Last Christmas, I made a compilation of songs and gave it to some friends of mine as a (late) Christmas present.
These are the songs I chose:
1. This Holiday Season
This little gem is more commonly circulated as Christmas Sucks, and frankly, if it hadn't been labeled that way, I would have probably never heard it. The song is a dead-on parody of an imaginary duet between Tom Waits and Peter Murphy - it's so good that I was easily fooled into believing it was actually them.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I was totally sick of the whole thing although it hadn't even happened yet, and this song captured the spirit perfectly. My comp takes its title from this song (for lack of anything better - plus I wanted to say it as it was).
There's some more background info about the song here and you can actually listen to it here.
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