If you’re like me, you’re probably tired of listening to horrible holiday songs and/or terrible renditions of traditional Christmas songs during the past six weeks. (Yes, radio stations started playing Christmas songs one week before Thanksgiving.) And if you’re probably also tired of hearing the same 15-20 songs over and over again. So, as my Christmas gift to you, my dear reader, I present to you my all-time favorite Christmas song. For some bizarre reason, this song is not played on any NYC radio stations, to the best of my knowledge. I do know that it is very popular across the pond in the U.K. and Ireland (and rightfully so). This is unlike many of the modern, maudlin holiday season songs in that this one never loses its heart, nor does it lose the spirit that Christmas is supposed to represent.
Merry Christmas everybody! And please enjoy the Pogues, featuring Kirsty MacColl singing the criminally underrated “Fairytale of New York.”