Friday, 7 December 2012

Win! A Spineless Classic Print from Will & Glory


On the 5th day of Christmas, Domestic Sluttery gave to me... A Spineless Classic print from Will & Glory.

This Alice in Wonderland Spineless Classic print is beyond gorgeous. It contains the entire text of Lewis Caroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, even though Alice getting into trouble takes up half of it. It's in 4-point so if you've got 20-20 vision (or you've got your glasses on) it's perfectly legible. And perfectly pretty.


Will & Glory have given us an Alice in Wonderland print for today's competition. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us your favourite Christmas Carol. Does Jingle Bells do it for you? Or are you more of a Silent Night fan? (Frankly, the Eastenders Christmas Special has made that rather dark, but we still like it). Does Frosty the Snowman count as a carol?

Just leave your comment below by midnight on Sunday 9th December and we'll pick a winner at random and announce in Monday's competition.

Wondering who won the Alex Monroe necklace yesterday? It was Emma Billingham who said 'My day starts by me bouncing off the walls at six am - I tend to open the smaller presents first, or anything which looks like a bottle (hic!)'. Congratulations, Emma! Just email us and tell us where to send your lovely prize (we do promise to post it, even though we'd like to keep it very much).

Good luck today, everyone!

Oh yawn, small print (read it). The competition will close at midnight (UK time) December 9th. You must be UK based to enter, sorry you lovely overseas readers. If you're anon your entry won't count and if you enter more than once, we'll discount all of your entries and tell you off. The winning entry will be chosen at random and you must claim your prize by the 18th or it'll be passed to someone else. Your print comes unframed and there's no alternative prize on offer, or cash alternative. We're not allowed to enter our own competitions but we do quite like Good King Wenceslas. it's got a good bit of baritone to it.

142 comments:

  1. Carol Caldeira7 December 2012 11:28

    I want itttt!!!!

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  2. I love Silent Night, reminds me of when I sang it at junior school many years ago!

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  3. Does All I Want for Christmas is you count!?

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  4. We Wish You A Merry Christmas is my favourite, although it is slightly marred by the fact I have been singing the wrong words for over 20 years! Kin?! Who'd have thought it? I always thought it was King!!

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  5. Claire Monkhouse (@lovelyclaire)7 December 2012 11:33

    Personally, I'm a bit of a "Deck the Halls" girl....largely because it has a lot of random fa-la-la-ing in it which means you don't have to remember all of the words to sing along in a festive manner and also because it is an excellent reason to go and buy a new festive frock - how else is a girl able to don her "gay apparel"?!

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  6. See Him Lying on a Bed of Straw has to be the best carol ever. And now I'm singing and dancing to it at my desk at work. (Trying to not to be too conspicuous!)

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  7. 'Ding dong merrily on high'. I remember learning it when I was at school and I can still remember some of the harmonies! and when I was really little, my Dad recorded me singing it and I never knew when to stop with the 'Gloria' bit! It just went on and on until I ran out of breath!

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  8. Oh Holy Night ("Cantique de Noël") - it may not be a carol, strictly speaking, but it's so beautiful, whether it's an awesome choir in full voice, a solo saxophone, or just me signing along with the CD in my car!

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  9. 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing' - i went to a sing-along Christmas concert last weekend and it's been stuck in my head ever since so i've been driving my deskmates crazy by humming it all week. Apparently i'm not so good at the high notes...

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  10. Well if Whams Last Christmas counts I'll go for that. If it doesnt it would have to be Little Donkey. loved that carol for school nativity.

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  11. O Christmas Tree is the one for me, because we used to sing it every year at school when I was very small. Just hearing the song brings back all the Christmas lights and all the cakes. As a grown up, I can now add mulled wine!

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  12. Hark the Herald angels sing is my favorite! Its beautiful and has a wonderful message of peace and love:)

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  13. Oh my goodness this artwork is amazing! :-O My favourite carol is Good King Wenceslas. "Gathering windter fuuuuuuu-ell!" Makes me feel all cosy and smiley every time. :-)

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  14. What's This from the Nightmare Before Christmas makes me intolerably festive. I know it's not a carol, but the 14 year old goth in me can't help it!

