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25 Days of Christmas Angst


25 Days Of Christmas Angst
Day Song Download/Purchase Info
25 "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Jimmy Boyd Buy the full album:

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Hopefully Santa brought this boy a down payment on years of therapy.
24 "Silent Night" by John Denver & The Muppets Buy the full album:

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The story of the song, in the song. Denver and the Muppets take on a Christmas standard.
23 "Carol Of The Bells" by Mannheim Steamroller Buy the full album:

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Chip Davis brings a driving and slightly ominous feel to a standard Christmas carol.
22 "Christmas" by The Who (from Tommy) Buy the full album:
Tommy
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Christmas
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Tommy contains a very disturbing Christmas scene with an equally disturbing song to go with it.
21 "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Fred Astaire (from the stop motion classic Santa Claus is Coming to Town)
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Who is this "Claus" and why is he coming to my town? Did TSA check him out?
20 "Up On The House-Top" by Alvin And The Chipmunks Buy the full album:

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This song brings back some personal memories.
19 "In The Bleak Midwinter" by Julie Andrews Buy the full album:

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JULIE ANDREWS - that should be enough for you to want to listen to this song. Okay, not enough? Well it is a beautful retelling of the story of the nativity.
18 "I Wonder As I Wander" by Barbara Streisand Buy the full album:

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Streisand asks one of the most enduring and difficult questions (which raises many others) in the most beautiful way. Perhaps this song is better suited to Easter but it seems to have become part of the holiday canon.
17 "The Christmas Song" by She & Him Buy the full album:

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What is there to not like about Zooey Deschanel on lead vocals of this slightly depressing holiday classic?
16 "Blue Christmas" by Vince Gill Buy the CD:
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Elvis or Vince Gill?
I recommend buying Vince Gill's Christmas album titled, Breath of Heaven: A Christmas Collection. I have only been able to find it available as a physical CD, however.
15 "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) Buy the full album:

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Perhaps The Grinch is just misunderstood, or perhaps he is pure evil.
14 "Belleau Wood" by Garth Brooks Buy the CD:
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A song about the Christmas truce of 1914. One night of peace followed by so many days of death. There is no digital download of this one unless you go through iTunes.
13 "The 12 Days of Christmas" by Burl Ives Buy the full album:

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Christmas is so great let's have 12 days of it!
12 "My Favorite Things" by Lorrie Morgan Buy the full album:

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This song is not just for easing your fears of a thunderstorm. Lorrie Morgan proves it deserves to be considered a Christmas song.
11 "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Judy Garland (from Meet Me In St. Louis) Buy the full album:

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The saddest Christmas song of all time?
10 "Christmas, Why Can't I Find You" from How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) Buy the full album:

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I think this song, more than any other, expresses the feelings that cause all of the angst. As we grow up or grow older and change it seems the world changes more.
9 "Hard Candy Christmas" from The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas Buy the full album:

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How does a brothel full of prostitutes singing about what they might do to move past a depressing time that tap into the Christmas spirit?
8 "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" by Dr. Elmo Buy the full album:

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Santa is like the rest of us, capable of both good and evil.
7 "What's This" from The Nightmare Before Christmas Buy the full album:

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This song captures how we are supposed to approach the season with childlike wonder and then destroy it with greed.
6 "O Tannenbaum" by Henry Lowman FREE! Read my blog post for more about this song.
Get this free album from C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply. There are other Christmas cigar box guitar albums discussed here.
5 "Christmastime Is Here (Vocal)" from A Charlie Brown Christmas Buy the full album:

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The combination of jazz instrumentation and a children's choir is unique. If the nostalgia isn't enough of a reason to enjoy this one, perhaps the fact that it perfectly expresses the melancholy of the Christmas season will give you a reason to listen.
4 "Your Song" by Earl Madary I could not find a digital or physical version of this song available anywhere for sale. So I am making it available for you to listen to.

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Some people add much to our lives in such a limited time. Earl Madary is one of those people in my life.
3 "Breath of Heaven" by Vince Gill Buy the CD:

A Very Special Christmas 25th Anniversary:

note: The song is available only as part of the full album.
Read my blog post for more about this song.
I recommend buying Vince Gill's Christmas album titled, Breath of Heaven: A Christmas Collection. I have only been able to find it available as a physical CD, however.
You can get this one song as an mp3, but you have to purchase the full album listed to the left.
2 "Ave Maria" by Aretha Franklin Buy the full album:

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Don't settle for the version from the This Christmas album. Get the older and better version from One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.
1 "White Christmas" by Uncle Crow
FREE!
Read my blog post for more about this song.
Get this free album from C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply. There are other Christmas cigar box guitar albums discussed here.

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