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(Den Of Geek)   The 10 best Christmas movie soundtracks of all time. The #1 selection makes a lot of sense if you think about it   (denofgeek.com) divider line 69
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2012-12-05 11:44:03 PM
Yeah, yeah it does.
 
2012-12-05 11:53:27 PM

SilentStrider: Yeah, yeah it does.



Seconded.
 
2012-12-06 12:03:28 AM
Anytime I hear the song "Do you hear what I hear", I instantly think of Gremlins.
 
2012-12-06 12:37:39 AM
As long as the Muppets Christmas Carol is represented respectably, I'm happy.
 
2012-12-06 02:40:33 AM
Is it strange that before I even clicked the link I was thinking "They probably went with Die Hard".
 
2012-12-06 02:46:53 AM
Die Hard?

*clicks link*

Satisfied.
 
2012-12-06 02:49:33 AM
The #1 selection was exactly what I thought it would be.
 
2012-12-06 04:00:01 AM
I tend to think of The Nightmare Before Christmas as a Halloween movie. Silly me.

I also sometimes hum 'This is Halloween' when visiting Undercity in WoW.
 
2012-12-06 04:00:52 AM
Lethal Weapon's opening credits' Jingle Bell Rock changed that song for me ... forever ;)
 
2012-12-06 04:07:51 AM

SpinStopper: Lethal Weapon's opening credits' Jingle Bell Rock changed that song for me ... forever ;)


Good one.
 
2012-12-06 04:13:18 AM
The article writer gets a teensy thing wrong: Chris Sarandon only does Jack Skellington's speaking voice. The singing voice is Danny Elfman himself.
 
2012-12-06 04:26:59 AM
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2012-12-06 04:58:41 AM
Chris Sarandon delivers Jack's Lament with Shakespearean relish before leaping through the note-perfect pastiche of festive numbers

Isn't that because Danny Elfman himself did the singing for Jack?
 
2012-12-06 05:24:02 AM

SpinStopper: Lethal Weapon's opening credits' Jingle Bell Rock changed that song for me ... forever ;)


Same here. It's a bit like "Singin' in the Rain", though I'm not sure any song has been transformed quite like that one.
 
2012-12-06 05:32:49 AM

vrax: SpinStopper: Lethal Weapon's opening credits' Jingle Bell Rock changed that song for me ... forever ;)

Same here. It's a bit like "Singin' in the Rain", though I'm not sure any song has been transformed quite like that one.


Clockwork Orange?
 
2012-12-06 05:42:08 AM
If "Die Hard goes one better" than Brazil, why isn't Brazil the runner-up?
 
2012-12-06 05:48:31 AM

omeganuepsilon: vrax: SpinStopper: Lethal Weapon's opening credits' Jingle Bell Rock changed that song for me ... forever ;)

Same here. It's a bit like "Singin' in the Rain", though I'm not sure any song has been transformed quite like that one.

Clockwork Orange?


Oh yes.
 
2012-12-06 05:52:13 AM
South park christmas is awesome and required listening in my house every christmas. Christmas time in hell nevers ceases to make me laugh.
 
2012-12-06 05:58:21 AM

vrax: Oh yes.


Ha! Pretty good, imo. You wrote just little enough for me to not be completely certain, but I can honestly say, that's the only thing I think about when I hear the song or read the title. Sure it's been in a hundred movies...

Speaking of transformed songs...Some ditty's from the 50's become excellent haunting background music as used in some horror shows, or shows about musicians dying. It's the tinny or canned quality I think, somewhat static-y noise that makes them sound a bit ethereal, like a radio station you can't quite tune in.
 
2012-12-06 06:05:23 AM
No White Christmas?! It's the ubiquitous holiday soundtrack. Who HASN'T heard it?
 
2012-12-06 06:08:52 AM

Thunderboy: If "Die Hard goes one better" than Brazil, why isn't Brazil the runner-up?