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  15. Lullay lullay ( The Coventry Carol ) reminds me of of the service of 9 lessons and carols we used to sing in our school Chapel choir - old fashioned but beautiful

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  16. Does 'fairytale in new york' count?! surely it does? it is has fairy in the title, snow, shane and kirsty :O)

    If not it has to be Little Jesus Sweetly Sleep i remember being around 8 (i'm 33 now!)being a slightly chubby angel (or angelic i would like to say with cherub cheeks)with a tinsel halo, singing this song in church, very happy memories! x

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  17. I'm strongly inclined to 'Every Little Girl Would Like to Be... A Fairy on the Christmas Tree', but as that's not strictly a carol (ahem), a beautiful Cornish one 'Softly the Night is Sleeping' is one of my all-time faves...

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  18. Has to be Louis Armstrong – Winter Wonderland.

    A total classic and always works to bring down my stress levels & remind me what it’s all about.

    I particularly like the version from this album.. http://open.spotify.com/track/3vk8CvqzWPH31pXQn0Cl6e

    Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
    In the lane, snow is glistening
    A beautiful sight we're happy tonight
    Walking in a winter wonderland

    Lovely.

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  19. let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! is my alltime favorite! i sing it almost every time...when the snow fall down on my nose :)

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  20. Mine is In the Bleak Midwinter (the Holst tune). It's haunting and beautiful and makes me cry. I also like the Sussex Carol, because it's got a brilliant tune and I'm from Sussex!

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  21. Ding Dong Merrily On High...because it has such fond childhood memories of watching all the little old dears at church trying desperately not to pass out whilst singing the 'Glooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooria' note. Always the highlight of the carol service for me.

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  22. For me it's "Little Donkey" - animals AND christmas! Yay!

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  23. Not technically a carol but the theme from Home Alone is the MOST Christmassy music that was ever made. An annual viewing is absolutely compulsory in our house, and when the music kicks in that's when you know it's Christmas!

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  24. Can't beat Hark the Herald Angels Sing with the organ in full flow and a good bit of descant going on!

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  25. Silent Night has always done it for me, although it does tend to make me depressed! This is made all the worse by the Lisa Hannigan version that is the hidden track on one of Damien Rice's albums, which uses the tune to different lyrics - well worth looking up!

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  26. Oh that is beautiful.
    I think I'd have to choose O Holy Night, even though I've no recollection of ever hearing it before Aaron Sorkin used it on one of The West Wing christmas episodes.

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  27. It's really cheesy but I do like the silly versions of carols that we used to try and sneak in at carol concerts in school, while Sheperds washed their scoks by night, for example. We also used to sing the Wish bit of we wish you a merry christmas really loudly. As an adult I can't hep but giggle at: good king Wenceslas looked out, on the planet venus, a shooting star went up his leg and paralysed his p****!

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  28. My favourite is Silent Night, I learnt it in German for an assembly when I was about 5 and still sing it that way now.

    @Nicalalala on twitter

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  29. The Holly & the Ivy, makes me feel all fuzzy and warm, plus the tempo is all over the place, suits my tone deafness to a tee!

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  30. Rudolph the red nose reindeer is my fave. Though reindeers are for life and not just for Christmas! :)

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  31. Does Rocking Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee count?? I quite like dancing like a loon to it when I think no-one is looking at Christmas time (they're probably all looking aren't they?).

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  32. The Holly & the Ivy, makes me feel all fuzzy and warm, plus the tempo is all over the place, suits my tone deafness to a tee!

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  33. Oooh oooh oooh - Hark the Herald Angels Sing! I love properly going for it with that one (despite not really being able to sing). It's hugely uplifting. Loves it.

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  34. Joy to the world is my favourite its so happy and the tune reminds me of church bells on Christmas eve.

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  35. Without a doubt GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN, wonderful music, rousing chorus and so reminiscent of a real Victorian christmas. Perfection.

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  36. Little Drummer Boy. Got to love a bit of Pa rum pum pum pum at Christmas. Especially when the Pa rum pum pum is provided by Bowie and Crosby!

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  37. In the Bleak Mid Winter for the sheer poetry of it

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  38. God rest ye merry gentlemen, definitely!

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  39. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. I love the slightly minor chords, which contrast with the earnest, celebratory words,

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  40. Love it! My fave Xmas song is fairytale of new York

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  41. Victoria Norris7 December 2012 12:09

    Away in a Manger is one of my favourites - I remember singing it at school, rather badly I may add!

