Name That Christmas Tune
December 23, 2004 7:40 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone identify a Christmas song (with real limited information)? [MI]

This has been bugging me for weeks. In the late 1970's some relatively unknown band (I think this song was the only time I ever heard of them) came out with a new Christmas carol that got a lot a air-play. I remember being impressed with it as it was very classic Christmas tune, not at all a novelty, which it seems like every new Christmas carol turn out to be. I thought it would become a standard but seemed to disappear off the face of the earth. I don't remember much about the lyrics except that it dealt with a small town, in the snow, and maybe coming across it over a hill. All fairly Christmas iconic, and not much help I know.
posted by rtimmel to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
You could try spending a few hours going through charts here.
posted by stavrogin at 8:48 AM on December 23, 2004

Perhaps it is on Mistletunes' 70s page.
posted by LeiaS at 9:14 AM on December 23, 2004

You might try Billboard Top 100 lists from December of 77/78/79 etc.
posted by stovenator at 10:25 AM on December 23, 2004

Can you tell us any more about what it sounded like? Country? Pop? 70s singer-songwriter? Up-tempo or slow? Instrumentation (Electric guitar? Piano? Horns or strings? And when you say "carol", do you just mean Christmas song, or was it non-secular?
posted by obloquy at 10:41 AM on December 23, 2004


That really sounds like Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody. Here are the lyrics.
posted by modofo at 3:24 PM on December 23, 2004

Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses?
posted by sciatica at 7:22 PM on December 24, 2004

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