Because it's not a Xmas movie?

FTA:After all, you can't be the best Christmas movie of all time without having the best Christmas score to go with it.

I was unaware that we lived in an alternate time-line where either A Christmas Story or It's a Wonderful Life never existed.
 
2012-12-06 06:08:57 AM
But Tommy doesn't know what day it is!
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2012-12-06 06:30:47 AM
Yippe Kiyuletide, mother farker.
 
2012-12-06 06:32:02 AM

omeganuepsilon: vrax: Oh yes.

Ha! Pretty good, imo. You wrote just little enough for me to not be completely certain, but I can honestly say, that's the only thing I think about when I hear the song or read the title. Sure it's been in a hundred movies...

Speaking of transformed songs...Some ditty's from the 50's become excellent haunting background music as used in some horror shows, or shows about musicians dying. It's the tinny or canned quality I think, somewhat static-y noise that makes them sound a bit ethereal, like a radio station you can't quite tune in.


Awesome effect, I think.

I love how Lost did that with Petula Clark.
 
2012-12-06 06:33:58 AM

NetOwl: omeganuepsilon: vrax: Oh yes.

Ha! Pretty good, imo. You wrote just little enough for me to not be completely certain, but I can honestly say, that's the only thing I think about when I hear the song or read the title. Sure it's been in a hundred movies...

Speaking of transformed songs...Some ditty's from the 50's become excellent haunting background music as used in some horror shows, or shows about musicians dying. It's the tinny or canned quality I think, somewhat static-y noise that makes them sound a bit ethereal, like a radio station you can't quite tune in.

Awesome effect, I think.

I love how Lost did that with Petula Clark.


Nat King Cole's 'Unforgettable' in Watchmen, playing during the Comedian's murder.
 
2012-12-06 06:46:43 AM
Charlie Brown Christmas has no peer in this area.
 
2012-12-06 07:15:11 AM
It's cute that we like to say Die Hard is the best Christmas movie and all, but if they're going to include A Charlie Brown Christmas, it should be #1.
 
2012-12-06 07:21:57 AM

JerseyTim: It's cute that we like to say Die Hard is the best Christmas movie and all, but if they're going to include A Charlie Brown Christmas, it should be #1.


Exactly. Hipster list maker is a hipster.
 
2012-12-06 07:36:41 AM
No mention of "Elf"? Hell,it should be up there for Zooey Deschanel's shower-version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside," but there was a lot of other great stuff as well.
 
2012-12-06 07:45:50 AM
List fails without A Christmas Story - Fa Ra Ra Ra Ra
 
2012-12-06 08:02:03 AM

Alphax: I tend to think of The Nightmare Before Christmas as a Halloween movie. Silly me.

I also sometimes hum 'This is Halloween' when visiting Undercity in WoW.


You're right. It is a Halloween movie. Horde sucks.
 
2012-12-06 08:06:20 AM
A staple in my house growing up.

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2012-12-06 08:06:40 AM

bobug: No White Christmas?! It's the ubiquitous holiday soundtrack. Who HASN'T heard it?


Holiday Inn (the original title of the movie that features White Christmas) is at #7.
 
2012-12-06 08:06:48 AM

Knobbs: JerseyTim: It's cute that we like to say Die Hard is the best Christmas movie and all, but if they're going to include A Charlie Brown Christmas, it should be #1.

Exactly. Hipster list maker is a hipster.


Why? Is it hipster to consider Die Hard the best Christmas movie of all time?! Does it make me a hipster to point out I've spent every Christmas eve for the past 15years watching Die Hard and wrapping the last of the gifts?
 
2012-12-06 08:08:31 AM

bobug: No White Christmas?! It's the ubiquitous holiday soundtrack. Who HASN'T heard it?


And it's a better movie than Holiday Inn.
 
2012-12-06 08:10:22 AM

INeedAName: Knobbs: JerseyTim: It's cute that we like to say Die Hard is the best Christmas movie and all, but if they're going to include A Charlie Brown Christmas, it should be #1.

