Merry Christmas Music Tournament

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The Winner!!! ~ Chypmunk!

Dean Martin's ~ Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!




The Song ~ The Twelve Days of Christmas!



The True Meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas:

What is the Epiphany?

Epiphany, or the 12th day of Christmas, falls on January 6 and marks the official end to the festive season for many Christians.

Today, Pope Francis held the Vatican's annual Holy Mass for the Epiphany in St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
The ancient Christian feast day is significant as a celebration of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, as well as a more general celebration of his birth. The six Sundays which follow Epiphany are known as the time of manifestation.

Adoration of the Magi by El Greco, 1568,
Adoration of the Magi by El Greco, 1568, CREDIT: MUSEO SOUMAYA, MEXICO CITY
The Twelfth Night (Epiphany) also marks a visit to the baby Jesus by The Magi, (the three Kings, or Wise Men). The word 'Epiphany' comes from Greek and means 'manifestation'. It celebrates 'the revelation of God in his Son as human in Jesus Christ'.

In the West, Christians began celebrating the Epiphany in the 4th century, associating it with the visit of the Wise Men to Jesus.

According to the Gospel of Matthew, the three kings found baby Jesus by following a star across the desert to Bethlehem.

The three kings - named Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar - followed the star of Bethlehem to meet the baby Jesus. According to Matthew 2:11, they offered symbolic gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

The gifts were symbolic of the importance of Jesus' birth, the gold representing his royal standing; frankincense his divine birth; and myrrh his mortality.

During the medieval period, Christmas was celebrated for the 12 days from Christmas Eve on December 24, until the Epiphany. Even up until the 19th century, January 6 was as big a celebration as Christmas Day.



Well done on the win Epiphany - really came out of nowhere to take it on the line!!
(hope I got that right, seems to be what the above post is about )



Congrats Chyp!

You chose a lot of good songs for this tournament, as evidenced by the fact that the semi-finals were nothing but your picks haha.

I was one of the people who voted for Dean Martin over Slade, though I really like both.



Well done on the win Epiphany - really came out of nowhere to take it on the line!!
(hope I got that right, seems to be what the above post is about )
It's funny because I saw "Epiphany" on the calendar yesterday and had no idea what that was. I forgot to look it up, so the above description of it was actually really helpful to me haha.



Well done on the win Epiphany - really came out of nowhere to take it on the line!!
(hope I got that right, seems to be what the above post is about )
You really did great. Having the last four songs in. Way to go! I really loved both Brook Benton ~ This Time Of The Year, and Dean Martin ~ Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

I thought it gave this theme a nice relaxing feel, running it through the Epiphany. Only one day off, and I'm sorry if that bumped into your thread. If you were wanting to start your theme either last night, or early this morning. When do you think you'll start your thread? I need to check one quick thing on my songs. Have you already ran them through the randomizer?

Once again . . . Way to go, sweetie!



Congrats Chyp!

You chose a lot of good songs for this tournament, as evidenced by the fact that the semi-finals were nothing but your picks haha.

I was one of the people who voted for Dean Martin over Slade, though I really like both.
Thank you, there were an awful lot of great Christmas songs put forward by everyone - very, very surprised to lock out the semi's tbh.

You really did great. Having the last four songs in. Way to go! I really loved both Brook Benton ~ This Time Of The Year, and Dean Martin ~ Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

I thought it gave this theme a nice relaxing feel, running it through the Epiphany. Only one day off, and I'm sorry if that bumped into your thread. If you were wanting to start your theme either last night, or early this morning. When do you think you'll start your thread? I need to check one quick thing on my songs. Have you already ran them through the randomizer?

Once again . . . Way to go, sweetie!
Yeah, think you just about made it clear during proceedings how much you love the Dino track and conversely how you don't care for Fairytale in the slightest - at least that was the impression I gained

I'll probably start the covers tourney on Monday.



Thank you, there were an awful lot of great Christmas songs put forward by everyone - very, very surprised to lock out the semi's tbh.
I agree. I think this tournament is one of the very few, where pretty much every song was at least liked, if not loved. That's rare.

Yeah, think you just about made it clear during proceedings how much you love the Dino track and conversely how you don't care for Fairytale in the slightest - at least that was the impression I gained
What? I'm sorry? I have no idea what you're talking about.

I'll probably start the covers tourney on Monday.
OK, that sounds cool.



