An Alt. Christmas 17: The Decemberists

[There’s plenty of great Christmas songs out there, but most suffer terribly from over-exposure.  To remedy that, EbM presents a selection of alternative Christmas songs.]

There are few things on this earth worse than John Denver, and while this song of his verges on being an out-and-out comedy number (with a markedly unfunny subject matter) the Decemberists‘ usual textural panache lifts their version far above its humble origins.

The Decemberists – Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas) 

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