16 Holiday Songs That Will Make You Cry Into Your Cocoa

Everyone loves "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside," but not all Christmas tunes are uplifting. In fact, some are downright sad. Because sometimes you really do want to get your cry on around the holidays, we're celebrating these tracks that dare to be depressing. Everyone from Marvin Gaye to Sam Smith has done a sad song, so there's one for everybody! Take a look below to see our picks for the saddest songs of the season.

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"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Sam Smith

Judy Garland originally sang this classic tune, but Sam Smith's version is irrefutably the most depressing.

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"I'll Be Home For Christmas" by Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby's song sounds so beautiful and uplifting — until you get to the chorus: "I'll be home for Christmas / If only in my dreams." So . . . he won't be home for Christmas? Be right back, sobbing.

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"Christmases When You Were Mine" by Taylor Swift

Nothing says "holiday cheer" like reliving past relationships, am I right? Thanks for the supersad memories, Taylor Swift.

*Not available on Spotify, which should make you even more sad.

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"Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley

There's nothing more depressing than the idea of Elvis Presley spending the holidays alone, except maybe you spending the holidays alone listening to this song on repeat.

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"Please Come Home For Christmas" by Charles Brown

One of the ultimate sad holiday songs, Charles Brown's tune features such uplifting lyrics as, "My baby's gone / I have no friends / To wish me greetings / Once again."

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"Someday at Christmas" by Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder sings about hungry children and tears on Christmas in this cheery song. Just kidding; it'll make you feel terrible.

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"I Want to Come Home For Christmas" by Marvin Gaye

This song was written for the troops being held as prisoners of war during the Vietnam War, so you know it's not going to be a feel-good jingle.

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"Christmas Light" by Coldplay

Combine Coldplay's tearjerking sound with holiday themes and what do you have? "Christmas Lights," a beautiful Debbie Downer of a song.

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"Christmas Really Sucks" by Jay Brannan

Singer-songwriter Jay Brannan broke out on YouTube thanks to sincere songs like "Christmas Really Sucks." This video will make you feel his pain.

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"Love Is Christmas" by Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles sings about how Christmas isn't about presents or lights, it's about love, in this moving track. It would be really heartwarming if the tune weren't so damn sad.

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"Where Are You Christmas" by Faith Hill

Hill's song from 2000's Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas will make your heart shrink as much as the Grinch's grew.

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"Only at Christmas Time" by Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens released a box set of Christmas music in 2006, but only some of the songs are original. "Only at Christmas Time" is one of them, and it will make you want to make some cocoa and cry by the tree.

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"What Do the Lonely Do at Christmas?" by The Emotions

Preparing to be lonely this Christmas? You may relate to lyrics like "'Tis the season to be jolly / But how can I be when I have nobody / The yuletide carol doesn't make it better / Knowing that we wont be together." Sad.

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"The Christmas Shoes" by NewSong

Hoping for a song about a young boy who buys pretty shoes for his dying mother as a Christmas gift? This is the song for you!

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"Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid 30

Tons of artists, including One Direction, Sam Smith, and Ed Sheeran, united to sing this song in 2014 to benefit victims of Ebola in West Africa. "There's a world outside your window, and it's a world of dread and fear / Where a kiss of love can kill you, and there's death in every tear," they sang.

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"Every Year, Every Christmas" by Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross is yearning for a lost love in this smooth-listening holiday song that will make you tear up if you've ever split with a significant other.