Sunday, December 7, 2008

Worst Christmas Song Ever

Sure - Granny getting hit by a reindeer is a bad tune, but it was supposed to be bad. "The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot" was a B-side to one of Nat King Cole's more famous hits, "The Christmas Song". I found an old, vibrato-filled version, by Vera Lynn, but it doesn't hold a Xmas candle to this number.

This song never pulls out of the melancholy nosedive it starts in. It's so sad, you start laughing, particularly around the part where Nat starts talkin' 'bout "that little boy who lives across the way... That little fella's Christmas is just another day." Damn I'm chokin' up just thinkin' about it...


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