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Let's Make a Christmas Record

Patch invites you to upload videos to make everyone feel good at the holidays.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. At least, that’s what Andy Williams tells us in his classic Christmas song of the same name from 1963.

With the holiday season upon us, and the spirit of giving among us, we at Patch had an idea as bright as Rudolph’s nose

Let’s make a Christmas album. You know, a record.

To play along—both literally and figuratively—all you have to do is upload a YouTube video of the Christmas song that makes you feel good this holiday season, either a favorite or a hall of famer that deserves to be heard by those ears that have been less fortunate than yours.

By the time Christmas rolls around we should have a collection of music that makes everyone feel good about celebrating the holidays.

And to make it extra special, write in the text box below your video why you want to include it and why others should take a look at it. There’s a lot of great Christmas music out there. Feel free to share. It’s the hap-happiest season of all.

Brad McGirr December 23, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Bowie and Bing...Simply the best Christmas record ever.
Brad McGirr December 23, 2012 at 10:59 PM
BRUCE! Two weeks ago in Anaheim....Merry Christmas! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlnoQSZdfl0
Bob Hayden December 23, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I'll give you two very different ones...the first is a classic, and I'm not sure anyone doesn't feel better/happier after hearing it. One of the true "Voices of Christmas", Burl ives, with "Holly, Jolly Christmas'. http://youtu.be/Up1t5siifEw . The 2nd is Band Aid's "Do They Know it's Christmas?". The song is not great, the lyrics, just so-so, the performers less than what you think of at Christmastime. However, in the "Me" decade of the 1980s, this is the song that got the whole charity thing going, with many other recording and live events to follow. The collection of UK-based performers is memorable, but the song makes the cut for one incredible reason...it saved thousands of lives. Can a "song" have anything more important associated with it than that? http://youtu.be/6EJWEXrykdQ
Panglonymous December 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Playlist from a record made by an OC elementary school glee club in the mid-60s. Merry Christmas, County of Orange! -The Lord's Prayer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU_MceRvh2U -This Is My Country http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P9gUi7MzEs -Little David Play On Your Harp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWxRKP3CgTk -All Through The Night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STKdszlFbJI -Brother Jamie -Ol' King Cole http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecHLYShX2a4 -Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThBhL-R58UI -Chim Chim Cher-ee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te_Nv3lMUnA -Pick Yourself Up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6MtmkqPbps -I Believe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WiS0Fl-rJc -School Song -White Christmas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aShUFAG_WgM -Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIY6ZIfEsRo -Parade of Wooden Soldiers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WksXmExYJog -Twelve Days of Christmas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDBMzGq1vhs -Gesu Bambino http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co_jIzV4d-8 -Away in a Manger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQbLLowNgSI -The Little Drummer Boy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD2HGt73wCc -Do You Hear What I Hear http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em0P9zb3a3k -Silent Night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4puLybRGSAw
tiny December 24, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Keep it rolling: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ-e3_31sdM
tiny December 24, 2012 at 04:46 AM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhMx5aKUPoM
Paige Austin December 24, 2012 at 08:30 AM
Pang, you get an A++ on this assignment. Because I am a punk rock girl and cuz part of the band is from Los Al, I have to go with The Vandals "Oi to the World" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMJLCg2YKjk And of course, the Ramones Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN2NNwZ1op8 and Run DMC "Christmas In Hollis" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUK4pTQXrQQ and this last one is only 20 percent a Christmas song, but it's a friend's band so....All "Dot" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MW-dR45c2Q
Brad McGirr December 24, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Ahhhhh, "Christmas in Hollis." You beat me to it Paige!
Eric Bergstrom December 24, 2012 at 07:25 PM
WINTER WONDERLAND Here is a video of Judy Brandmeier's house which is totally decked out on the inside for Christmas. Play the video with your chosen Christmas songs as the musical accompaniment. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4714231825985&set=vb.1600128177&type=2&theater
Panglonymous December 24, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Ok, I am imagining you as a punk.............. DONE! Merry Christmas, Ms. Austin (and to the rest of the girligans, too! :-)
Panglonymous December 25, 2012 at 01:58 AM
BOOM. Boom. Boom. Boom. (The sound Santa and his three elves make when they slide down the chimney and hit the hearth. In succession.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOyj4ciJk34

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