Ten sad, strange and sexy Christmas songs

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7. "Another Lonely Christmas" by Prince
Prince really knows how to write a slow jam. Unlike "Purple Rain" or "Adore," however, this one, the b-side to the "I Would Die 4 U" single, is just plain sad. In it, the Purple One recounts his memories of a deceased lover, how they used to swim naked in her father's pool and how she hated the number nine. So sad that even the Grinch's heart would break in half.

6. "Merry Xmas (Says Your Text Message)" by Dragonette
Another sad one, this time for the 21st Century Christmas experience. Dragonette's Martina Sorbara coos her way through a post-breakup electro-rock jam. Her target: the ex who mistakenly sent her a "merry xmas" text message on Christmas day. We've all been there. Her response: "Thanks a lot, but f*** you." If only we could have the same gusto, being thrown on Santa's naughty list would be oh so worth it.

5. "Don't Shoot Me Santa" by The Killers
The Killers play coy with Santa in one of their seven World AIDS Day charity songs (they have released one every year since 2006's "A Great Big Sled"). This one pegs Saint Nick as anything but jolly -- he might as well be the Grinch in disguise. In it, Mr. Claus kidnaps a pleading Brandon Flowers, threatens him and possibly leaves him for dead in the Mojave Desert. This is what Christmas sounds like in Las Vegas.

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"Millie Pulled A Pistol on Santa Claus" snubbed. How soon we forget... SMH


I don't know if Marilyn Monroe ever sang Santa Baby...if she did I haven't heard that version. But in any event, the version you have here isn't Marilyn --- It's the one and only Eartha Kitt.

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