This is not just a weird Christmas song, it's one of the most bizzare tunes I've ever heard.

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The song is called "An Old Fashioned Christmas (Daddy's Home)." It was recorded by Linda Bennett and released in 1975 by Mercury records. It sounds normal at first, painting an elegant picture of a New Haven family waiting for Dad to return home from work. But after a few very unexpected twists you are left in disbelief.

It starts out like a beautiful and traditional Christmas song from a bygone era with lyrics that go:

Look outside the snow is falling what a sight to see
Daddy will be coming home as happy as can be
He'll be walking through the door ten minutes after nine
Because the bus he takes each night is always right on time.

It's gonna be a very Merry Christmas with all the children by the Christmas tree
It's gonna be a real old fashioned Christmas for my children, their Daddy and me.

AND THEN OUT OF NOWHERE A VOICE INTERRUPTS AND SAYS:

We're sorry to interrupt this program but a bulletin has just been handed to me
There has been a serious accident involving the Number 5 bus out of New Haven

Understandably, the children begin to sing their fears to their mother and she reassures them that Daddy will be fine.

AND THEN THE VOICE COMES BACK ON AND SAYS THERE WERE NO SURVIVORS OF THE BUS CRASH

Daddy's dead! What the hell!?

You really need to hear this for yourself. If I were you, I'd pick it up from the first bulletin which comes in at the 1:30 mark.

What kind of nutbar, thinks it's a sweet idea to write a Christmas song about a dead Daddy? This song had to be penned by someone with serious gratitude issues.

AND THEN, WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE, DAD IS ALIVE!? 

You made me go there, to the lowest place I could be while listening to a song and you bring him back from the dead!? You were onto something with Dad coming home to see the family, I didn't need him to be murdered and then raised from the crypt.

We talked about this on the Tuesday (11/14/23) edition of the I-95 Morning Show.

This is not an M. Night Shamylan movie, it's a Christmas song! What is with people?

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P.S. The song was released in 1975 but it somehow sounds much older, what's that about?

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