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Christmas is the Saddest Day of the year


I recorded this years ago at Stinky Cheese Studios. At the time, I lived with a Frenchman who believed you should never refrigerate your cheese. The studio (a desk with an 8-track cassette recorder and drum machine) was right next to the kitchen, thus the name "Stinky Cheese" I put the song on a little holiday CD that I mainly sold at my shows. So, I was surprised when I saw that "Christmas is the Saddest Day of the Year" made Entertainment Weekly's "100 Greatest Down-and-Out-on- Christmas Songs" It was number 10, right above William S. Burroughs' ''A Junkie's Christmas"! I was proud. Actually, I think the song is more wistful than depressing. Although, I did kind of shed a tear when I heard it today. I miss my parents.


Christmas 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

Christmas is the saddest day of the year


A round of "Jingle Bells"

Wish your loved ones well

Wish that you could be there with them

And make you feel alive

Like when you were a child

Waiting for the gifts to open

Christmas is the saddest day of the year

Sobule/Mastro

3件のコメント


gorelow jeff
gorelow jeff
2022年12月17日

Great lyrics Jill. I could listen to your voice all day.

いいね!

upstatealoyisus
2022年12月17日

Such poignant lyrics. Plus that really nice chord change. What a wonderful tune.

いいね!

Kenneth Bloom
Kenneth Bloom
2022年12月17日

I’ve always thought that this is one of the best christmas songs of all time. Wouldn’t be Christmas without it.

いいね!
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