Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Five Most Miserable Christmas Songs

Among other things, Christmas is a great time for being maudlin and suicidal. If your Christmas depression isn't sufficiently aggravated by rampant commercialism and insincere offers of Good Will Toward Men, there's always some miserable Christmas song playing in a public place to add a pang to your holidays. To facilitate your seasonal affective disorder, we have identified five of the most down-bringing.

(Via Chris Wren.)


Anonymous said...

I used to be like that too until my 8 year old nephew got Lukemia. He's fighting for his life right now after receiving a marrow transplant. The whole family is ripped apart and under a ton of stress.

Trust me Mac, you can have a much worse Christmas.


Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the employees of stores that play an endless loop of the same "holiday" songs over and over throughout the ever extending shopping season. To me at least, it seems like a form of psycho torture inflicted for 8 hours or more a day. I am certain that at some point I would be forced to run screaming from the store in a hot and cold sweat induced by anxiety and a feeling of helplessness.


Mac said...


I've been there, and it's precisely as abhorrent as you suspect.

Anonymous said...

And there is no escape. Turn on the radio: jingle bells, turn on the tv: jingle bells, walk down the street: jingle bells, walk into a store: jingle bells.

Yeah, one could have a worse christmas, and I'm sorry for your troubles, but the whole idea of christmas is just a fabrication. One could just as well have a worse RANDOM DAY OF THE YEAR.

Mac said...

Enjoy Xmas while we still have the oil-based infrastructure to transport useless crap to malls for overzealous shoppers to snatch up. It won't last.

Anonymous said...

Considering that I'm part of the 20% of humanity that lives on more than $10 a day, I'm willing to put up with it. ;)