The Yuletide season is all about love, and no one should feel despised. Whether it’s a painful breakup, missing or wanting to be with someone, unrequited love, trying to save a relationship, or just feeling the blues, there’s nothing a good playlist can’t solve.
To help ease your pain and bring back that smile on your face, even for just a short period, allow us, at PawnHero, to share with you a Christmas slash hugot playlist filled with love, hope, and maybe reconciliation for some.
1. “Blue Christmas” by Bright Eyes
The song speaks of love unreturned by someone dear, giving all the holiday cheer around nothing but sad feels.
“Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree / Won’t be the same dear, if you’re not here with me … / You’ll be doin’ all right with your Christmas of white / But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas.”
2. “Last Christmas” by Wham!
Failed relationships are always sad, but they’re saddest when someone dumps you around Christmas Day. There’s a saving grace to being rejected, though.
As the lyrics say, “This year to save me from tears, I’ll give it to someone special.”
3. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by Bill Crosby
It’s nostalgia at its best, or worst, for that matter, when you’re longing to be with the one you love at Christmas after being separated for quite some time. It’s such a tearful thing to say or hear, “I’ll be home for Christmas if only in my dreams” because you just know it’s not going to happen.
4. “Christmas Lights” by Coldplay
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What is it about people fighting on Christmas night? It’s the worst feeling ever! So, let’s all sing along to the more positive message of the song: “May all your troubles soon be gone / Oh Christmas lights keep shining on.”
5. “Please Come Home for Christmas” by Charles Brown
What could be lonelier than pleading for someone to come home and spend Christmas with you?
“If not for Christmas, by New Year’s night.” Talk about hope, which is what love gives to the human soul.
6. “Christmas Won’t Be the Same Without You” by Lani Misalucha
If you think something is wrong with people who shun material gifts on Christmas, think again. Here, the speaker does not wish for anything else, because really, “All I need to see standing by my Christmas tree is you.” How sweet is that, huh?
7. “Christmas’ When You Were Mine” by Taylor Swift
This is a walk-down-memory-lane kind of song, and you know how beautiful memories (putting up Christmas decorations, attending reunions, shopping for gifts, and all the fireworks) start to hurt when there’s no way you can bring those Christmases back.
8. “Sana Ngayong Pasko” by Ariel Rivera
If you’re a hopeless romantic who thinks the spirit of the season will melt your lost love’s heart enough for him/her to come back into your arms, this one’s for you.
The lines, “Pasko na naman nguni’t wala ka pa / Hanggang kailan kaya ako maghihintay sa iyo” tell you that not all wishes do come true. So, please spare yourself more heartaches and quit the waiting game.
9. “Miss Kita Kung Christmas” by Aiza Seguerra
Occasionally, most especially during the holidays, you remember an old flame, and you can’t help but feel some void in your heart or soul.
This part of the song is downright painful: “Ako’y iniwan mong nag-iisa / Miss kita, o giliw / Pasko’y sasapit ‘di ko mapigil ang mangulila.”
If only things worked out fine, but somewhere along the way, you need to realize that you got to live in the moment, not in the past.
10. “Merry Christmas, Darling” by The Carpenters
Who doesn’t fall for this classic? This Karen Carpenter masterpiece makes a good attempt to steer clear of all the sadness from being away from the love of your life, and yet the longing is too deep to ignore. The character in the song is just another woman in love, after all, no pun intended.
11. “Every Year, Every Christmas” by Luther Van Dross
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The things you would do for love is the peg for this song. Imagine going to the “same corner where (the guy and the girl) met” every year on Christmas, and not even your well-meaning friends could talk you out of your fantasy.
The same person who sang the heart-rending “Dance with My Father” can only quip, “They say to forget you, to let you go ’cause you’re not here / Well, I can’t keep explaining what they’ll never understand / And why I’m here every year, every Christmas.”
12. “Cold December Nights” by Boyz II Men
The song will have you right at the opening line, “So cold, so cold, so cold” in the signature blending of voices of this 1980s-1990s boy band. It tugs at the heartstrings, knowing you’re all alone and lonely, with no one to hold you tight when the air is nippier at night.
13. “Someday at Christmas” by Stevie Wonder
Although the song mainly speaks of mankind’s struggle for freedom, there’s still a tinge of wanting to find love. Then, you just start tearing up as one of the world’s greatest balladeers goes, “Maybe not in time for you and me / But someday at Christmas time.”
14. “Xmas Lights” by Ang Bandang Shirley
This alternative music speaks to all those who are loving someone from a distance because of some boundaries that exist between two people in love or a willing lover and an unwilling one.
15. “Pasko Na Sinta Ko” by Gary Valenciano
In many people’s books (this writer included), this is the song that should have never been written because it’s just so unfair to turn your back on something as beautiful as love. The melody, the tender emotional, and the lyrics, “Nais mo bang kalimutan na lang ang ating suyuan at galak”)—all of which will leave you feeling sentimental, big time.
Hope this post helps ease the pain somehow and inspires you to have the courage to move on. Cheer up and Merry Christmas!