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  42. Little Drummer Boy - it's gorgeous!

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  43. Ding Dong Merrily on High - my sister and I always used to compete to see who could hold the longest Glooo-oooo-ooo-oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-oo-ria without passing out

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  44. Love a bit of Away in a Manger - BUT the Normandy version! You know, bit more fancy as a grown up!

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  45. My vote goes to Ding Dong Merrily on high. I love to sing the "Gloooooria" bit all in one breath and show off to my kids what great diaphragm control I've got ;-) [I love these prints, saw them at CheltLitFest]

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  46. If we're talking traditional carols, it would have to be 'I Saw Three Ships', specifically this jaunty version by Barenaked Ladies:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5MNiukRWmA

    If we're talking best Christmas song, it has to be 'Just Like Christmas' by Low:

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

    I remember being 18, driving back alone from the pub on Christmas Eve from the pub where I'd been with friends. There was frost on the windows, glowing phosphate street lamps all around and then this song came on. AndiIt made me so fucking excited that it was Christmas.

    I bloody love Christmas.

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  47. I love the Jolly Snowman and my Dad is horrified that he still remembers all of words. but for a carol it's got to be Hark the Herald sang very loudly and only occasionally in tune! xx

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  48. We Three Kings! Best tune, and they bring PRESENTS! What girl (or new baby Jesus - either way) wouldn't love some new scents and gold for Christmas?

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  49. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman is definitely the best, purely because it's SO fun to sing. You can't do it half-heartedly -and that's kinda what Christmas is all about!

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  50. Without a doubt GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN, wonderful music, rousing chorus and so reminiscent of a real Victorian christmas. Perfection.

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  51. Not quite a carol but still brilliant for a Christmas Karaoke rendition - All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah. I've even been known to join in with the do do dos at the beginning.
    x

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  52. As a primary school teacher, I have an issue with Christmas carols... Either they're butchered by being sung prematurely, out of tune and on repeat for weeks, or they're tweaked and re-written to accommodate our Jehova's Witness clientele...

    The pinnacle of this is Ding Dong Merrily On High - 250 kids warbling "Glooo or or or or or or or or or or or (etc) ooooria, hosanna in ex-Chelsea's" brings a tear to my eye! A definite fave!

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  53. Away in a Manger is my favourite Christmas carol - makes me secretly weep whenever I hear it! I'm carol singing with my choir this weekend, so I'd better bring some tissues, just in case we sing that one!

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  54. O Holy Night! A timeless classic which gets me in the Festive mood every time!

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  55. Well- I have two- both sung by the muppets- Miss Piggy sings Christmas is coming- it's sung in a round with Scooter and other muppet characters- as it's a real short song my other fav is the muppets and John Denver singing The 12 Days of Christmas!

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  56. I love Carol of the Bells, The simplicity of the words and the tune always inspire me, Plus I love pottering about going 'Ding, dong, ding dong' However my husband doesn't, as from about the 10th Of December when the tree goes up to Boxing day it is on repeat on the kitchen stereo which drives him bonkers!

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  57. So many to choose from! Brightest and Best was always my favourite when I was younger, because I played in a brass band and it has the most beautiful euphonium part. I love hearing a full gospel choir singing O Holy Night, but you can't beat a bit of Deck the Halls for getting people to sing along with you! Fa la la la laaa la la LA LAAAAA!

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  58. I would have said 'O Come all ye Faithful' until yesterday, when my very own Alice (aged 5) spent the whole afternoon singing 'Away in a Manger' to herself. Sniff! I'm going to be a tearful shambles at the nativity play next week!

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  59. Christmas is all about fun so you can't beat Jingle Bells; with its upbeat tempo you can really get stuck into it. Also, variations on it about Batman smelling - it's not childish, honest.

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  60. Oooh - love the print! It appeals to my new-homeowner ex-literature student part of me!

    My favourite carol is in the bleak-midwinter. I love the slowness of it, and the fact that my dad and I argue every year about which version is right (apparently there are 2 but Annie Lennox sang my version on her album so dad, another proud aberdonian, is flummoxed this year!)

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  61. We Wish You A Merry Christmas...because no matter how many Snowball's you've consumed, you can still remember the majority of the words!

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  62. Love love love this print!

    You can't beat some Jingle Bells - we all know it! Plus, the hours spent creating various (and naughty!) renditions of it when we were kiddlywinks!!

    Oh, the memories..

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  63. My mother in law gave birth whilst the nurses sang 'silent night' to her on xmas day. Pretty special. Tho i rather like The Puppini Sisters singing 'Mele Kalikimaka' too.

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  64. I think mine has to be ‘Little Donkey’. It was always my favourite to sing in choir at primary school and it’s stuck with me. It reminds me of how exciting Christmas was then, although at 26 I am still a massive kid and get super hyper about the festive season 

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  65. Not a Carol but "What's this?!" from Nightmare before Christmas is always played in our house on 24th Dec. I love it!

    But the best official Christmas carol for me is Oh Come All Ye Faithful as sung at midnight mass after an afternoon of chugging mulled wine in the pub...

    (whispered) "ohcomeletusadooorehim"
    (then louder) "Oh. Come. Let. Us. Adooooore. Him"
    (then shouted) "OH COME LET US ADOOORRRREEE HE IM CHRIIIIIIIIST THE LORD"

    Also if they have a proper choir and they do the "sing choirs of angels" bit properly it makes me sob my booze addled heart out.

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  66. Silent Night has to be my fave, it is so beautiful - every time I hear it in German I get shivers!

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  67. Does Bo Selecta's Prober Crimbo count?

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  68. I love a bit of Good King Wencleslas (damn that's a hard word to spell!)

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  69. Silent Night, when I hear it I'm 5 again!

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  70. In the bleak midwinter has to be my personal fave.

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  71. I don't know why but I really like 'Good King Wenceslas'. Been humming it all day actually.

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  72. I absolutely love 'Little Donkey' - just thinking about the little grey, furry fellow is enough to get my festive cheer revved up!

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  73. My favourite carol is definitely Hark the Herald Angels sing, I love it when the soprano kicks in, I usually try to sing along but never quite make the hight notes. This year maybe?!

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  74. Not a well known one, but Child in a Manger Born is my favourite. My children sing it at their school, and there is never a dry eye in the house!

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  75. We three Kings!!! Because you can actually pretend to be a king and sing it Pavarotti style if you like. Which I most certainly do. But mainly because of the singing camels from Claymation's Christmas.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnIFTtW1pko

    No more need be said.

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  76. The Bare Naked Ladies rendition of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" always brings a smile to my face, I love their ad-libs :)
    and Judy Garland singing "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas" always brings a tear to my eye as a Christmas song.

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  77. Good King Wenceslas hands down. Mainly because of the joke lyrics we sang at school - and also once during a Christmas carol service which luckily went down well - but also that awesome moment in Love Actually when the PM is door knocking to find Natalie and ends up busting out some notes before his body man chips in with his deep tenor!

    Jem xXx

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  78. Hark the Herald Angels Sing. It's a good tune, I like the words and it's a proper classic Christmas carol as well - not just a Christmassy song! I just discovered the Christmas album done by Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler, I think my favourite track from that is Zombie Christmas. It's a bit of a different take on things!

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  79. I think my favourite carol (if indeed it IS one?) is 'When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney!' as I like the fact that Santa is dead grumpy and starts yelling and threatening the kids. Perfectly acceptable behaviour when you discover your arse has got too big to do your job properly. I imagine air hostesses occasionally feel the same way...

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  80. Oh Holy Night, it reminds me of being at Carol concerts with my parents or Little Donkey, reminds me of my Grandma

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  81. Oh Holy Night as it reminds me of being at Carol Concerts with my parents or Little Donkey as it reminds me of my Grandma

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  82. I have always liked the song Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, but I felt sorry for Rudolph because Olive was so mean to him. My Mum cracked up when I asked her why Olive was horrible to Rudolph as I sang her the song... Olive the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names..........I believed for years that there was this horrible reindeer called Olive!

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  83. Albemarle fizz7 December 2012 20:34

    Definitely ' In the bleak midwinter' - friend and i sang it horribly out of tune at a school concert several years ago (thankfully before camcorders) and thought I'd never recover from the shame but I did and now it always makes me smile..

