The 10 Greatest Sad Christmas Songs, Nos. 9 and 8: Commander Cody, John & Yoko
9. “Daddy’s Drinkin’ Up our Christmas,”
Sung in a country twang that suggests this might be a white-trash parody, the reality is it’s all too true for people we actually know. Dad quits his job, cashes his last paycheck and disappears for a few days; someone saw him at the track, and the kids worry about how their mom’s going to pay the rent.
8. “Happy XMas (War is Over),”
It seems like there’s supposed to be some joy in this song, but all these years later it’s just damn depressing, because war’s never over.
— C.J. Janovy
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