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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

The Moody Blues - Don't Need a Reindeer
 

Travelling Wilburys comes to mind. Nice progless song.

As such, disqualified.


Edited by brittneyspike - December 12 2020 at 17:43
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Keith Emerson- The Christmas Album (He makes everything sound proggy)

Jon Anderson - 3Ships ('cause, well, it's Jon Anderson)

Jethro Tull - The Jethro Tull Christmas Album (see above)

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Much harder to find Chanukkah prog. Chappy Chanukkah (say that five times fast, really clears the throat)!

P.S. When I was a kid, I was perplexed by the lack of well-known Chanukkah songs, so my dad wrote Bruce Bruce the Hanukkah Moose. It started off as a simple rhyming song, and turned into a children's book, featuring a CD with narration and singing from my dad and yours truly (at 8 years old). Not prog though, more folk-singer klezmer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2020 at 21:06
Originally posted by brittneyspike brittneyspike wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

I know it might sound strange but I used to think of "closer to the heart" by Rush as an almost christmas kind of song because of the bells in it.

Now we're talking. For a little while - and actually arthritic uncles reaction at 1:31 may not leave him time to shut it prematurely down before it ends. GOOOD.

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Also, "blood on the rooftops" by Genesis because of the line "we always watch the queen on Christmas day."


Elevator music. We have regular houses, stairs included.


In no way is that elevator music. You must be thinking of "your own special way." Wink
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A Christmas Camel by Procol Harum sounds Christmas-like.

I mean...calling it prog is a stretch, but ya know, it's Procol Harum, so I'm mentioning it.
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There's always A PROGGY CHRISTMAS - THE PROG WORLD ORCHESTRA if you like Neal Morse and Transatlantic.


Joy to the WorldCarol of the Bells are both pretty cool !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2020 at 23:33
Captain Beefheart - Old Fart At Play (the imagery used describing momma in the kitchen with lard and a rolling pin, gorgeous gingham, dust n dough balls...)

Frank Zappa - Inca Roads (Dukes' mellotron solo and Ruth's vibraphone parts have an undeniable holiday feel to them IMHO)

Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo (Title track sounds like something you'd have on in the background at the Christmas Day family gathering, everyone hustling around and preparing, family lounging and chatting, etc. - it's the mood and tone it sets!).

Basically anything brass-heavy or bell heavy lol.

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I think Pendragon have a nostalgic, optimistic energy that would perfectly suit a Christmas song if they ever did one.
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Magma - Hortz Fur Dëhn Santa Klaus Blasquiz

Seriously, can’t think of much. Magma KA III has an Allëhlüïa chorus, and the album KA can be quite joyous, and some of the Magma music is joyous for Christmas. I’ve played Magma’s Dondai To an eternal love) on Christmas and it is a marmite track off quite a marmite album.

I’ve also played Comus on Christmas. “Winter is a Coloured Bird” is quite apt for the season.

EDIT: I think a lot of Canterbury Scene music and Prog Folk is good for Christmas. Agree with Gryphon. Caravan's Winter Wine has some season flair to it. And Art Bears' Winter Songs in the RIOish camp.

Edited by Logan - December 13 2020 at 14:18
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It's more of a general winter song than specifically a Christmas song, but I managed to have "Snowbound" by Genesis put on a Christmas playlist by fooling friends into thinking that it's just a cozy song about a snowman.
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Originally posted by brittneyspike brittneyspike wrote:

Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Let's be real. There are no real prog Christmas songs by well known prog artists but these posted songs are close as we'll ever get. And Father Christmas by Lake is a great song.


Last point first - pretty regular song - a few chords, standard harmonies, not much going on in the rythm section.It's a more or less a standad christmas pop song, however well done it is.

And to the first, I'm not asking for Christmas songs as such, necessarely, I just want to peel potatoes, which should take 12-15 minutes, with a song playing that isn't all of a sudden shut off or replaced, by rarely seen (and frankly not that loved) family member in vicinity of the music playing control device, due to said songs purported incompatability with the musical dogma of this Jolly Season.
First off, I said that it wasn't a prog song. Secondly, it's the lyrics and melody that make the song, not it's lack of complexity. And, thirdly, if you're looking for a 15 + minute Christmas song to peel potatoes with, you'd better skip this holiday and concentrate on New Years.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote suitkees Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2020 at 04:35
Last Christmas (...oh, that makes me think of a song...) Pallas issued a digital only collection of "Christmassy mixes" on their bandcamp page: Christmas on the Edge of Time

With two or three songs you got your potatoes pealed...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RaphaelT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2020 at 06:15
Holy Lamb - Yes

Although the song is at Big Generator which is doubtfully a prog album.
yet you still have time!
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I always thought it odd that Alex Lifeson did this one instead of Neil Peart, but...

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Yes had one stab at a Christmas song.  I like it...I know that most don't.

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Although "A Christmas Song" is my favorite from Tull, this one may be more proggy, complete with several signature changes:


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Run With the Fox - Squire and White
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2020 at 18:11
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

The Trans Siberian Orchestra had a whole sackload of Christmas stocking-filler albums:-
 
Not all of these are Christmas, but they all have the same bombastic sound.

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Strawbs have a whole bunch, none better than this


though this more recent one is pretty good too


and then this one from 1980, though I prefer the version from 1991, which I can't find on youtube






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