In 2008, Entertainment Weekly voted it as the 10th "most bummer" Christmas song ever. I even beat out William S. Burroughs’ ”A Junkie’s Christmas."
I have no idea how the song got there, as it was on a completely obscure EP. However it got there, I am proud.
Xmas is the Saddest Day of the Year
Everything's so tinsel-bright and new Giant snowflakes fill Fifth Avenue Window shoppers whistling merry tunes Wait in line to get a better view Of something That makes them feel alive Like when they were a child Waiting for the gifts to open A round of "Jingle Bells" Wish your loved ones well Wish that you could be there with them Christmas is the saddest day of the year Carriage ride past skaters in the park Buildings reaching up to neon stars Lovers bundled up against the cold Visions of sweet sugarplums at home Or something That makes you feel apart And warms a jaded heart Waited to restore your faith in A verse of "Silent Night" Tuck the child in tight Wish that you could be there again
written with the wonderful James Mastro