Advent song for December 2: Christmas Carol

I need to warn you that Last Christmas is really at the very light-hearted end of this year’s selection of songs. Separation, imprisonment, death, poverty and familial breakdown are common themes, sometimes all at the same time. There’s also a generous helping of tragic children and country music, both of which feature in this harrowing number from Skip Ewing, which does at least feature a happy ending, if you can stick with it that far. I’m easing you in gently.