Monday, December 6, 2010

A Blue Monday Christmas

Sometimes Christmas isn't what it's cracked up to be. In fact, the pressure to be social, to snuggle on the sofa in front of a fire with your sweetheart, to be happy,can push people over the edge.

There's nothing like a great "hurtin'" song to make you feel you're in like company. Maybe not surprisingly, there are a lot of sad Christmas songs and some that are just downright depressing.

Here are a couple of my favourites: what's yours?


  1. Well, I'm sure you were expecting this one. Advice for those sharing the perception that the Happy Holidays are anything but happy for most people no matter how much they might attempt to cope by performing their social responsibility to get out and shop. First, think of the holiday season as the dark times and replace xmas with the winter solstice. Second, look forward to its passing and celebrate the return of the sun with drunkenness and debauchery. Third, wherever possible, avoid family and, if family there must be, move into survival mode. You've made it through another year!

  2. Point one: Yes, the season is a dark time - that's why we string tons of cheap (eco-friendly) LED lights around anything that is stationary.

    Point two: Drunk & debauched - isn't that the Christmas spirit?

    Point three: One of the most enduring traditions of the Holidays is to gather around family. The trick is to be around the family you choose, not necessarily the one you're born to.

    The last point is of course the cause of the most Blue Christmases. See Point two.

    Thanks :)

  3. My two least-favourite Xmas songs are "Driving Home for Christmas" and "This Christmas"... just hearing them makes me want to convert to Judaism. LOL Not that there's anything wrong with that.

  4. I remember that from reading your posts last year. I like "Driving Home". As someone who has done the 401 trip for many years over the Holidays, I relate to it.

    I agree with This Christmas, and there are several others. Oh, I'll spare you Johnny Mathis as well although he does a nice duet with the Divine Miss M. :)


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