I walk alone around the town
I used to walk with you
I watch the lonely snow come down
down Seventh Avenue
Now dreadful decorations deck the air
and mistletoe is hanging everywhere
but you no longer care

Oh, Mr. Mistletoe
hanging above
please go away
I've got no one to love
Oh Mr. Mistletoe
wither and die
you useless weed
for no one have I
Oh, Mr. Mistletoe
how very rude
Couldn't you tell
I'm not in the mood?
Oh, Mr. Mistletoe
go find your tree
Didn't you know?
There's no Christmas for me

Oh, Mr. Mistletoe
go find your tree
Didn't you know?
There's no Christmas for me


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    General CommentBest Christmas song EV-ah!
    artmavenon December 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt is a depressing Christmas song, which is actually rather appropriate. Apparently, people get depressed, divorce each other and commit suicide during the holidays more than any other time of year. That's ironic, because Christmas is supposed to be a happy time. But the fact that Stephen Merritt has written a Christmas song about holiday despair instead of cheer is interesting. Christmas songs are usually happy, but this song shows Christmas in a painfully honest manner, from a depressed person's perspective. I understand that completley.
    Pippin the Mercuryon March 14, 2009   Link

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