Here’s my favorite non-traditional Christmas song, Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.
This song reminds me of the winter of 2000, right around Christmas. I was snowed in, we got 18 or 19 inches but it drifted up to around three feet in my road and a friend got stuck at my house. We spent a week or so snowed in, playing the original Sims, drinking cheap bourbon and listening to the Pogues all day. I miss those days. 2001 was a terrible year for me but that little bit, right at the end of 2000, was as close to a perfect time as I think I’ll ever have.