Thursday, October 05, 2006

Super Excitedly Early Christmas Post # 1: Which Christmas Song Best Brings Home the Bacon? Or Ham? Or Bibingka?

I've been burning discs like a fool on a mission since we had the broadband loving going on at home. What used to take 20 minutes to download on a better day on dial up now takes about less than two minutes on broadband. I'm telling you, 2006 has never looked this promising in any given third world country. Yeah, I'm saying that during the last quarter of the year. That's done on purpose, but that's not the point.

And it is in the holidays-specific spirit of music PLUS our current insane download rate that I'm preparing my Christmas playlist. In October. What can I say, I was raised to embrace the spirit this early on. And in this country where Christmas starts as early as November and ends somewhere during the first week of January, I don't think you can blame me for being this excited. I don't think YOU can blame yourself either. And, being blessed with the current download rate and all, I went on my happy sleighbell ringing self and launched the download button.

So here's a sort of compilation of the songs I have queued in Limewire. Feel free to take suggestions as you please, but I would love it if you guys can vote for at least three of the better Christmas songs which, as the title implies, sets the mood this early on. I'd love to create the most rocking-est Christmas Playlist as early as November.

All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) - Nat King
Cole Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
I'll Be Home For Christmas - Bing Crosby
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Jackson 5
Mary's Boy Child - Matt Monro
Winter Wonderland - Peggy Lee
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Mel & Kim
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Jane McDonald
O Come All Ye Faithful -Stacie Orrico
Jingle Bells -Les Paul & Mary Ford
Do You Hear What I Hear -The Cliff Adams Singers
Joy To The World -The Choir Of St Paul's Cathedral
Hark The Herald Angels Sing -Harry Secombe

Yes, that's Limewire and not Itunes. See, it's okay to not have an IPod yet to hear these songs. You don't need an IPod to hear these songs. It's the Christmas spirit that matters. And, being increasingly materialistic these past few years, the Christmas spirit tells you to go on ahead and burn your thirteenth month pay on an IPod.


  1. congratulations...can't resist to say that coz your post only means you have power (electricity) back on. jessica zafra is still sulking coz she can't watch DVD at home :)

  2. he hee @ lala



    PS: I honestly don't know what to say to that though.

  3. he hee @ lala



    PS: I honestly don't know what to say to that though.

  4. Oh Christmas! I want to go home this December but my nature of job won't allow me I bet. I'm planning of submitting my resignation by the 15th of November so that I could go home on December 20th. Hahaha! Then I'll be a bummer for a month again, just because I want to go home and spend Christmas with my family.

  5. Sounds like a plan! @ Third

    I've tried Christmas in the office once, and it wasn't like Christmas at all. So what I did was I filed for a time out on the holidays, and hoped to high hell that things go my way.


    PS: Oh, I didn't mean to double post. Sorry about that.

  6. Anonymous9:09 AM

    Nice collection:

  7. hi momel.
    early christmas prep eh?
    hehe. nice.
    hmm. christina aguilera's the christmas song is ok.
    i dunno which song to recommend. u'v got most of the songs on my head on your list.
    i'll msg u sumtym if sumting pops in.

  8. i, for one, don't have an ipod. and i am still bitter about it. but before this comment gets messy, maybe you may want to download a song from jars of clay. i can't remember the title, but i think it's about a drummer boy. :]

  9. Of course! @ Bulitas

    Christina Aguilera - Christmas Song.


    Thanks for that :)

    Har @ IE

    Funny, my comment on Bulitas' recent post had your name on it. But it's all good!

    Jars of Clay - Drummer Boy, check!

    Cheers guys, and thanks for dropping by!

  10. Anonymous7:44 AM

    Haha. I used to have a compilation of Christmas songs sung by The Chipmunks. Haha.

    Wala lang, share ko lang. LOL. Nice list you got there. :P

  11. hoy ano ka ba naman Momel, Limewire? ayaw mong mag-download ng buong albums tapos i-burn mo sa CD...tada...meron ka nang sarili mong "Quiapo" collection. email mo lang ako kung interesado kang mag-download ng full albums (both foreign and OPM)

    naku, pasko na hindi pa rin tayo nagkikita. it's been how many years? remember the old days sa YM? hehe

  12. Ha haa! @ jhed

    A lot of search results for christmas songs are actually sung by them tree hugging rats. I never liked them as a kid, though.

    Yeah @ Idol

    Limewire lang, choosy ako eh. Ha haa!

    Honga, tagal na noon noh? Tingin ko mga four years ago? Five? Basta, tagal na sobra!

    Di na kita maabutan online ah!


  13. Excellent Christmas playlist!!! The Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby bit shows that you've got an impeccable taste. I quite like Alvin and the chipmunks though.. consistent favourite ever since and the ones with C3p0 and R2D2. I don't know. Maybe that's just me. I was hoping you'd throw in 'Harping on Angels Wings' just for laughs..

  14. Devilcious misses you!!!!!3:43 AM

    Awwww... im havin mixed emotions nnman tuloy.. mejo sad..coz..this will be my 2nd xmas away from my family.. mejo happy din.. y'know the reason why na db? hehehehe..

    have u heard Home for xmas??

    love yah!! mwahs to yah!

  15. sana isama mo sa compilation mo ang I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS versions nila nora at vilma. hehe.

  16. I think the Chipmunks are becoming quite a staple in Christmas playlists. @ Howling

    But I never get the appeal kasi eh.

    That song Harping on Angel's Wings sounds nice. Let me check that out! Thanks!

    Awww @ Devilish

    Second christmas away from the family? My reasons are totally different, though, but I think I know how you feel. I've spent two Christmases in the office already, and it never felt right. Even on the second try.

    But I will be spending Christmas at home pa rin. And he's with me, so it's going to be a real thrill.

    Cheers to us! Luvs Yah and Mwahs back atcha!

    Ha ha haaa @ Gary Tarugo

    I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by Norma and Vilma???




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