM   #111 
  - The Mynabirds-All I Want is Truth (for Christmas)  dubient   Dec-08-11 10:33 AM   #112 
  - 'A Change At Christmas!' (Flaming Lips acoustic cover)  Ian David   Dec-08-11 10:33 AM   #113 
 

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