The 22 Saddest Christmas Songs Of All Time

Deck the halls with anti-depressants.

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21. The O'Jays, "Christmas Just Ain't Christmas Without The One You Love"

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The upbeat tempo helps make it easy to forget that this song is about spending Christmas alone. New Year's, too.

19. Johnny Cash, "Ringing The Bells For Jim"

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Jim pulls through at the end of the song so it's not all bad, but Jim spends 95% of this song dying.

14. Prince, "Another Lonely Christmas"

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This one starts off kind of sexy, reminiscing on skinny dipping in a pool, but then, woops! She's dead. Merry Christmas, guys.

13. Elvis Presley, "Blue Christmas"

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The lyrics are sad, but the harmonized moaning and wailing in the background make them even sadder.

10. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, "Xmas Time"

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Maybe now is a good time to start hanging out with Charles Brown and his new friend up there.

8. Stevie Wonder, "Someday At Christmas"

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One day the world won't be such a horrible, murderous, sucky place! Til then, everything is awful.

7. Nat King Cole, "The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot"

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A charming song about a boy who watches kids playing with their new Christmas toys, then presumably goes home to play with old syringes and broken razor blades.

5. Simon And Garfunkel, "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night"

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Two minutes of a newscaster reading horrible headlines about how terrible everything is with "Silent Night" in the background. Why.

3. The Everly Brothers, "Christmas Eve Can Kill You"

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A man who can't land a ride while hitchhiking in the cold on Christmas Eve admits that if he had a car, he'd leave wouldn't stop for a hitchhiker, either. Tis the season!

2. Bob Carlisle, "Christmas Shoes"

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One of the most widely loved and hated of the season, "Christmas Shoes" (popularized by Newsong) has long been thought to be the saddest Christmas song on earth. UNTIL...

1. Hermann Lammers, "Faith In Santa"

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A homeless kid named Billy finds Santa and asks him if he can go live with Jesus in Heaven where the people are much nicer than the abusive family he ran away from, then dies.

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