Miserable Christmas Songs

Discussion in 'Pop' started by Gangsta Nancy Lam, Dec 6, 2020.

  1. Gangsta Nancy Lam

    Gangsta Nancy Lam Slut's Spaghetti

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2012
    Messages:
    10,538
    Location:
    Hell
    It's the most depressing time of year! I'm a big fan of the specific sub-genre of festive fare designed to SAP joy from all men - so what would be your recommendations?

    This year, I've been enjoying this morsel of misery from the late Cristina:



    They KILLED a tree of 97 years,
    And SMOTHERED IT in lights and silver tears
    :disco:
     
  2. RJN

    RJN User

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    5,025
    Location:
    5 hours ago


    It turns around a bit at the end, but it is miserable for MOST of it
     
  3. jivafox

    jivafox chalamet & chill

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Messages:
    19,022
    Location:
    Twin Peaks


    'Cause comfort's not possible when
    You look past the joy to the end
    :)
     
    Mother Superior likes this.
  4. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    48,141
    Location:
    From Despair To Where
     
    Lucille and RJN like this.
  5. BoysForSeles

    BoysForSeles User

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    7,260
    This is the one. Love it.
     
    jivafox likes this.
  6. VoR

    VoR Take it or leave it

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    115,145
    Location:
    The Cinema
    Sad and camp as tits in equal measure. Classic Dolly.

     
    Gangsta Nancy Lam likes this.
  7. BoysForSeles

    BoysForSeles User

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    7,260
    I love this too. The lyrical switch to it being about a relationship is beautiful.



     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2020
    funky likes this.
  8. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Messages:
    17,911
  9. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Messages:
    17,911
  10. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara User

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    27,516
    :D Oh definitely this. I particularly like the angel who’s lost her wing, and hanging her from the tree becoming a PAINFUL THING :D
     
    Lucille and Gangsta Nancy Lam like this.
  11. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara User

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    27,516
    THIS ONE’S A GIGGLE

     
  12. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Messages:
    17,911


    Christmas can wreck your head, like some listless awkward sex...
     
  13. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara User

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    27,516
  14. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara User

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    27,516
    CHEERING



    You’ll note that I’m not even bothering with GAY INTEREST :)
     
    ButterTart likes this.
  15. Beryl

    Beryl Boy stop, step awaaaaay.

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,396
     
    ButterTart likes this.
  16. straightorbroken

    straightorbroken rebel heart

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2011
    Messages:
    27,651
    Location:
    1997
    Gosh, I've not heard of her since The Lipstick Conspiracies. I've only hung on to Exit Sign and don't remember anything else sadly. Will give this a whirl later.
     
    BoysForSeles likes this.
  17. straightorbroken

    straightorbroken rebel heart

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2011
    Messages:
    27,651
    Location:
    1997
    This was supposed to be a Christmas song, brut Siouxsie has said it didn't quite turn out how they had planned. It sounds better live (*tells audience to shush in manner that would spook Stevie Nicks*), but I think I'll post the studio version:



    @Gangsta Nancy Lam she also was quite taken by Cristina, and references Things Fall Apart as part of The Creatures in this beguiling twinkle:



    This huge favourite is obviously not a Christmas song, but as an after hours torch number it certainly has a wintry chill and Siouxsie's throaty drawl the flames flickering in the wind:



    Divine.
     
    Gangsta Nancy Lam and Zu-Klara like this.
  18. BoysForSeles

    BoysForSeles User

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    7,260
    Loving this Siouxsie fixation moment.
     
    straightorbroken likes this.
  19. ButterTart

    ButterTart Ninja Buttertartle

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2014
    Messages:
    28,200
    Location:
    The Land of Broken Dreams
    The Christmas Shoes by Newsong is the most mawkish attempt at a depressing Christmas song I’ve ever heard, if that counts?
     
  20. BoysForSeles

    BoysForSeles User

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    7,260
  21. Gangsta Nancy Lam

    Gangsta Nancy Lam Slut's Spaghetti

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2012
    Messages:
    10,538
    Location:
    Hell


    I love this genuinely quite powerful account of Prince pining after his lost love (RIP from strep throat) and drowning the pain in banana daiquiris :(
     
    Ellie and straightorbroken like this.
  22. funky

    funky User

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    80,491
    The whole album is fantastic

    A truly haunting album that doesn’t rely on any standards at all and yet doesn’t drag.

    December in New York is my favourite

    I was going to submit “That’ll be Christmas” to ASFXMAS as it’s the funny ditty of the album but compared to moopy tastes it’s still a bit miserable so I opted against it
     
    BoysForSeles likes this.
  23. BoysForSeles

    BoysForSeles User

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    7,260
    Always loved Poly Styrene.

     
  24. dUb

    dUb EXCITING WEIRD

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Messages:
    33,648

Share This Page