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Songs to Invoke Christmas

Episode 18
Songs to Invoke Christmas

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  • Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Performed by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir

    "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is a Christmas song with lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir. The song reached number 4 in the United Kingdom.

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  • Do They Know It's Christmas?

    Performed by Band Aid

    "Do They Know It's Christmas?" is a song in reaction to television reports of the 1983–85 famine in Ethiopia. It was first recorded by Band Aid. The original version has sold 3.79 million copies in the United Kingdom to date.

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  • Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy

    Performed by David Bowie and Bing Crosby

    "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" is a Christmas song with an added counterpoint performed by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. "The Little Drummer Boy" is a Christmas song written in 1941. The single became one of David Bowie's best selling in his career.

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  • Christmas Rappin'

    Performed by Kurtis Blow

    "Kurtis Blow" is the self-titled debut album by American rapper Kurtis Blow. It was released in 1980 by Mercury Records. The album includes the bonus song "Christmas Rappin'".

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  • All I Want for Christmas Is You

    Performed by Mariah Carey

    "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a song performed Mariah Carey. With global sales of over 14 million copies, the song remains Carey's biggest international success and the 11th best-selling single of all time.

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  • Joy to the World

    Performed by Whitney Houston featuring The Georgia Mass Choir

    "Joy to the World" is a popular Christmas carol. The words are by English hymn writer Isaac Watts, based on the second half of Psalm 98 in the Bible. The song was first published in 1719 in Watts' collection, "The Psalms of David".

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  • Favorite Time of Year

    Performed by India.Arie and Joe Sample featuring Tori Kelly

    "Favorite Time of Year" is a track performed by India.Arie and Joe Sample featuring Tori Kelly. India.Arie has sold over 3.3 million records in the United States and 10 million worldwide. She has won four Grammy Awards from her 21 nominations.

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  • Like Christmas

    Performed by Janice Dempsey with André Ward and Danny Pickering

    "Like Christmas" is a track performed by Janice Dempsey with André Ward and Danny Pickering. It was released in 2016.

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  • Silent Night

    Performed by Boyz II Men

    "Silent Night" is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in Austria. The song has been recorded by a large number of singers from every music genre, including Boyz II Men.

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  • Deck the Halls

    "Deck the Halls" is a traditional Christmas, yuletide, and New Years' carol. The melody is Welsh dating back to the sixteenth century, and belongs to a winter carol, "Nos Galan", while the English lyrics, written by Thomas Oliphant, date to 1862.

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  • Jingle Bells

    "Jingle Bells" is one of the best-known and commonly sung American songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) and published under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh" in the autumn of 1857.

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