Five More Severely Depressing Christmas Songs

Last year, we rounded up quite a collection of depressing Christmas songs to darken your mood just in time for the holidays, but - as many people were quick to point out - we left a few off the list.

Well, we're nothing if not thorough, and this year we've found five more monsters of moroseness for your listening pleasure.

5. Loretta Lynn, "Christmas Without Daddy"

This one actually wasn't as depressing as we thought it would be. Looking at the title, we figured Daddy was dead, but no, he's not, he's just gone. Which leads to the inevitable question: where the hell is Daddy? Is he at war? Is he stuck on the road trying to make it home? Or is he just one of those dads who left one day and never came back?

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