We had a few Christmas records when I was growing up, but none played as much as a Nat King Cole Christmas album. It consisted of a few standards and a few upbeat kid oriented numbers, the most annoying of which was "The Happiest Christmas Tree" ("I'm the happiest Christmas Tree, Ho, ho, ho!, Hee, hee, hee!, Look how pretty they dressed me..."). There was one track that was odd in juxtaposition, the dark side of the happiest Christmas tree coin. It was "The Little Boy That Santa Clause Forgot." It's got to be one of the most depressing holiday oriented songs I've ever heard. But guess what? It's even harder to hear it these days, because it paints a scenario that may be more likely today than it was when it was released.
This one is for my siblings, who know well all of the words.
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A Girl Called Eddy - The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot mp3 at Crying All The Way To The Chip Shop
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