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Which Christmas song is most depressing?

For most depressing Christmas song, it's hard to outdo John Denver's 1973 tear-in-your-eggnog "Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas),” in which an 8-year-old begs his father to not pass out under the Christmas tree. But 2010's "The Christmas Shoes" might actually be worse: Patton Oswalt called this tragic tale of a kid trying to buy shoes for his dying mother "the most horrific Christmas song" ever written. Which is more depressing? Vote below! 😢 🎄

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For sheer dysfunction, it's hard to get worse than a third-grader watching his father pass out under the Christmas tree while his mom cries. This poor kid needs Al-Anon for Christmas.

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But The Christmas Shoes" is its own brand of depressing terribleness: at least John Denver song didn't inspire a 2002 Rob Lowe TV movie. Rich Cromwell of The Federalist puts it on his all-time top 10 worst list:

The psychotically schmaltzy schlock favorite conjures images of a kid without enough money to buy shoes for his dying mother because he wants her “to look beautiful, if she meets Jesus tonight.”
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