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  84. 'God rest ye merry gentlemen'!
    Mostly because my parents Christmas album has a fantastic 70s avengers style version of it.
    Sometimes I find myself humming it during the non-festive season and I get a burst of the festive spirit any time of the year

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  85. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen was a sure fire favourite of mine ever since I learnt to play it on the piano (even though after the Harry Potter book changing it to God Rest Ye Merry Hippogriff piano sing-alongs in our house at Christmas have never been the same!)

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  86. 'Little Donkey' and 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' always make it Christmas to me. Though this year they are being given some stiff competition by my 2-year-olds hourly repetition of 'Jiggle Bells'!

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  87. 'Little Donkey' and 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' always make it Christmas to me. Though this year they are being given some stiff competition by my 2-year-olds hourly repetition of 'Jiggle Bells'!

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  88. 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' is my favourite by far. There is something so sweet and childish about it. When I hear it now, I am seven years old again, standing in the school hall with my primary school friends, really feeling the wonder and magic of Christmas the way you do when you're little.

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  89. Definitely the Holly and the Ivy, ever since I mimed along in the back row of my primary school choir one nativity, dressed in my dads old shirt with some tinsel round my waist (i was a narrator, of course). x

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  90. Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
    Enough said :)

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  91. O little town of Bethlehem, because I love that I can sing it to the town of "House of the Rising Sun"!

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  92. O come all ye faithful. I used to love when the choir did their funky high-pitched singing on the 'sing choirs of angels' bit, but despite our best efforts, my sister and I could never quite match it!

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  93. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. It was the first carol I learned to play on the recorder, and got to play it solo in a school carol concert. I barely remember the words, but the music always makes me smile.

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  94. Deck the halls always gets me singing along and feeling Christmassy!x

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  95. Deck the halls always gets me singing along and feeling Christmassy!x

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  96. Silent Night. With a non-stop-talking 8 year old, a teething 19 month old, and a 6 week old, it's all I think about!

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  97. Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel! It's so haunting, I love it

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  98. Oh Come All Ye Faithful: Gloooooooorrrrrroororia!

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  99. I have always loved Silent Night, but last year I was actually really moved by a version of it. I'm a teacher and I was watching a really cool cartoon about the trenches in WWI and Christmas Day 1914 with one of my Year 7 classes and when the German soldiers started singing 'Stille Nacht' the kids in my class all joined in as they had learnt it at primary school. II felt that in that moment they had 'got' what happened on that day almost 100 years ago.

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  100. Oh Holy Night is the the best!

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  101. Little Donkey!! Reminds me of being in nativity plays when I was little....and I love donkeys!

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  102. Um, does Little Donkey count?! Always lived that one! Had my eye on this Alice print for a while now so would make my Christmas if I won!!Thank you, Laura @highstreethome

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  103. Silent Night. So solemn, so beautiful - and I don't even like Xmas!!!

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  104. Silent night, definitely. Beautiful, peaceful and moving!

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  105. I always wanted to be Alice ! I still do..

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  106. ooooh I think that is utterly adorable and I'd put it in MY room, forget the kids!!!!!!

    My favourite is Silent Night - gets the tears rolling every time!

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  107. Sarah Louise Augustin9 December 2012 21:27

    Jingle bellsis actually my favourite song its my ringtone all year round my friends think i'm nuts

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  108. Ooh, tough choice - O Come All Ye Faithful or Silent Night I think!

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  109. I think it has to be God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - there's a carol you can really twirl your mustache to!

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  110. Jingle Bell Rock. Christmas and Die Hard. @meatsweet

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  111. I love "Hark! the Heralds Angels Sing" as its so rousing and cheerful and made to be sung at the top of your voice whilst wrapping Christmas presents

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  112. The alternative Jingle Bells that contains the words 'batman', 'smells', 'Robin' and 'flew away'.

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  113. I like loads of Christmas carols, but the one I Don't like is Silent Night as I once had to sing it in front of my whole year at school when I was about 10. I was convinced that somehow me singing it behind a screen would mean no one knew it was me - my teacher made everyone close their eyes when I came back into the room. So embarrassing.

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  114. It Was On a Starry Night. Heard nowhere except school Christmas plays. Me and my brother once walked round the estate knocking on doors and singing it. We made over a fiver, and that was in the early 90s. Good times!

