And that’s saying a lot, because I’m not usually huge on Christmas music, but her 2016 A Very Kacey Christmas is the perfect blend of original tunes and holiday classics that are so well done I can’t help but love it.
But there’s one in particular on the tracklist called “Christmas Makes Me Cry” that stands out, mostly because it’s not only a sad country song, but a sad country Christmas song… can you really ask for anything else?
An original song of Kacey’s, it was co-written by her along with Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, where she details how, even though it’s supposed to be the most wonderful tome of year, it makes her feel blue as she realizes another year has gone by and not everything is all sunshine and rainbows:
“It seems like everybody else is having fun I wonder if I’m the only one Who’s broken heart still has broken parts just wrapped in pretty paper And it’s always sad seeing mom and dad getting a little grayer And they always say, ‘Have a happy holiday’ And every year, I swear I sincerely try Oh, but Christmas, it always makes me cry“
For a lot of people, this is a beautiful time to reconnect with friends and family, but I’m sure we all have moments where we feel sad for any given personal reason.
And for Kacey, it’s realizing her parents are getting older and she’s maybe even mending from a broken heart, but I’m sure those reasons change and evolve over time.
While I’m not saying you should walk around feeling sad during the holiday season, I feel like this song acknowledges that it’s okay if there are days that you do.
And I don’t know of many other Christmas songs like that, which puts it a cut above the rest in my opinion…
Not only does Christmas make me cry from time to time, this song does it every single time: