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The Guardian - UK
The Guardian - UK

Sobbing around the Christmas tree

The Everly Brothers performing in 1972.
The Everly Brothers performing in 1972. One reader suggests listening to their song Christmas Eve Can Kill You. Photograph: Tony Russell/Redferns

Re sad Christmas songs (Santa Claus is coming to frown! Why the best Christmas songs are sad and slow, 6 December), may I suggest the following: Christmas Eve Can Kill You by the Everly Brothers, which was included on their album Stories We Could Tell, recorded in 1972.
Roy Harding

• What happened to bread sauce as part of a traditional Christmas feast (I ate 12 Christmas dinners in 12 days – here are the best and worst!, 6 December)? A preservation society is obviously needed.
Neil Angrave

• I have 50 Christmas cards to send to family and friends. I have worked out that it’s cheaper to buy a tank of petrol and deliver them myself within about a 50-mile radius than buy stamps from Royal Mail (Letters, 1 December).
Sally Geeve

• Such a difficult choice with regard to the strikes: do we support the nurses and other health workers who kept many of us alive through the pandemic, or the most incompetent, cynical and unpopular government in living memory?
William Outhwaite
Bampton, Oxfordshire

• “It is not the role of government to provide free food,” says Thérèse Coffey (Report, 6 December). It isn’t the role of farmers either.
Trevor Fenton

• Re hoarding, when I cleared my cousin’s large house, I came across the ashes of her late husband’s first wife (Letters, 6 December).
Nesta Ross

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