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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




"Thank God It's Christmas" or "A Winter's Tale"

Which of these two christmas songs is your favorite?

I like A Winter's Tale more actually, I'm getting more a christmas feeling with that song.


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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just listened to both (GH3) and I must agree. AWT is much better, but it's nice to have two different Xmas tunes. Most bands don't even have one or just cover one that's been done a zillion times.

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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Winter's Tale. By technical knock-out.

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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank God Its Christmas

Oh, my love...


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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can I say both?

Thank God it's Christmas - Freddie's voice is stunning on this one (even more so than usual, IMO)

A Winter's Tale - for the beautiful, warm images it brings.


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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Winter's Tale.

No contest, really...

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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

easily A Winter's Tale. it's just so much better.


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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank God It's Christmas

I simply can't be thinking of the fact that Freddie was dying while singing A Winter's Tale. I know this is a lame reason, but that song makes me sad and I don't want to be sad on Christmas.


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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 18:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Winter's Tale is much better lyrically, and it is just a really nice song. Not that I don't like the other, but this is one song that I think every person comes up with their own little music video in their head when it's listened to.

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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank God It's Christmas...no reason just prefer it.

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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

a winters tale,the power of freds voice ,,,,,its all so beautiful like a landscape painting in the sky,,perfect

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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 19:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If a I was asked which song I liked better, TGIC or AWT I'd have to say undoubtedly..."Yes".Anyways,...


Merry X-Mas,

Rocking Quanza,

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Pagans and tree worshipers...happy Terapocian transedentalism meditation (becomming one with nature/trees).

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[I think it would have been fun if Queen had put out alternate TGIC...with the other religions/etc. As B-sides on a single e.g., "Thank god it's Quanza."].

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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 19:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Winter's Tale by a long shot.
In retrospect its also quite reflective on Queens career (the video).


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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 23:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HyPressure wrote:

Just listened to both (GH3) zillion times.


A Winter's Tale is not on GH3. I've always wondered why since it charted higher than some of other tracks in the same album and some of them didn't really belong there (TSMGO with Elton, Rah Mix, Wyclef??). I used to defend Brian's "we want to bring Queen to a new audience" motto but Wyclef Jean's version of AOBTD doesn't belong in a Queen Greatest Hits album.

I kinda liked Five's version of We Will Rock You and Robbie's WATC but disliked Wyclef and Britney/Beyonce/Pink. Ok, bring Queen's music to a new audience but don't shove that kind of crap into other more casual fans (regarding AOBTD's inclusion in GH3).

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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 01:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i preffer A Winters Tale
Not only because is a better song than TGIC; it has a very strong meaning for me, very emotional


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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 09:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'A Winter's Tale' - no doubt. I wouldn't even compare it with 'Thank God...', which was just an average christmas single. 'A Winter's Tale' is so much more than this!

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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

None. Both are of use only to people on the Northern Hemisphere. However, at least A Winter's Tale could be isolated from the Christmas concept.

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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Winter's Tale.

Much, much, much better. Freddie at his best. Really. Emotional song.


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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes, A Winter's Tale. It's such a nice thought that despite being so frail, Freddie's voice remained brilliant (it actualy improved for me.) The optimism is typical of his courage. A marvellous song with lovely lyrics too.


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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Songwise, A Winter's Tale wins over Thank God it's Christmas.. heck, I think it's above a lot of the Queen catalogue really.
However, I don't associate it with Christmas at all, but rather a part of life we're all going to wind up facing at some time or another. So really, to answer your question I'd actually say TGIC is better for this time of year.
Especially considering it's not winter for half of the world :P


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