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Readers Respond: The Best Sad Christmas Songs

Responses: 18


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.

Sara Maclachlan

Sara Maclachlan's version of What Child Is This Greensleeves is so sad and meloncholy
—Guest CincyScott

grandma got run over by a raindeer

it is so sad when grrandma gets run over by the raindeer.
—Guest jeffc

Christmas lights

by coldplay, good song sad but still nice to listen to
—Guest Kathleen

A Very Triggers Christmas

It's a sweet but sad song about missing someone you love at Christmas. The band is Triggers from Pittsburgh http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdalHb3VIQc
—Guest angela

"One Last Christmas"

This song was only released last year, (which is probably why it's not on this list) by Christian artist Matthew West. It's a true story about a little boy from Illinois (I believe) and I am almost brought to tears every time I hear it.
—Guest Hannah

"Missing you at christmas Time"

One2One has a very sad christmas song called "Missing you at Christmas Time." http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10014823
—Guest JT

THE saddest christmas song EVER

Christmas Shoes. PERIOD. i am crying just thinking of it

"Sometimes Even Santa Has Bad Days"

Have you heard "Sometimes Even Santa Has Bad Days" by Uncle Leon? You can listen to it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AXnxymVY80
—Guest GTO


River, by Joni Mitchel. It belongs on this list too.
—Guest Evan

So sad

Hard Candy Christmas im singing this in my christmas show and it is just so sad
—Guest cuteandcarazykat

Favorite Christmas Story

His Favorite Christmas Story by Capital Lights should be in the top ten. What a sad song!
—Guest Jeff

"Alone this Holiday" by The Used

Who EVER wants to be alone on the holidays? This song is depressing.
—Guest Kara

sadest song I know

Christmas in the trenches this is an oldy and the aparintly bast on a true storie. a sad melody and sader lyrics
—Guest justin

The Cat Carol

"The Cat Carol" by Meryn Cadell gets me every time - much more than most of the songs on this list.
—Guest Dale


There's a great sad Christmas song called ANOTHER LONELY CHRISTMAS by unknown Maltese band DIVINE SINNERS. Despite the catchy cheery music, the lyrics express the pain of not being able to spend Christmas with someone you truly love. What's great about the song is that it does so without being sentimental at all. They have a hilarioius video of it on youtube featuring a Drunk Santa.
—Guest run25800

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