Absolutely, unequivocally heartbreaking (and not just ’cause Kirsty is no longer with us):
There’s so many great Christmas songs: Sting’s Gabriel’s Message, Matthew Ryan’s Little Drummer Boy, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by anyone, haunting melody after haunting melody. But there’s something about Shane McGowan’s voice that just crushes me. Makes me wish for Paul Westerberg to do a Christmas song. ‘Course, Paul would probably do something like “Santa Baby” just to piss everyone off.
Dammit, Paul, you’re ruining Christmas!