These are some of my favorite non-standard Christmas songs. Some are fun, some are whimsical, and some are sardonic. Can I take a moment to be candid? Sometimes the holidays are truly joyous and sometimes they’re just a big pit of despair. I realize this isn’t a revelation and I’m not saying this to be a downer, just speaking my (and possibly other people’s) truth. There are many years where I wish for more joyous celebration for my family and friends… or even strangers than I ever hope for myself. Each year I listen to Johnny Dare’s Hope For The Holidays and inevitably mist up for each person’s tragic story. Honestly, these are the moments I truly wish I was independently wealthy so I could make an impact on the lives of the less fortunate callers – those who just need a little hand up and aren’t seeking a hand out.