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Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

Ok, I'm the net-kid in the family so I get to go on "interesting" missions, such as this one. Essentially, my parents had this LP with English Christmas music on it, whereby one side was a classic choir collection (my mother says it's King's but that's not certain) and the other side was all the "Dreaming of a White Christmas" and similar stuff. They've lost the LP (aka, it's in the loft somewhere) and my challenge is to find this mysterious thing on CD.

Does this ring any bells (no pun intended) and if yes, do you know if there is a CD available? Alternatively, can you think of something similar? I tried to Google but it doesn't really help, the alternative is crawling around in the loft for an entire afternoon...
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Re: Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

Carols from Kings

Classic Christmas carols

If it's not one of those compilations, check this list.
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Re: Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

Thanks for looking, it's what I tried too. My theory is that it's probably not King's at all as my mum tends to mix up names and stuff like that, bless her. Looks like I'm going to crawl around in that loft after all, unless someone else had this LP and actually remembers it. You never know...
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Re: Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

It's going to be difficult. You know all of these Christmas LPs are faceless compilations, I'm not so sure you'll find a standard 'oh yes, I remember that'

When in doubt, ask metafilter. They're obsessed with answering questions like this one. Good luck.
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Re: Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

Yeah, I agree on all points. Thanks for the tip, I shall go and delve in the wisdom of the net. And of course I shall have to bring it to our Christmas party if I find it...
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Ok, I'm the net-kid in the family so I get to go on "interesting" missions, such as this one. Essentially, my parents had this LP with English Christmas music on it, whereby one side was a classic choir collection (my mother says it's King's but that's not certain) and the other side was all the "Dreaming of a White Christmas" and similar stuff. They've lost the LP (aka, it's in the loft somewhere) and my challenge is to find this mysterious thing on CD.

Does this ring any bells (no pun intended) and if yes, do you know if there is a CD available? Alternatively, can you think of something similar? I tried to Google but it doesn't really help, the alternative is crawling around in the loft for an entire afternoon...
I have a double classice christmas cd with loads of old favorites on i can copy it for you and give it to you at the christmas party if you like
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Re: Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

I'll have a look when I get home. As a veteran of looking after the music for the school's xmas fair, I've amassed a certain amount of albums over the net that sound like they might be the kind of stuff you are looking for

In the meantime....what's your all time favourite Christmas track?

John Lennon's happy Xmas is hard to beat imo but I'm getting increasingly fond of Chris Rea's "Driving Home For Christmas".

I heard a version of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" today sung as a "duet" (miracles of modern technology) by Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua. Man it was good. Not strictly a christmas song I know, but if it takes off (it's released as a charity record for the Red Cross) it might just become very synonymous with the season
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I have a double classice christmas cd with loads of old favorites on i can copy it for you and give it to you at the christmas party if you like
That's very nice of you, thank you for the offer. Could trade you for home made jam if you like.

Tim, thanks for the help! It's just the LP we ALWAYS had on for Christmas and ever since the bright idea of the lofting was had, my stepdad moans about how he wished he had that particular album to listen to. We have loads of other things, including, I kid you not, "A Meowy Christmas" but it seems they are not up to the standard set by that one LP record.
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Re: Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

I only like strawberry is that ok thanks
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Re: Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

If all else fails, you could always pick up this album and make it a Schlager Christmas.



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Re: Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

I always like Dean Martin and other Rat Pack members over the Holiday season, you should check it out, though it might be cheesy for your taste, but then again most Christmas music is cheesy. You should consider eBay-ing some of the more interesting found items in the loft, it would free up some space.
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I only like strawberry is that ok thanks
Shoot, I only have Blue- and Rasberry Jam... Vanillekipferl?
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Shoot, I only have Blue- and Rasberry Jam... Vanillekipferl?
Thats ok call it a christmas present from santa
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In the meantime....what's your all time favourite Christmas track?
Hey Santa Claus - Kevin Bloody Wilson
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Re: Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

Has to be fairy tale of New York - Kirsty Macall (RIP) and the Pogues - or just Shane Magowan. It's on repeat on our CD player.
Our daughter particularly likes the line 'you scumbag, you faggot, you cheap lousy maggot, happy christmas you arse I pray god it;s your last' That will teach me to sing with astonishing clarity
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Re: Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

This is the only Christmas album you need! I have it and it's fantastic!!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Kn...6847581&sr=8-1
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Re: Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

Mikey, that is class. We have a friend whose brother's obsession is that duo. He is autistic and has a whole area of his brain devoted to them. Because I come from London he assumes that I am one of them. He always asks me if I am Chas or Dave, this is despite me being obviously female (I know my 'tache gets out of hand sometimes but still) one of the worst journeys of my life was with him in a car going from Nottingham to Henley. 6 hours of rabbit rabbit rabbit. I had to pretend the cassette player was broken in the end
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Re: Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

I must admit, I love them too!! They are seriously underrated as musicians and some of their lyrics are absolutely class. Plus they're fellow Spurs fans!!! I've had my pic taken with them as well
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Re: Looking for a Christmas Album that was out on LP

TBH, I'm not sure that is something to be proud of. Neither the Spurs nor the Chas and Dave photograph.
If they supported the Hammers though it would be a different story
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Why I oughta.... hehe
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