I'm afraid I'm temporarily discontinuing Stagger Lee Saturdays, in favor of Christmas music. I know this might be unpopular with some of you, but I'll bring Stag back in January, or if anyone out there can suggest more versions which specifically mention the Christmas Eve setting, as this one does.
You'll notice that The Grateful Dead get the year wrong, setting it all the way in 1940 (the date of the real-life murder was 12-24-1895), but it at least mentions "Xmas Eve" so I'm gonna make this our December Stag post. (The Dead also played this live a lot, apparently, but I don't have any of those versions. Suggestions and URL's are most welcome.)