Advent song for December 7: Christmas Eve Can Kill You

It’s not exactly clear from this uncharacteristically downbeat Everley Brothers number just how Christmas Eve Can Kill You. The options seem to include frostbite, being run over and being murdered by a driver when you hitchhike, but I expect there are other possibilities. This is another “Christmas away from the ones you love” song, although it’s not clear that our narrator has anyone left to love. It is a peculiarly sombre and solitary song and just right for the most wistful day of the week.