Exactly. Hipster list maker is a hipster.

Why? Is it hipster to consider Die Hard the best Christmas movie of all time?! Does it make me a hipster to point out I've spent every Christmas eve for the past 15years watching Die Hard and wrapping the last of the gifts?


Reading that article, there is nothing hipster about the author. This is someone who loves music and seems to really love Christmas, in an un-ironic fashion.

That being said, both INeedAName and I have been trolled (by a knob!). We have lost. As such, we should try to have a nice day.
 
2012-12-06 08:24:11 AM
Nightmare before Christmas is a Halloween movie, but Fallout Boy's cover of What's This? is really good. Anyways Home Alone should be number one regardless. Except the awful TLC song.
 
2012-12-06 08:27:29 AM
Guaraldi is the only one that gets respectable play in my house. Not to say about anything about the movies themselves but that one is absolutely golden.
 
2012-12-06 08:28:53 AM
Does the Die Hard soundtrack contain Alan Rickman saying "Ho, ho, ho?"
 
2012-12-06 08:33:19 AM
Growing up as a Jewish kid, Home Alone taught me Christmas music. Should have been #1!
 
2012-12-06 08:40:14 AM

Altman: Growing up as a Jewish kid, Home Alone taught me Christmas music. Should have been #1!


Accurate.

Also, the best ever version of Jingle Bell Rock was done by the muppets in Muppet Family Christmas.
 
2012-12-06 08:47:06 AM

ScouserDuck: Guaraldi is the only one that gets respectable play in my house. Not to say about anything about the movies themselves but that one is absolutely golden.


Indeed, should be #1. List fails without White Christmas and The Grinch. I get that other people have different opinions and all, but dude, c'mon. If Die Hard And Home Alone are there, what about Lampoon's? Here Comes Santa Claus with the SWAT crashing through the windows is classic.
 
2012-12-06 08:52:17 AM
No hookedonhouses.net?

lol, GTFO here
 
2012-12-06 08:58:01 AM
BTW. I have this arguement with my students every year but Nightmare before Christmas is a Christmas movie. Christmas is in the title and the whole movie is about celebrating Christmas.
 
2012-12-06 09:16:44 AM

swahnhennessy: Thunderboy: If "Die Hard goes one better" than Brazil, why isn't Brazil the runner-up?

Because it's not a Xmas movie?


It's just as much a Christmas movie as Die Hard is...
 
2012-12-06 09:25:56 AM

Thunderboy: swahnhennessy: Thunderboy: If "Die Hard goes one better" than Brazil, why isn't Brazil the runner-up?

Because it's not a Xmas movie?

It's just as much a Christmas movie as Die Hard is...


this
 
2012-12-06 09:31:10 AM
True story we watched the nightmare before xmas for the first time with our kids (4 and 2) a few weeks ago and now, as we put up xmas decorations they chant "MAKING CHRISTMAS MAKING CHRISTMAS"
 
2012-12-06 09:49:52 AM
IMO, John Williams' score for Home Alone 2: Lost In New York is vastly superior to his work in the first Home Alone movie.
 
2012-12-06 09:54:38 AM

Serial: Is it strange that before I even clicked the link I was thinking "They probably went with Die Hard".


Yeah I don't know what subby thought was so hard, die hard was for the first two about visiting at Christmas and even released near Christmas.

Still bugs me that die hard 2 had that much snow before Christmas, or that the wife is some huge exec yet the kids weren't flying with her? Maybe the audience would have known they couldn't kill his kids off.
 
2012-12-06 09:58:14 AM

noazark: IMO, John Williams' score for Home Alone 2: Lost In New York is vastly superior to his work in the first Home Alone movie.


I can see your point of view, but the original songs by other artists on the first home alone sound track are just glorious. I think thats why it gets the nod.
 
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