Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fairytale of New York

Sunday afternoon classics here at ComedyandPolitics is going to be a little bit different today. Instead of showing a clip of a classic film, we present to you a Christmas song, indeed the greatest Christmas song ever written. Also, it's filmed in black and white so it feels like a classic.

"Fairytale of New York," by The Pogues is pretty much the only song this blog listens to for the entire month of December. It's full of loneliness, missed opportunities, drunken nostalgia, and love gone sour, so it's essentially the song version of It's A Wonderful Life without the divine intervention.

Watch for the Matt Dillon cameo as the cop at the beginning. He looks like he doesn't take guff from anyone. Enjoy.

"I could've been someone"
"But so could anyone..."

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