Top 5 Sad Christmas Songs
It‚Äôs that wonderful time of the year again‚Ä¶ or is it? For most people, Christmas will be a time for festive cheer, opening an avalanche of presents from friends and family (who seem to get extra nice around you during the holidays), and hop from one Christmas party to another.
However, for some people, Christmas will be a drag this year for their own reasons.
Perhaps they lost a loved one this year, or they will not get to spend Christmas with their friends and family because they were sent away on business or in the case of our valiant soldiers, they were shipped off to war.
For others who have had their hearts badly broken by a lover, Christmas may not be all that merry.¬† Here‚Äôs a list of sad Christmas songs for the lonely, the fearful, and the melancholy.
Top Five Sad Christmas Songs
1.Happy Xmas (War Is Over) ‚Äď John Lennon
‚ÄúSo this is Christmas, and what have you done?‚ÄĚ
Why is this sad? And why did I put it up here first? The World is at war with itself again, that‚Äôs why. The year is coming to an end; however, we can‚Äôt say the same for all the unrest in the international political arena. Soldiers and their families can relate to this song, which is really equally about blame as it is about hope.
2. 7 O‚Äôclock News/Silent Night ‚Äď Simon & Garfunkle
This song is ingenious‚ÄĒa thousand times sad, but ingenious. While the haunting vocals of Simon & Garfunkle was enough to make the song sad, a newscaster narrates the 7 o‚Äôclock news full of unfortunate incidents in the ‚Äė70‚Äôs about war, politics, crime, death and utter hopelessness.
3. Blue Christmas ‚Äď Elvis Presley
‚ÄúAnd when that blue heartache starts hurting, you‚Äôll be doing all right with your Christmas of white, but I‚Äôll have a blue, blue Christmas.‚ÄĚ
This song is perfect for people whose loved ones are miles away. The color blue is mostly associated with sadness. That‚Äôs why we say we have ‚Äúthe blues‚ÄĚ when we‚Äôre stuck in a lonely rut. We even created a musical genre out of it due this very same reason.
4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas ‚Äď Judy Garland
‚ÄúSomeday soon, we all will be together if the Fates allow. Until then, we‚Äôll have to muddle through somehow.‚ÄĚ
Listen to the Judy Garland version and understand why it fits category. And if you want to be sure, just listen to the lyrics. A character Judy Garland played sang this song to a five-year-old girl in the movie Meet Me In St. Louis. The way she sang it will make you bawl your eyes out.
5. Merry Christmas, Darling ‚Äď The Carpenters
‚ÄúMerry Christmas, darling, we‚Äôre apart that‚Äôs true, but I can dream and in my dreams I‚Äôm Christmas-ing with you.‚ÄĚ
And finally, for the forlorn and dejected, you might want to sing for the one you‚Äôve had eyes on since forever but who doesn‚Äôt even know you exist. Or to a loved-one who‚Äôs away on Christmas.
Most Christmas songs are happy and full of joy, but there are many that are not.¬† This list of the top 5 sad Christmas songs is just a start.¬†¬† What are some others that you enjoy?