Holiday songs featuring food and drink!
Happy holidays, Chowhounds! Let's celebrate with our favorite holidays songs featuring food and drink. I'll kick it off with two 80s classics:
"Do They Know It's Christmas (Feed the World)" from Band Aid:
"Here's to you--raise a glass for everyone! Here's to them--underneath that burnin' sun. Do they know it's Christmastime at all? Feed the world--let them know it's Christmastime!"
and "Christmas Rapping" from The Waitresses (dig the light show in this clip):
"A&P has provided me with the world's smallest turkey! Already in the oven, nice and hot, oh damn! Guess what I forgot! So on with the boots, back out in the snow, to the only all night grocery...you mean you forgot cranberries, too?"
HO-HO-HO! Whatcha got on your holiday playlist that fits this category?
The words from my all time favorite seasonal rap video by RUN D.M.C., Christmas in Hollis (Queens):
"It's Christmas time in Hollis Queens
Mom's cooking chicken and collard greens.
Rice and stuffing, macaroni and cheese.
And Santa put gifts under Christmas trees
Decorate the house with lights at night
Snow's on the ground, snow white so bright
In the fireplace is the yule log
Beneath the mistle toe as we drink egg nog
The rhymes you hear are the rhymes of Darryl's
But each and every year we bust Chrsitmas carrols"
"We want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!"
Well, let's see...
We have "Chestnuts roasting by an open fire" (The Christmas Song)
The Wassail Song
The Twelve Days of Christmas. I mean, French hens, Geese WITH eggs, maids a milking and making cheese, and well... hmmm.... I've eaten swan and MUCH better to look at them, but partridge are tasty, as are pears!
Christmas is a comin' and the geese are getting fat...
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Figgy pudding!!!)
Let it Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (corn for popping)
Have A Jolly Jolly Christmas (a cup of good cheer)
Over The River And Through The Woods To Grandmother's House We go (last stanza ends with "Hurrah for the fun, the pudding's done, hurrah for the pumpkin pie)
Good King Wenceslas Looked Out On the FEAST of Stephen (then later, Bring me flesh and bring me wine, bring me pine logs hither.
Thou and I will see him dine, when we bear him thither"
There are more, I'm sure, but my memory just won't pull them out. Oh! Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies! How could I forget that? hmmmm... I think I'll go make myself a wassail... Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!.
Yes, drunk on eggnog and something about medication left behind and a goose on the table and a pudding made of pig so it definitely qualifies. Written by Randy Brooks and sung by Elmo and Patsy (Shropshire), recorded in1979, it was covered by quite a few others, including The Irish Rovers, had a TV special, re-recorded in 1992 and 2000 by Elmo, was featured on Grey's Anatomy, this song had longevity well past it's15 minutes, LOL, and is probably still going strong in some circles.
Info by Wiki, BTW.
"Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You" - Billy Squier (this is one of my very favorites!):
"Moonlight and brandy, sweet talk and candy..."
And, nofunlatte, you're absolutely right about grandma..."She'd been drinking too much eggnog, and we begged her not to go, but she forgot her medication, and she staggered out the door into the snow..."
And grandpa's drinking beer and playing cards...then back to the food, "Now the goose is on the table, and the pudding made of fig..."
The 80s were good to us, weren't they?! *<:)