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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Christmas Time is coming closer...what is your
opinion about Queens only Christmas Single?


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 06:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Poor.
"A Winter's Tale" is so much better!

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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 06:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bad song :-/
Winters'tale is much much better...

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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 06:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Freddie May, you've copied my post!

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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 06:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No I hadn't seen your post but I agree with you, that's all :-)


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 06:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know, I know... I was just kidding!

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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love that single..it's one of my favourit christmas single ever! But one of the reason for that was the beautiful voice of Freddie Mercury ofcours...


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like it. Really Christmasy.


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Thank God It's Christmas' is too bland, though it does have some nice guitar at the end. The band would have been better off issuing 'I Dream Of Christmas', which they apparently recorded.

'A Winter's Tale' is absolutely gorgeous, but not really something to listen to unless it's snowing outside (at least, that's what I think).

Does anyone know when 'Thank God It's Christmas' was recorded? I've heard July 1984.

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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really dislike Thank God it's Christmas. It sounds like a cheap pop song, freddie's voice isn't good either in it.
This song is so un-queen.

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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't like it at all.


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know...I've only listened to it a few times. It isn't my idea of a very Christmas-y song, and I tend to only like Christmas hymns anyways, so even that isn't really saying much. I don't find it marvelous, but then, it certainly doesn't irritate me the way several other songs do. I do, however, absolutely adore A Winter's Tale. Beautiful is a severe understatement, I think.

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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

quackman wrote:

I really dislike Thank God it's Christmas. It sounds like a cheap pop song, freddie's voice isn't good either in it.
This song is so un-queen.


Funny. I've always thought that this is a very typical "normal" (= not BoRhap or TSMGO) Queen song.

I like it very much. It works perfectly for one moth a year.


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I like the song at this time of year, it fits in well with all those Cliff records but I dont think its a popular Christmas record with people in general.

Would have been great if they'd released a video to go with it, all the band cavorting around in the snow. Then roasting the chestnuts on an open log fire.

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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice idea, Brimon! A piss-take video would've been great. *sighs* I don't mind the song as I like singing it on rare occasions.

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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like it - it's better than some of the Christmas tunes you hear at this time of year. It's certainly not their best song but it's nice to hear it this time of year.

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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 13:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am obviously in the minority here as I think Thank God it's Christmas is not bad at all for a seasonal song. However, I think A Winter's Tale is shite!


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the song. Actually, I was listening to it last night while wrapping some Christmas presents. :D


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 13:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie's voice makes this a good listen, like alot of queen's songs freddie makes the song happen.