Friday Five: Bah Humbug, Volume 2
Just in case you don’t like your Christmas season as warm and fuzzy as those slippers you received last year from Aunt Frieda and Uncle Milton, we have a solution. Two years ago, back in our The 9513 days, we did a double-wide edition of our Friday Five that included all the songs that really would give you a “Blue Christmas.” Logically enough, that list included that Ernest Tubb track. So here we go again, celebrating a list of songs that might just give Santa the blues. What are your favorite depressing Christmas songs?
5. Robert Earl Keen – “Merry Christmas from the Family”
Keen celebrates everything tragically redneck in this terrific song about family dysfunction.
4. Toby Keith – “Santa, I’m Right Here”
Nothing kills that holiday spirit like homelessness.
3. Taylor Swift — “Christmases When You Were Mine”
Even when you’re making eleventy gajillion dollars a year, lost love can prove a holiday downer.
2. Asleep at the Wheel – “Christmas in Jail”
Ray Benson and friends celebrated a little too much and got to spend the holy night in deluxe stainless steel accommodations.
1. Raul Malo – “A Not So Merry Christmas”
Malo’s girl broke his heart and he longs for Christmas seasons of years past with her by his side.
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