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  115. The only song at Christmas for me is Emerson, Lake & Palmer - I Believe In Father Christmas ... as soon as I hear it I'm instantly transported back to being about 8 years old and loving all my presents .. although I never did get Mr. Frosty ... damn you Mum and Dad ... I can even smell the tangerine in the bottom of my stocking!!!!

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  116. P.S. Does 'All I want for Chrith-math ith my two front teeth' count as a carol?

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  117. Throwing in a vote for a traditional classic - the Coventry Carol. Pass me my reindeer jumper and a bobble hat; I'm feeling festive!

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  118. Anything from the Phil Spector album. Such good tunes!

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  119. Carol of the bells is my favourite.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVGKfDoANRA but have you seen the NBA basketball players doing it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=isPm79xTzM4

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  120. In the Bleak Midwinter. It always sounds gloomy, but I don't find it so :)

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  121. We WISH you a Merry CHRIST-mas: who's going to say no to figgy pudding?

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  122. Clearly East 17 - Stay. Of course it's an authentic Christmas Carol, isn't it guys? Guys...?

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  123. I'm torn between Little Donkey and Away In A Manger, as both remind me of wearing a foil star on my head and singing (badly) in the school nativity. I had to play Mary one year, but I dropped the baby Jesus and I was never asked again!

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  124. "In the Bleak Midwinter"
    I like it because it reveals the harshness of winter but speaks of Heaven and Earth becoming the same place. I also like the humility of giving one's heart.

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  125. Little Donkey sung by Gracie Fields and written by Eric Boswell does it for me. worth a listen. Beautiful.

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  126. I love "Cool Yule" sung by the jazz crooner Matt Dusk. It always reminds me of my mama's Christmas cooking :-)

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  127. My favourite Carol was when Carol Jackson started flirting with David Wicks on Pat Butcher's death bed. And also Away in a Manger.

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  128. Definately the Twelve days of Christmas with little children doing the actions - little excited fingers for 5 gold rings, little mouths moving for 4 calling birds, little arms flapping for 3 French hens, little graceful hand movements for 2 turtle doves and a grand finale when it all comes together with every possible little part in motion for a partridge in a pear tree!

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  129. I love joy to the world! It's so upbeat and very few people can sing it well so it always sounds awful at school concerts but who cares when they're spreading joy?!

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  130. It has to be Little Donkey!! The way people slide down on the notes on 'Don-key' always makes for pleasant listening!!!

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  131. "Little Donkey" because one of the little lads in my class sang it as "keep on bloody onwards" it always makes me giggle.

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  132. Jingle bells, Batman smells
    Robin flew away

    The bat mobile has lost its wheel and the Joker got away

    My favourite because my kids sing it but can never get to the end without laughing x

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  133. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - a beautiful, powerful song depicting the angels celebrating the birth of Jesus but also reflecting on the weariness of the world and troubles we share. It is melancholy but joyful through the span of 4 verses. Aside from that it has a pretty tune and I love to sing it!

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  134. The First Noel for me encapsulates the spirit of Christmas. I remember singing it as a child in school carol concerts and it gave me goosebumps even then. Definitely a beautiful song for Christmas!

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  135. I'm a Silent Night fan, reminds me of being little and feeling overly exited about Christmas while getting to stay up late to go to Midnight Mass with my family.

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  136. I work as an elf for Santa and I have to say Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer does it for me because the kids love it and give it socks on our way to see Santa - he can hear us coming a mile off!

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  137. god rest you merry gentlemen- folked up with eastern european gypsy rythms

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  138. "O Holy Night" is my absolute favourite carol. I only heard it for the first time about 10 years or so ago. When the big high notes hit, I'm truly welled up and weepy. Such a softy at this time of year!

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  139. 3 kings from persian lands afar - because it's a song about Epiphany, which is my birthday 6 January (does that count as a christmas answer?!)
    Nicky
    www.jumpingjuniper.co.uk

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  140. Away in a Manger - although I always manage to sing the harmony and not the tune; too many years in the school choir!

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  141. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen especially done by Sarah McLachlan & The Bare Naked Ladies, just beautiful. Although loved dancing round the kitchen this afternoon to jingle bells with my little girl!

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  142. Can't beat a bit of Cliff! Love Mistletoe and Wine or the rather alternative but still amazing Christma Wrapping!

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