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Unusual Christmas Song, Take 5: Swampy and the Note Troll, “Santa is Dead”

Probably not something you’ll want to play for the children who are expecting something from Santa under the tree.

Swampy and the Note Troll wrote this at the height of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, and used it as part of a fundraiser album. Listen for the Trailer Park Boys shout-out, too. (Via Josh)

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