Ah, the holiday season. It is the time of the depression harvest. Nothing makes humans more sad than seeing others in film, television and song having the merriest of merry times. Yet there are those that enjoy the bitter ennui of a season that has turned from giving to merchandising and celebrate that in music. It’s the music of those who thankfully have let their sense of irony overcome their need to hang themselves from wings of the angel on top of the Christmas tree.
This mix is for you who are pining for the antidote to the falsities and fakery of your “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,” “Santa Baby,” and “Step Into Christmas.” Want to set the Burl Ives snowman on fire? Hoping to smell chipmunk roasting by an open fire? Feel the need to bust Tiny Tim’s crutch over his head? This mix is for you.
Every track has been hand picked for sourness by a team of the season’s haters. Each one will break your heart or, if you’re like me, laugh with a sackful of schadenfreude tied with a blood red ribbon. The songs are wrapped hatefully in excerpts from some of the more heartbreaking moments given to us by television and film history. Thank you to all who helped with remembering these moments to use as interludes. WARNING: There is naughty language included.
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And for those that need to see a playlist, it’s here.