WINNERS

Song Tournament 1 Winner:
"Rock You Like a Hurricane" - Scorpions
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Song Tournament 2 Winner:
"Gimme Shelter" - The Rolling Stones
Nominated by Miss Vicky

'80s Song Tournament Winner:
"Every Breath You Take" - The Police
Nominated by Weeman

'90s Song Tournament Winner:
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Song Tournament 3 Winner:
"Take On Me" - a-ha
Nominated by Mmmm Donuts

Female Song Tournament Winner:
"Stop! In the Name of Love" - The Supremes
Nominated by The Gunslinger45

Christmas Song Tournament Winner:
"Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" - Brenda Lee
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

New Year's Eve Song Tournament Winner:
"Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen
Nominated by The Gunslinger45

Worst Song Tournament Winner:
"Take U To Da Movies" - Bangs
Nominated by Mmmm Donuts

Rap Song Tournament Winner:
"The Message" - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Nominated by honeykid

Song Tournament 4 Winner:
"The Ballroom Blitz" - The Sweet
Nominated by Godoggo

Song Tournament 5 Winner:
"The End" - The Doors
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Love Song Tournament Winner:
"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" - Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Nominated by The Gunslinger45

Prom Night Song Tournament Winner:
"Footloose" - Kenny Loggins
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Song Tournament 6 Winner:
"Wish You Were Here" - Pink Floyd
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Sweatin' to the Oldies Song Tournament Winner:
"California Dreamin'" - The Mamas & The Papas
Nominated by cricket

Song Tournament 7 Winner:
"House of the Rising Sun" - The Animals
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Asian Song Tournament Winner:
"Chuyện Tnh Sao Ly (A Love Story From Sau Ri)" - Giao Linh
Nominated by Kaplan

Movie Soundtrack Song Tournament Winner:
"Stand By Me" - Ben E. King (from the movie "Stand By Me")
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Song Tournament 8: The Mega Tournament Winner
"People Are Strange" - The Doors
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Country Music Song Tournament Winner:
"She's Got You" - Patsy Cline
Nominated by jiraffejustin

Folk Song Tournament Winner:
"I Hope I Don't Fall in Love with You" - Tom Waits
Nominated by R.P. McMurphy

'70s Song Tournament Winner:
"Werewolves of London" - Warren Zevon
Nominated by Miss Vicky

She-Bop She Only Song Tournament Winner:
"Fade Into You" - Mazzy Star
Nominated by teeter_g

Banned Band & Artist Song Tournament Winner:
"(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" - Otis Redding
Nominated by honeykid

Song Tournament 9: The 2nd Mega Tournament Winner:
"Welcome to the Jungle" - Guns N' Roses
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Song Tournament X: The 3rd Mega Tournament Winner:
"Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" - Urge Overkill
Nominated by Swan

Song Tournament Sleven Winner:
"Let It Be" - The Beatles
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Cars, Trucks and Driving Song Tournament Winner:
"Born to Be Wild" - Steppenwolf
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

TV Show Theme Song Tournament Winners:
Theme from "The Monkees"
Nominated by SilentVamp

Theme from "Rawhide"
Nominated by gbgoodies

Instrumental Song Tournament Winner:
Etude No. 3 Op. 10 "Tristesse" - Chopin
Nominated by Friendly Mushroom!

Siamese Twin Song Tournament Winner:
"Dust in the Wind" - Kansas
and
"Hold the Line" - Toto
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Song Tournament 12 Winner:
"Black Sabbath" - Black Sabbath
Nominated by Swan

Song Tournament ALL STARS! Winners:
"The End" - The Doors
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

"Wish You Were Here" - Pink Floyd
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Sexy's Super Super Fast Song Tournament Winner:
"Easy Lover" - Philip Bailey & Phil Collins
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Sexy's Super Fast Second Chance Song Tournament Winner:
"Gay Bar" - Electric Six
Nominated by Gatsby

Halloween Song Tournament Winner:
"Somebody's Watching Me" - Rockwell
Nominated by Captain Spaulding

"Getting to Know You" Song Tournament Winner:
"Penny Lane" - The Beatles
Nominated by christine

Getting to Know You EVEN MORE Song Tournament Winner:
"Linger" - The Cranberries
Nominated by Tugg

