|So here we are, the time of year again where everyone starts both digging out their christmas music, or rushing out and buying the slew of holiday-themed albums getting released. This intro isn't really working out as well as I thought it would, so I'll just cut to the case here.|
The Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" has got to be the greatest Christmas song ever. It's just so poignant and unique. From the gorgeous melody to the wonderful instrumentation, to the uncharacteristically bitter lyrics, it's one of those flawless songs that just hits you in the gut and stays with you. It's been covered numerous times by everyone from No Use for a Name to Dustin Kensrue to Stars, and so forth and so on.
Yeah, I know, writing an entry on one little song may seem like an exercise in excess, if not hyperbole, but goddamn, this is just one of those songs, you know? That's about all I can say. I'll probably find other songs to gush over in future entries, just to balance things out a little I suppose.