Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas tunes giving the gift of depression

Okay, for sheer yule pathos it's hard to deny this little chestnut a place on your mantle of Christmas depression: Judy Garland singing "After the Holidays" on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Watching this force of nature near her booze-soaked end pleading to an imaginary lover who's about to bolt is a bummer on so many levels. The weepy piano tinkling at 1:58 with Judy mock reflecting on Christmases past make this the perfect viewing companion to your fourth straight-up glass of Christmas cheer in an empty room poorly illuminated by a dehydrated tree covered in lights you got at WalMart.

I'm just saying.

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