The Pogues – Fairytale Of New York

The Pogues – Fairytale Of New York

The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With GodThe Pogues – “Fairytale of New York”

This 1987 ode to those for whom the holidays aren’t necessarily happy comes from legendary Irish band The Pogues. The song tells a tale of an Irish immigrant couple confronting addictions and failed dreams at Christmastime in the Big Apple.¬† With vocals by troubled Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan and the late, great British songstress Kirsty MacColl, the tune has made it on many best-Christmas-song lists over the years, particularly in the U.K.