The incessant upbeat of canned Christmas music can leave even those who love the holidays with a feeling of cheer fatigue.
Kansas City-area singer Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand, whose DJ alter-ego Lorna Kay spins classic country tunes all year long, shares some grittier winter songs to fill out the emotional spectrum this December.
- Christmas Eve Can Kill You, by The Everly Brothers
- Pretty Paper, by Roy Orbison
- If We Make It Through December, by Merle Haggard
- I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus, by Brenda Lee
- Smoky Mountain Christmas, by Dolly Parton
Bonus track: Play the show audio to hear an unreleased recording of local duo Ruddy Swain performing "So Much Wine."