Today I am posting 3 great songs about being in The Big House for Christmas. In 2004 Fairytale of New York was rated the most popular Christmas song in England. The song takes it's name from the book A Fairy Tale of New York. The song is a working class love story about irish immigrants that find themselves down on thier luck. The famous opening is "It was Christmas Eve, Babe, in the drunk tank. An old man said to me, won't see another one." Next is John Prine's Christmas in Prison. This song gives us the beautiful image; "The search light in the big yard swings round with the gun, and spotlights the snowflakes like the dust in the sun." The last selection is a true blues song, Christmas in Jail (Ain't That a Pain) by Leroy Carr. "The blues come fallin', they fall like drops of rain."