Song Tournament 13 Winner:
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" - Simple Minds
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Metalheads Song Tournament Winner:
"Borrowed Time, Borrowed Eyes" - SubRosa
Nominated by Zotis

Winter Storm Song Tournament Winner:
"Wonderful World" - Sam Cooke
Nominated by mojofilter

Song Tournament 14 Winner:
"Break on Through (To the Other Side)" - The Doors
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

EDM Song Tournament Winner:
"Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

The Love & Heartbreak Song Tournament Winner:
"Fever" - Peggy Lee
Nominated by christine

The Scattergories Song Tournament Winner:
"Summer in the City" - The Lovin' Spoonful
Nominated by SilentVamp

Millennial Song Tournament Winner:
"Lose Yourself" - Eminem
Nominated by Marlon Brando

The British Song Tournament Winner:
"Hungry Like the Wolf" - Duran Duran
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

The Flushed with Success Song Tournament Winner:
"Lithium" - Nirvana
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Embarrassing Songs We Love Song Tournament Winner:
"...Baby One More Time" - Britney Spears
Nominated by mojofilter

Song Tournament 15 Winner:
"Layla" - Derek and the Dominos
Nominated by TONGO

Queer Song Tournament Winner:
"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" - Elton John
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Summer Song Tournament Winner:
"Summer of '69" - Bryan Adams
Nominated by mojofilter

Old Fogey Song Tournament Winner:
"He'll Have to Go" - Jim Reeves
Nominated by christine

Obscure Song Tournament Winner:
"An Eala Bhn (The White Swan)" - Julie Fowlis
Nominated by christine

Songs That You Hate Song Tournament Winner:
"Never Say Never" - Justin Bieber (feat. Jaden Smith)
Nominated by mojofilter

Song Tournament 16 Winner:
"Your Love" - The Outfield
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Movie Clip Song Tournament Winner:
"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" - Starship (The Skeleton Twins)
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Country Music Song Tournament 2 Winner:
"Lucille" - Kenny Rogers
Nominated by mojofilter

Song Tournament 17 Winner:
"Do It Again" - Steely Dan
Nominated by cricket

All About Her Song Tournament Winner:
"I'm on Fire" - Bruce Springsteen
Nominated by Topsy

All About Him Song Tournament Winner:
"When a Man Loves a Woman" - Percy Sledge
Nominated by
sty

Merry Christmas Song Tournament Winner:
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" - Dean Martin
Nominated by Chypmunk

RUNNER UPS

Song Tournament 1 Runner Up:
"In Dreams" - Roy Orbison
Nominated by jiraffejustin

Song Tournament 2 Runner Up:
"The Sound of Silence" - Simon & Garfunkel
Nominated by donniedarko

'80s Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Take My Breath Away" - Berlin
Nominated by Miss Vicky

'90s Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Been Caught Stealing" - Jane's Addiction
Nominated by Godoggo

Song Tournament 3 Runner Up:
"Always On My Mind" - Elvis Presley
Nominated by LP Quagmire

Female Song Tournament Runner Up:
"You Can't Hurry Love" - The Supremes
Nominated by jiraffejustin

Christmas Song Tournament Runner Up:
"White Christmas" - Bing Crosby
Nominated by Thursday Next

New Year's Eve Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Relax" - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Nominated by honeykid

Worst Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Mr Blobby" - Mr Blobby
Nominated by honeykid

Rap Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Mama Said Knock You Out" - LL Cool J
Nominated by Mmmm Donuts

Song Tournament 4 Runner Up:
"Modern Love" - David Bowie
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Song Tournament 5 Runner Up:
"Need You Tonight" - INXS
Nominated by Miss Vicky

Love Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Up Where We Belong" - Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
Nominated by honeykid

Prom Night Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Let's Hear It For The Boy" - Deniece Williams
Nominated by Hit Girl

Song Tournament 6 Runner Up:
"Barracuda" - Heart
Nominated by rauldc14

Sweatin' to the Oldies Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Under the Boardwalk" - The Drifters
Nominated by The Sci-Fi Slob

Song Tournament 7 Runner Up:
"Losing My Religion" - R.E.M.
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Asian Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Hell in Paradise" - Yoko Ono
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Movie Soundtrack Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Suspiria" - Goblin (from the movie "Suspiria")
Nominated by Swan

