Having Yourself a Crappy Little Xmas? Depressing Yuletide Songs


Not everyone is having a gay old time today, and we realize not everyone got what they wanted for Christmas. So long as you aren’t depressed to the point of considering self-harm, here’s a fine selection of miserable Christmas songs to assure you that you are not alone, 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




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


The Killers - Don't Shoot Me Santa


Christmas in Vietnam (Johnny and Jon)



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 (Official HD Video)


Plum Puddin’ Overkill?


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


Violent Night (2022)

VIOLENT NIGHT Trailer (2022) David Harbour, Action Movie


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)


‘Tis the Season!

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