Tuesday Music: That Was the Worst Christmas Ever! (S. Stevens)

I had a nice Christmas. I hope you did, too!

But I am well aware that holidays with family sometimes don't go so well.

Here's my favorite song on that particular subject by Sufjan Stevens. I love this song so much, not only for it's sad/bizarre story but because of all the musical layers. Stevens is an inventive musician and sometimes I play this song over about 30 times in a row just to hear all the nuances.

That said, here's a live version which is not quite as complex and layered, but the bonus is that you get to see Stevens sing it. (Also, he tells a long funny story beforehand, which you can skip over to 5:00 for the song.)