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This song claims to be bringing "tidings of comfort and joy" while also referencing "Satan's power" and the scorn facing Mary, Jesus' unwed, and debatably virgin (ok, not debatable at all, I mean, c'mon) mother as she looked for a place to birth her son. But it doesn't matter that this song's chorus keeps invoking "comfort and joy" because it is one of the more ominous holiday songs out there, sung in a relentlessly minor key, never giving any respite from the feeling that, despite the savior's birth or whatever, Satan will still get us, and he's getting us NOW through this song. Ah. Well. It's still one of my favorites.