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Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by jacobtsf 2012-11-24 14:14:47


I'm putting together a playlist of showtunes for the holiday season. They don't just need to be from Christmas shows, or even songs that take place during the holidays, but songs that deal with the "meaning of Christmas" would work too.

Thanks!

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by Nettik 2012-11-24 15:21:51


"A New Deal for Christmas" from Annie
"Christmas is My Favorite Time of Year" from Catch Me If You Can
Most of Menken's A Christmas Carol
"The Schmuel Song" from The Last Five Years
"Christmas Lullaby" from Songs For a New World
"Surabaya Santa" from Songs For a New World
"Christmas" from The Who's Tommy
Most of White Christmas

Also look at the Carols For a Cure albums. "I Wonder as I Wander" from the cast of Spring Awakening is a personal favorite.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-11-24 15:59:04


^I adore Alan Menken's Christmas Carol. "A Place Called Home" is particularly wonderful.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by eperkins 2012-11-24 16:47:49


"Hard Candy Christmas" from Whorehouse

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by djb 2012-11-24 18:10:10


"We Need a Little Christmas" from MAME

which always startles me every time i hear it on christmas radio stations out of context.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by broadwaydevil 2012-11-24 18:18:25


"Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher," although that may not convey the message you're hoping for!

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by AC126748 2012-11-24 18:19:43


"I Saw Three Ships" from Caroline, or Change
"Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher" from Billy Elliott
I second "A Place Called Home"--a really lovely song, well-performed on the cast album by a then-unknown Emily Skinner.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by Nettik 2012-11-24 19:43:08


Menken's Christmas Carol is one of my holiday staples each year. I've seen three regional productions and I adore the cast album. Definitely one of my favs.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by raker 2012-11-24 21:12:09


Turkey Lurkey Time

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by Timmer 2012-11-24 22:23:49


Harold Gould, the cartoonist who created Little Orphan Annie, would roll over in his grave at "A New Deal for Christmas." Gould LOATHED FDR, as many people did then.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by Timmer 2012-11-24 22:40:30


"Hard Candy Christmas" from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.



"We Need a Little Christmas" from Mame.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by darquegk 2012-11-25 00:24:11


The alternate "festive pop single version" of "Christmas Is My Favorite Time Of Year" that is briefly played in the stage show of Catch Me If You Can, can be found in its entirety on Carols for a Cure.

Additionally, Elton John's pop version of "Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher" is more fun than the stage version- partially because it is a pitch-perfect deconstruction of the mid-Eighties Christmas pop tunes the song satirizes in the stage show.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by CurtainPullDowner 2012-11-25 01:11:18


Meredith Wilson's IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS, which is done in counterpoint (?) with his lovely PINE CONES AND HOLY BERRIES in HERE'S LOVE.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by CurtainPullDowner 2012-11-25 01:14:43


And BE A SANTA from SAFS.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by Someone in a Tree2 2012-11-25 11:00:50


You're killing me here, Curtain. Does everyone but me know SAFS is SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING?

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by Auggie27 2012-11-25 11:51:35


"Christmas Day" from PROMISES, PROMISES is rather haunting, even though it's muted and only sung by the chorus. The ending, "time to live each day like Christmas Day..." is eloquent in its simplicity.

I always loved "Big Clown Balloons" from HERE'S, LOVE, even though it's technically a Thanksgiving song. Maybe the only Thanksgiving song in musical theater?

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by Someone in a Tree2 2012-11-25 12:07:42


"Twelve Days to Christmas/Dear Friend" from SLM (kidding-- SHE LOVES ME).
One of the best tear-inducing Christmas finales ever written for the musical stage.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by dreaming 2012-11-25 14:16:23


Does "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" count? It's from a musical that didn't run on Broadway (Meet Me in St. Louis) which seems to be done quite a bit in community theaters these days.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by SNAFU 2012-11-25 14:26:16


Meet Me in Saint Louis ran on Broadway in 1989.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by Marianne2 2012-11-25 14:38:25


Three Wishes For Christmas-Cut song from Gypsy. I know it was included on the LuPone cast recording.

Broadway Christmas Songs
Posted by justoldbill 2012-11-25 21:26:54


Not yet mentioned (on this thread) -
Lovers On Christmas Eve - I LOVE MY WIFE
Greenwillow Christmas - GREENWILLOW
Snowflakes And Sweethearts - ANYA
At Christmastime - SONG OF NORWAY
Ribbons And Wrappings - SONG OF NORWAY (film)
Happy Christmas, Little Friend - Rodgers and Hammerstein
Thank You For Your Love - Jones and Schmidt
Most of SCROOGE and THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN