Saddest Christmas Songs Ever?

Today’s the longest (and darkest) day of the year. A good day for some darker Christmas tunes.

The LA Times:

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year,’ says one of the most popular songs of the season. Yet good cheer isn’t what everyone experiences during the holidays. With that in mind, Pop & Hiss hoped to compile a list of the saddest yuletide songs ever recorded.

We can’t claim these are definitively the saddest, because there are so many more available to choose from. Some are holiday standards, others may be less familiar because they typically don’t show up on shopping mall playlists and those 24/7 holiday-music radio stations.

Here’s their top 24 saddest Christmas songs, which include two by personal favorites Over the Rhine and Sufjan Stevens.