‘Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas)’
You can thank John Denver for this little slice of yuletide gloom. Tucked in the middle of his 1975 holiday album “Rocky Mountain Christmas,” the song is sung from the perspective of a seven-year-old boy who watched his drunk father fall down under the tree. Over a slow country shuffle, Denver spreads more holiday drear by repeating the chorus couplet “Please, daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas / I don't wanna see my Momma cry” ad nauseam. —Jeff Royer
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