This Should Be Funny, But I’m Crying

Last Updated on: 2nd January 2024, 10:38 am

Because it’s still New Year’s Day, I thought I’d make fun of myself because there are certain Christmas comedy bits that no matter how many times I hear them, they still make me cry. Not laugh until I cry, just straight up cry. Here they are, in no particular order.

First, there’s what would happen if you got all the stuff from the 12 days of Christmas. Yup. I didn’t cry as much, but there’s still a tear. I don’t know if that one is because he’s crying, but it doesn’t matter how many times I hear it. It still happens. I almost made it…almost.

Next is this Sean Morey song

All it takes is “I want a stick to burn for heat.” and I’m gone.

This one might not be as reliable. It’s called “We’re Shopping at the Mall” and I think I might have heard it for the first time in the pandemic when I was easier to make cry.
This one isn’t getting me as bad as it did the first time. Oh wait. It’s getting worse. It might have made me a little sad, but I wasn’t a blubbering mess.

Here’s the last one on my list. It’s called “You Ain’t Getting Shit for Christmas”.

This one doesn’t make me cry, so much as make me feel all empty and hollow, and not want to laugh at all.

But here’s where I don’t make any sense. This John Lajoie tune disturbs me, but has never made me cry once. What the heck?

Was it because the title made me think I should brace myself for all the terrible that was coming? But if that’s the case, “You ain’t gettin’ shit for Christmas” should have been a good clue. I always go “Oh no! Oh gees! Wow!” a whole bunch of times, but I never end up crying.

So yeah. I’m weird. The question is am I alone in this?

Join the Conversation


  1. You’re a sensitive soul. You’ve always had that imagery thing and sometimes it’s hard to tell when it’s going to kick in. Didn’t you also cry once when we were watching that John Pinette bit where he’s arguing with the guy about buying the warranty for the toaster?

    And why now am I thinking about the story of our one nephew crying about the cut down trees in the lorax? “I speak for the trees!”

  2. Yes. I don’t know what was extra special about that bit at that time, but I just couldn’t take it anymore and started to cry. I know we were about to move, and I had taken your new iPhone somewhere, I forget why, and I was worried I would accidentally break it. And hahahaha about the Lorax. Well, Sukie’s mom used to cry whenever she would watch the pie man fall down the stairs even though she knew he was going to fall down the stairs. So I guess we all get it from somewhere.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.