The Playlist Track of the Day: “Billy’s Christmas Wish” By Red Sovine

#8 “Billy’s Christmas Wish” by Red Sovine

OK, it’s Christmas Eve and it’s time for a good ol’ depressing Christmas song. I had a hard time picking out the best Red Sovine Christmas song because their all pretty good and depressing. This is the mother of all depressing Christmas songs. Nothing says Christmas like a poor, starving, sick child dying in the arms of Santa Claus. I just discovered the genius of Red Sovine recently and I didn’t think any one could make a living singing trucker songs and sad ditties like this one. So curl up by the fire, put this song on and have a happy Christmas Eve. (PS- I’m not too sure of the video for this one, if you can,  just listen to the song and ignore the video.)

The Playlist Track of the Day: “I Want A Beatle For Christmas” by Becky Lee Beck

#7 “I Want A Beatle For Christmas” By Becky Lee Beck

Apparently this girl wants a Beatle for Christmas. I’m always kinda amazed at how catchy some of these lesser known Christmas songs are. I actually did some research for this track. I tried to find information about Becky Lee Beck but came up empty handed. I did, however, find out that there were actually about 10 other Christmas songs released that year (1964) about wanting Beatles for a Christmas present. Why doesn’t any one make a Christmas song about wanting Justin Bieber for Christmas?

The Playlist Track of the Day: “Santa Claus Has Got The Aids This Year” by Tiny Tim

#6 “Santa Claus Has Got The Aids This Year” by Tiny Tim

The title really says it all. This is a really strange one, even for me. I’m not too sure Tiny Tim knew what AIDs were at the time of writing this but it is still a really nice tune, don’t you think? 🙂 I would like to think Tiny Tim was just ignorant of the AIDs virus at the time and actually really thought “the AIDs” was just like a really bad cold. This song gets stuck in my head WAAAY too often. Listen to it more than once… you know you want to.