All I Get for Christmas is Blue

Not all of us feel like going “HO! HO! HO!” at this time of year. We’re not really in the mood for merry, jolly, happy, silly, sappy tunes ALL of the time.

I worked in retail for 3 Christmas seasons. I got so sick of listening to corny “Christmas” tunes song off key all day every day. I was ready to throw the store’s radio out of the window – if we’d actually had a window to throw it through.

Today I discovered this song, which I think totally sums up what a lot of us might be feeling at some point this month – the Christmas blues. Karin Bergquist’s voice is a perfect fit. The band, led by her husband, Linford Detweiler, completes the story.

Strings of lights above the bed 
Curtains drawn and a glass of red
All I ever get for Christmas is blue

Saxophone on the radio
Recorded forty years ago
All I ever get for Christmas is blue

When you play my song
Play it slowly
Play it like I'm sad and lonely

Maybe you can solve my mystery
Wrap me in your arms and whisper
You miss me

Weatherman says it's miserable
But the snow is so beautiful
All I ever get for Christmas is blue

It would take a miracle
To get me out to a shopping mall
All I really want for Christmas is you

Let them ring the bells
They won't miss us
I'll be drinking down your kisses

Deep into the night we'll go stealing
Underneath a starry ceiling
Revealing

White lights on the Christmas tree
Thank God you are here with me
All I ever get for Christmas is blue

All I ever get for Christmas is blue
All I ever get for Christmas is blue

(Over the Rhine, 2006 : https://youtu.be/reAw6rushxg)

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