Song Tournament 8: The Mega Tournament Runner Up:
"Zombie" - The Cranberries
Nominated by cricket

Country Music Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Drivin' My Life Away" - Eddie Rabbitt
Nominated by cricket

Folk Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Blowin' in the Wind" - Bob Dylan
Nominated by gbgoodies

'70s Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Rocket Man" - Elton John
Nominated by honeykid

She-Bop She Only Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Call Me" - Blondie
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Banned Band & Artist Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Baker Street" - Gerry Rafferty
Nominated by cricket

Song Tournament 9: The 2nd Mega Tournament Runner Up:
"Come As You Are" - Nirvana
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Song Tournament X: The 3rd Mega Tournament Runner Up:
"More Than a Feeling" - Boston
Nominated by Gatsby

Song Tournament Sleven Runner Ups:
"Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zeppelin
Nominated by Hubby

"Dream On" - Aerosmith
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Cars, Trucks and Driving Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Fun Fun Fun" - The Beach Boys
Nominated by Hubby

TV Show Theme Song Tournament Runner Ups:
Theme from "Cops"
Nominated by cricket

Theme from "Happy Days"
Nominated by Hubby

Instrumental Song Tournament Runner Up:
Theme to "Midnight Cowboy" - John Barry
Nominated by christine

Siamese Twin Song Tournament Runner Up:
"It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" - R.E.M.
and
"Good Golly, Miss Molly" - Little Richard
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Song Tournament 12 Runner Up:
"You Should Be Dancing" - Bee Gees
Nominated by honeykid

Song Tournament ALL STARS! Runner Ups:
"Rocket Man" - Elton John
Nominated by honeykid

"Stand By Me" - Ben E. King
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Sexy's Super Super Fast Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Hang on Sloopy" - The McCoys
Nominated by cricket

Sexy's Super Fast Second Chance Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Imagine" - John Lennon
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Halloween Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Fire" - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Nominated by honeykid

"Getting to Know You" Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Our House" - Madness
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Getting to Know You EVEN MORE Song Tournament Runner Up:
"In the Air Tonight" - Phil Collins
Nominated by rauldc14

Song Tournament 13 Runner Up:
"Shout" - Tears for Fears
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Metalheads Song Tournament Runner Up:
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" - Metallica
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

Winter Storm Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Holding Back the Years" - Simply Red
Nominated by mojofilter

Song Tournament 14 Runner Up:
"God Only Knows" - The Beach Boys
Nominated by Spirit

EDM Song Tournament Runner Ups:
"Orphan" - Savant
Nominated by Omnizoa

"My Love" - Route 94
Nominated by CiCi

The Love & Heartbreak Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Sway" - Dean Martin
Nominated by Chypmunk

The Scattergories Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Summer Breeze" - Seals and Crofts
Nominated by SilentVamp

Millennial Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Seven Nation Army" - The White Stripes
Nominated by Marlon Brando

The British Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - Tears for Fears
Nominated by mojofilter

The Flushed with Success Song Tournament Runner Up:
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye
Nominated by christine

Embarrassing Songs We Love Song Tournament Runner Up:
"She's Like the Wind" - Patrick Swayze
Nominated by Miss Vicky

Song Tournament 15 Runner Up:
"Tennessee Whiskey" - Chris Stapleton
Nominated by Captain Spaulding

Queer Song Tournament Runner Up:
"It's a Miracle" - Culture Club
Nominated by Sexy Celebrity

Summer Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Soak Up the Sun" - Sheryl Crow
Nominated by mojofilter

Old Fogey Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Ghost Riders in the Sky" - Burl Ives
Nominated by Kaplan

Obscure Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Antonia" Manecas Costa
Nominated by christine

Songs That You Hate Runner Up:
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" - Soulja Boy
Nominated by mojofilter

Song Tournament 16 Runner Up:
"Cars" - Gary Numan
Nominated by nostromo87

Movie Clip Song Tournament Runner Up:
"You Should Be Dancing" - Bee Gees (Saturday Night Fever)
Nominated by cricket

Country Music Song Tournament 2 Runner Up:
"My Rifle, My Pony and Me" - Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson
Nominated by Captain Spaulding

Song Tournament 17 Runner Up:
"Maneater" - Hall & Oates
Nominated by Derek Vinyard

All About Her Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Tiny Dancer" - Elton John
Nominated by cricket

All About Him Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Smooth Operator" - Sade
Nominated by mojofilter

Merry Christmas Song Tournament Runner Up:
"Merry Xmas Everybody" - Slade
Nominated by Chypmunk



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Sorry I missed this, was working. Congrats, Chyp!
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Sorry I missed this, was working. Congrats, Chyp!
Thank you kindly.



