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Readers Respond: The Best Sad Christmas Songs

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From the article: Top 10 Sad Christmas Songs
What are the Christmas songs that best express sadness and melancholy for you? When you are tired or not in the mood for happy holiday music, where do you turn? Share your favorite sad Christmas songs. Share Your Favorites

Sad song for Christmas

How about this beautiful song from one of my friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik7TKkTUNFM
—Guest Charlie

Alan Jackson - Merry Christmas to Me

Hands down, most depressing Christmas song EVER! http://open.spotify.com/track/5hVGlLEnAsDqSBXeMZg8xT
—Guest Marc

Two more Songs

Mel Tomme - Christmas Time is Here Faith Hill - Where are you Christmas
—Guest Brad

The Little Boy Santa Claus Forgot

The Little Boy Santa Claus Forgot by Nat King Cole It reminds me of how sad Christmas Morning can be for poor little boys and girls. Sad song but a great song.
—Guest Brad

Here's Two

ELP - "I Believe in Father Christmas" Gordon Lightfoot - "Circle of Steel"
—Guest Anam

It Won't Be The Same This Year

This is a very sad song sung by Vince Gill. It's about someone who lost their brother and is going home for Christmas for the first time since his death.

The Day That Love Began

This song by Stevie Wonder is rarely heard on radio anymore and tells the story of a little shepherd boy who travels to see the Baby Jesus and the gift he planned to give the baby (a lamb) runs away. The shepherd begins to cry as he views the baby and Mary tells him that his tears are the greatest gift he could ever have given. I heard it once when I was 10 and then noever again for at least 25 years...but I remembered every single word, it had that much of an impact on me...and I'm not even a religious person.
—Guest Jeff S.


River by Joni Mitchell. For me personally it's one of the saddest songs I've ever heard, whether it's about Chrisrmas or not.
—Guest dford

I'll Be Brave This Christmas

This son makes me think, what would happen if my dad went off to fight in the wa and if I sung that song. It just makes me sad and sometimes sickens me to the core, thinking of the children whose dad's didn't come home for chismas. Only their kids stayed brave for their daddy's sake. Listen to it and see if you get that feeling deep inside your heart.
—Guest Crystale

Yule Shoot Your Eye Out

Song about a Christmas breakup by Fall Out Boy. A bit up tempo but still sad.
—Guest Kimbalucy

I believe in father Christmas

Greg lake of Emerson,lake and palmer. This is a classic haunting song
—Guest mark

Sad Rock Rap? White Christmas

Being bombarded with the same ol' christmas songs again, I found this White Christmas version. a bit sad but still different: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iKPVfaqoy8
—Guest carol

Who Wants To Cry at Christmas?

How about Who Wants To Cry At Christmas? http://soundcloud.com/markwebermusic-1/who-wants-to-cry-at-christmas
—Guest Mark Weber


The saddest Christmas song has to be Another Lonely Christmas by Prince. I would add Please Come home for Christmas by Charles Brown.
—Guest ADN

The 2 SADDEST Christmas songs ever.

This is guaranteed, that you will not hear a more sad Christmas song than these 2. I still cannot listen to them without breaking down. Becky Lamb - Little Becky's Christmas Wish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mamr3K6G_Ew Red Sovine - Faith In Santa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oemuxzi-C_0
—Guest Mark Rich

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