Up until today I was blissfully unaware of a song called “The Christmas Shoes.” While getting some groceries and running some last minute Christmas-related errands the missus and I put Christmas music on, as per usual and this song was all over the place. It’s a super depressing song by a group called NewSong and it’s about a kid who wants to buy a pair of shoes for his dying mother so she’ll look good for Jesus (you know, when she dies). According to the Wikipedia page the song actually started as a story passed around the internet. NewSong turned the tale into a song. Donna VanLiere turned the song and story into a book of the same name and then CBS turned it into a TV movie starring Rob Lowe. Crazy right? I in no way endorse listening to this incredibly sad song, but if you’re feeling steely, give it a whirl.