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Christmas isn't always holly jolly – even some of its best-loved songs are bittersweet

By David W. Stowe

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If you want festive atmosphere during Christmas, go to Puerto Rico. Lively songs and excellent food.

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Original Last Christmas is the best. Born too late.

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Somehow the article completely misses the point of Christmas.Sure, there are a few melancholy songs around but not important in the slightest.

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Christmas is a time to be jolly, kind and to think of others. I can imagine for those alone without families it could be a rather upsetting time of year.

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The writer, a teacher of "religious studies", apparently doesn't actually comprehend "the thrill of hope, a weary world REJOICES"!

Talk about a Debbie Downer!

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No mention here of the Japanese version equatable to this subject:


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1980s pop group Wham!‘s “Last Christmas”: “Last Christmas I gave you my heart/ But the very next day you gave it away.”

This is playing non-stop in London. And, loving it.

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