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iPod Song of the Week – Holiday 2008

Filed under : iPod Song of the Week
On December 21, 2008
At 11:00 pm
Comments : 6

It’s the first night of Hannukah and you know what that means: time for the Christmas iPod Song of the Week! As an addendum to the last post, I should say there are a few Hannukah songs and I do not mean “Oh Dreidl, I made it out of clay” or anything by Adam Sandler. My favorite is called Mi Yimalel, but I couldn’t find a good version on YouTube. Feel free to Google if you want to hear the bad ones. But it’s much more fun to sing because it goes around and around and you can sing it in a round, actually. I’m humming it in my head for you. You’re welcome!

Anyway, this first night of Hannukah happens to coincide with the Sunday before Christmas/Jewish Family Day and so, this being the third annual holiday edition, you get my third favorite Christmas song. This one isn’t as jolly as the other two and it’s got that shrill Yoko Ono section, but really, how can you get more spiritual meaning than, “And so this is Christmas, and what have you done?” I think we all did awesome this year, if you (coughelectiondaycough) know what I mean.

But really, war is over… if you want it. I think we all want it, yes?

Happy holidays, everyone!

John & Yoko And The Plastic Ono Band – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Streaming audio available on the iPod Song of the Week page.

Becca’s #1 Holiday song.

Becca’s #2 Holiday song.


6 Comments for this post

  1. Alex says:

    Couldn’t we all just sing together? “Mi Yimalel gevurot Yisrael, otan mi yimneh?”

    Come on, everyone, join in!

  2. jf says:

    Yes you guys did pretty well.
    Happy holidays.

  3. Becca says:

    Alex, it really has been running through my head for several days. Does that count?

    Thanks, jf. I think we are heading in the right direction! Joyeux Noël.

  4. Alex says:

    Becca, if you can’t carry a tune, it ABSOLUTELY counts.

    Happy Jewish Family Day!

  5. KP says:

    Okay, I know I am late, but I love this feature and I love this song. I actually made my son listen to this one on YouTube a couple of weeks ago because he had never heard it! *audible gasp*

    Oh, and your #1 song is my #1 song too, but your #2 song makes me want to deck someone’s hall. Of course you know this already and love me anyway right? Right?

  6. Becca says:

    I’ll think about it.

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