Best Christmas Songs for the Depressed

In no particular order, these are among my favorite antidotes to the sticky-sweet traditional songs/movies that try to dupe us into believing that mankind is redeemable. In no particular order:

Father Christmas, the Kinks

Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty McColl

Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis, Tom Waits

Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto, James Brown:

River by Joni Mitchell:

Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer Mambo by Billy May (I can’t embed this, but it is well worth visiting YouTube for.)