Having Yourself a Crappy Little Xmas? Depressing Yuletide Songs & Films

 

So long as you aren’t depressed to the point of considering self-harm, then here’s a fine selection of miserable Christmas Songs, including John Prine’s Christmas in Prison, Suicide’s Hey Lord, The Vandals’ Hang Myself from the Tree, No More Christmas Blues (Alan Vega), Tom Wait’s Christmas Card from a Hooker in a Minneapolis, The Killers Don’t Shoot Me Santa, Christmas in Vietnam by Johnny & Don and many other grim seasonal toe-tappers.

 

John Prine 'Christmas In Prison' (2000)

 

 

Hang Myself From The Tree

 

THE VACANT LOTS - NO MORE CHRISTMAS BLUES

 

Tom Waits- Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis (Studio Version)

 

The Killers - Don't Shoot Me Santa

 

Johnny and Jon - Christmas in Vietnam

 

 

And last, but by no means least, Bob Dylan’s ‘unique’ 2009 Christmas In The Heart album, where he took an axe to many seasonal classics – take a listen to his dirge-like stab at Little Drummer Boy:

 

 

Bob Dylan - Little Drummer Boy (Video)

 

Plum Puddin’ Overkill?

And how about an antidote to all those saccharine Christmas movies?

 

 

 

The surprisingly dark ending of Krampus (2015)

Krampus - Official Trailer (HD)

 

The Dutch horror comedy Saint (2011)

Saint (2011) Trailer

 

Rare Exports (2010)

RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE | Official Australian Trailer

 

Black Christmas (1974)

Black Christmas (1974) Modernized Trailer

 

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Silent Night Deadly Night (1984)-RED BAND TRAILER

 

Silent Partner (1978)

The Silent Partner Trailer (1978)

 

The Ref (1994)

 

and the trashy Santa’s Slay (2005)

Santa's Slay (Trailer)

 

and the truly bleak Dead End (2003).

Dead End (2003) HQ Trailer

 

 
‘Tis the Season!

Stephen Arnell

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