Congrats Chyppie!great song,happy it won!

hope everyone found some new songs for next year,i did+ also found the name of some i loved but never could find
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I'm so happy that the Dean Martin song won. I've been rooting for it since the beginning of the tournament. (I was hoping that the final two would have been that song and the Nat King Cole song.)

Congratulations Chypmunk, for not only winning, but also for having all four of the final four songs in the tournament. That's an amazing accomplishment that might never be matched.

Thank You to sty for running a great tournament. I especially liked that you stuck to your guns, and made the last few rounds private voting.
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Congratulations Chyp! a man with excellent musical taste. Fairytale should've won and Slade come second but the other songs were good too.
Thanks for running the tourney Destiny, not easy to do in a busy time of year, you took on a lot but came up with the goods!
I've decided I don't like the secret pm ending, but am of the opinion that if a person is putting in the effort to run a tournament then they should run it the way they want to.



[size=6][b]Congrats Chyppie![size=3]great song,happy it won
Awww thank you Tops!

Congratulations Chypmunk, for not only winning, but also for having all four of the final four songs in the tournament. That's an amazing accomplishment that might never be matched.
Thank you, it's certainly a feat that will never be matched by me as I'll be back to putting up tunes that mainly have a minority following on here (i.e. just me ).

Congratulations Chyp! a man with excellent musical taste. Fairytale should've won and Slade come second but the other songs were good too.
Thank you - of all the people on here I think you tell the sweetest untruths in the nicest way In this instance you're quite right that Fairytale should have won though.



Forgot to say thanks to Lisa for running it - did a great job hun and muchly appreciated it is too



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Me too! Forgot to thank, I mean. You did a gret job, Des. Many thanks for a fun tournament.



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I'm so happy that the Dean Martin song won. I've been rooting for it since the beginning of the tournament. (I was hoping that the final two would have been that song and the Nat King Cole song.)
Ditto!!! That's what I was hoping for.

I've decided I don't like the secret pm ending, but am of the opinion that if a person is putting in the effort to run a tournament then they should run it the way they want to.
May I ask what you don't like about it?

Thank you - of all the people on here I think you tell the sweetest untruths in the nicest way
Is that your way of saying I'm bitchy!?!

I'm the meanest one I know.


Thank You to sty for running a great tournament. I especially liked that you stuck to your guns, and made the last few rounds private voting.
Thanks for running the tourney Destiny, not easy to do in a busy time of year, you took on a lot but came up with the goods!
Forgot to say thanks to Lisa for running it - did a great job hun and muchly appreciated it too
Now that you mentioned it, I also neglected to thank sty for running this.

Thanks for all the work you put into this s! You did a good job hosting.
Me too! Forgot to thank, I mean. You did a great job, Des. Many thanks for a fun tournament.
Thanks a lot, everyone. This was a great tournament. I hope you all can join in on the Valentine's Day tournament. Christine had a great idea about the songs we choose. It was about us not keeping them all sappy love songs. We'll have to think a lot harder, and these lists will be very interesting. I'll be making the thread very soon.






May I ask what you don't like about it?

I'm just not a fan of the PM ending cos you can't see who voted and what they voted for (obviously) but that's one of the bits I like about a tourney - seeing invididuals musical tastes .i like the build up of votes stacking up specially if it's evenly balanced .

Bear in mind that I did also say i think it's up to the person running the tournament as to whatever rules they want to apply. If you object to the rules you don't have to join!



I'm just not a fan of the PM ending cos you can't see who voted and what they voted for (obviously) but that's one of the bits I like about a tourney - seeing invididuals musical tastes .i like the build up of votes stacking up specially if it's evenly balanced .
Oh, I wish you would have asked. I would have posted everyone's votes. No one said anything, so I didn't think twice about it. I thought I'd do it if someone needed the votes confirmed.

Bear in mind that I did also say i think it's up to the person running the tournament as to whatever rules they want to apply. If you object to the rules you don't have to join!
Yeah, that's true, but I like to do whatever's needed to keep my friends happy.