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--Kirsty MacColl and Shane McGowan (The Pogues) (1987)
A guy in the drunk tank reminiscing about his junkie girlfriend doesn't exactly scream Merry Christmas, but McGowan and MacColl invest this yuletide tale of love in the gutter with so much heart it's hard not to get choked up. Following a reissue in the wake of MacColl's tragic death in 2000, the song has routinely topped Best Christmas Song polls in the U.K.