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  • [Idea] Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

    Now let me say before I begin, I am a huge fan of the current music loop on Main Street during the Holiday season. I have a strong nostalgia for it. Almost every year since I was a baby, my family has made an annual trip to Disneyland during the Holiday season. Definitely a family tradition. The current Christmas music loop on Main Street certainly has a unique sound that instantly brings me to the festive serenity of the garland lined street. I love it and at the same time wonder if maybe it's time for something new and theme appropriate.

    The current loop, while great and indicative of it's own unique time and place, definitely has an almost dated sound. To me it has a very "70's" sound to it. The music and even some of the song choices (Jingle Bell Rock for example) definitely don't help the turn-of-the-century small town theme. So I wonder if maybe a new, more theme appropriate music loop would be a better fit. I mean we're all hoping and expecting a great and appropriate 1920's/30's jazz Christmas soundtrack for BVS this Holiday season so why shouldn't Main Street have a more appropriate loop. That's actually what got me thinking about this. I love the changes they made earlier this year to the regular loop to make it more cohesive so I wonder if a change for Christmas is in the works soon. Again I love the current Christmas loop and wouldn't mind if it stayed at all but wouldn't it be kinda awesome to have a theme fitting loop for Main Street like what we're all expecting BVS to get. Thoughts? Ideas? Discuss

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    Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

    A change would be nice, as long as that change doesn't involve removing Christmas songs for the generic holiday genre.

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      Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

      I really hope they stay with the current loop as I think it brings back memories for so many of us. I think the first order of business will be to find period appropriate holiday music for Buena Vista Street. It will be interesting to see if they go with the big band era sound or go more towards what they've done with the Main Street loop.

      And what about Carsland? Will we hear a loop of Mater carols?

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        Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

        I am a huge fan of the current holiday loop on main street that I scoured music stores and actually pieced together the entire collection myself. I agree, Jingle House Rock could go, but never the music box songs.

        01 David Rose - The Christmas Tree
        02 David Rose - The Twelve Days Of Christmas
        04 David Rose - Toyland
        06 John Gregory - I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
        08 John Gregory - Rudoph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
        09 David Rose - The Christmas Song
        10 Raymond LeFevre - Silver Bells
        11 Raymond LeFevre - Jingle Bells
        13 The Hollywood Pops Orchestra - Caroling Caroling
        14 Felix Slatkin - Deck The Halls
        15 Rita Ford - O Tannenbaum
        16 Paul Mariat - Petit Papa Noel
        17 The Hollyridge Strings - Jingle Bell Rock
        19 David Rose - The Christmas Waltz
        20 Teo Macero - The First Noel
        21 The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra - Carol Of The Bells
        22 Felix Slatkin - Ihr Kinderlein Kommet
        24 Lawrence Welk - I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
        25 Lawrence Welk - I'll Be Home for Christmas
        26 Lawrence Welk - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
        28 Lawrence Welk - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
        29 Lawrence Welk - Deck The Halls

        Micenation

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          I think the current Christmas music is fine. The only gripe I have with it is they play it so dang loud! Other than that I don't have a problem with it. And kudos to Disney for having the guts to include, albeit not sung, "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation!"

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            Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

            Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
            I think the current Christmas music is fine. The only gripe I have with it is they play it so dang loud! Other than that I don't have a problem with it. And kudos to Disney for having the guts to include, albeit not sung, "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation!"
            I think they got away with that one as it was probably included under the guise of "Lobet Den Herren" which is essentially the same text in German. Not really a Christmas carol here in the states, but maybe it's one in the Lutheran tradition?


            Originally posted by orbitalpunk View Post
            I am a huge fan of the current holiday loop on main street that I scoured music stores and actually pieced together the entire collection myself. I agree, Jingle House Rock could go, but never the music box songs.

