my favorite Christmas songs:
"River" not really a Christmas song, but it references Christmas and I love Joni Mitchell.
"Please Come Home for Christmas": various versions of this, from everyone from the Eagles to Bon Jovi.
"All I Want for Christmas is You" Despite my dislike of Mariah Carey, this song makes me happy.
"Carol of the Bells" Haunting--could double as a horror movie soundtrack in some interpretations..
"Hard Candy Christmas" Dolly Parton and the other girls in the "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" --this one rips my heart out everytime..
Honorable Mention: "The Little Christmas tree" or I think that's what it's called. About a straggly little unwanted tree. This was on a Disney record I had a kid, and apparently I would make my mother play it over and over again while I stood crying in the living room...such a sucker for drama...