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Watch Simone White "Christmas Makes Me Blue" + MP3

Time for something a little different.

Are you looking for an alternative tune to cheer up your Christmas, or are you looking for some music to help you ignore all the holiday madness all together?

Simone White might be able to help out.

Check out her quirky protest blues "Christmas Makes Me Blue" that showcases her smoky old school jazz vocals and humorous lyrics like, "sleigh bells and,neighbors wishing well, singing Christmas carols makes me feel unwell. I rather have the flu."

Head over to Simone's MySpace page to download an MP3 of "Christmas Makes Me Blue."

Growing up as the daughter of two artists, the emerging pop-folk singer "grew up moving every eight months or so," while she "spent all my time in the woods or hiding under the table listening to philosophies," she writes on to her MySpace page. She moved from Hawaii to California, from Seattle to London, and from New York back to California where she currenly lives in Venice.

In an interview with, she explains how "Christmas Makes Me Blue" came about. "I ran into a friend in a Christmas tree lot, I was in my car with the Christmas tree tied on top. He said, “You have to come to our Christmas party next week. And bring a carol to sing, everybody has to sing.” He drove off and I sat there thinking, first I was thinking, oh no, what song should I bring, I don’t know any carols that I like. Then I’m thinking I actually hate carols. Then I started feeling depressed about various things about this party I was going to and about this other party that I wanted to go to but I hadn’t been invited, then I was thinking about my childhood and how horrible it was at Christmas, my parents were split and I had to choose who to spend Christmas with and it always made me feel guilty and bad. I was in the car for about forty minutes and by the end of it I had basically written the song.

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