            01 David Rose - The Christmas Tree
            02 David Rose - The Twelve Days Of Christmas
            04 David Rose - Toyland
            06 John Gregory - I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
            08 John Gregory - Rudoph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
            09 David Rose - The Christmas Song
            10 Raymond LeFevre - Silver Bells
            11 Raymond LeFevre - Jingle Bells
            13 The Hollywood Pops Orchestra - Caroling Caroling
            14 Felix Slatkin - Deck The Halls
            15 Rita Ford - O Tannenbaum
            16 Paul Mariat - Petit Papa Noel
            17 The Hollyridge Strings - Jingle Bell Rock
            19 David Rose - The Christmas Waltz
            20 Teo Macero - The First Noel
            21 The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra - Carol Of The Bells
            22 Felix Slatkin - Ihr Kinderlein Kommet
            24 Lawrence Welk - I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
            25 Lawrence Welk - I'll Be Home for Christmas
            26 Lawrence Welk - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
            28 Lawrence Welk - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
            29 Lawrence Welk - Deck The Halls
            I've been collecting these myself, and I was SO excited when I found "The Christmas Tree" on iTunes a couple of years ago. It's easily my favorite of all of those recordings and it just SOUNDS like the perfect combination of Disneyland and Christmas when I am in the park during the holiday season.

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              Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

              Well I guess my original thought in all this is was as Disney fans, it's interesting we all accept music that is definitely theme inappropriate on Main Street yet if similar music were to appear on BVS for Christmas, most would be upset that they didnt record theme appropriate pieces. I will again say I share the same love all you have for the current Main Street music. "The Christmas Tree" is definitely my favorite; I'm whistling it right now. Just hearing some of the songs instantly brings to DL and it's so quintessential at this point to the Main Street Christmas atmosphere. I think it would be interesting though to have a theme appropriate loop that had Christmas carols and pieces done in Ragtime style and such for Main Street. Maybe one day, who knows...I don't know how well the fan community would react.

              And concerning BVS Christmas music, I have a feeling they'll steer clear of a big band sound and go more with a smaller jazz ensemble orchestration similar to the sound they have now. More pre/beginning of swing/big band sound. They'll probably have a whole new music loop recorded by Jim Mora's band. Plus just last year, Hollywoodland was using the big band and standards singers Christmas classics and seeing as their relatively new music loop is all swing/big band (much different than BVS), I'm sure that land will keep that sound.

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                Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

                I think if they ever replaced the current Main Street Christmas loop, I might cry. So many emotions and Christmas memories tied to it.

                The Christmas Tree is also my favorite song from the loop. I spent forever trying to track it down years ago (before the track list was available) because DL/WDW is pretty much the only place that song even exists anymore. Never heard it played anywhere else, ever. Which really surprises me because it's such a bouncy and festive Christmas tune.

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                  Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

                  Like other have said I like the Christmas music they have now I do not want them to change any of it.

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                    Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

                    Anyone want a CD cover for the Main Street Christmas loop? Take mine!





                    Download covers here!!!

                    http://www.nametagmuseum.com/dl_xmas_cd_covers.zip

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                      Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

                      Originally posted by Capt Hook View Post
                      Like other have said I like the Christmas music they have now I do not want them to change any of it.
                      me too. its so nice and very enjoyable. i hope it stays.

                      ---------- Post added 08-20-2012 at 12:33 AM ----------

                      do they have the christmas music that is played on mainstreet on cd? i am just wondering. i like the soundtrack and i dont know what is called. a little help would be nice. thanks

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                        Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

                        do they have the christmas music that is played on mainstreet on cd? i am just wondering. i like the soundtrack and i dont know what is called. a little help would be nice. thanks
                        i believe all the tracks had been released on commercially on one disk or another, just not on one album. Most people have gathered all the tracks into their own personal compilation album.

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                          Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

                          Originally posted by Sosai X View Post
                          Anyone want a CD cover for the Main Street Christmas loop? Take mine!





                          Download covers here!!!

                          http://www.nametagmuseum.com/dl_xmas_cd_covers.zip
                          Oh sweet. You've helped me again. Grateful as always.

                          Micenation

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                            Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

                            Originally posted by Sosai X View Post
                            i believe all the tracks had been released on commercially on one disk or another, just not on one album. Most people have gathered all the tracks into their own personal compilation album.

                            oh okay thanks

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                              Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

                              It needs some Chanukah songs added.
                              "Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada."

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                                Re: Main Street Christmas Music Loop: change needed...?

                                Originally posted by Sosai X View Post
                                Anyone want a CD cover for the Main Street Christmas loop? Take mine!





                                Download covers here!!!

                                http://www.nametagmuseum.com/dl_xmas_cd_covers.zip
                                If you have a way to edit this picture, take a look where it says "A christmas time visit to the HAPPIES place on earth" just noticed it

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