Carly Rae Jepsen Says It’s Okay To Cry During Christmas

Happy holidays! Look, I know it’s not even December 10th, and this year has been an absolute chaos fire, but there’s two good things about the Christmas holiday period this year: Kristen Stewart in a gay Xmas rom-com, and Carly Rae Jepsen releasing new music. 

Earlier this morning, our Emotions queen revealed she’s just wrapped up a Christmas single, and it’s appropriately CRJ-approved moody and sad. Aptly called, “It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries,” the song looks to be the perfect anthem for us overly-emotional folks, who find that the holiday season, just like the rest of the year, can be quite sad, especially when met with heartbreak or reminded of someone we lost. 

In the single’s cover, Jepsen is a chaotically organised human Christmas tree of pre-holiday sadness. As you can see below, our fave sits cross-legged in a soft baby pink sleeveless dress, bubblegum pink hair and white striped socks, against a pure white golden-lit background. Staring down the barrel of the camera with a look taken moments before a scheduled 9AM cry sesh, she’s decorated in a sad assortment of Christmas decorations—a sparkly silver star on her head as a headpiece, camp and endearingly tacky red tinsel wrapped around her, and Christmas canes, jingle bells and Xmas lights scattered in front of her—as if she were a Christmas tree that’s collapsed from heartbreak. 

All we can confidently say right now is the song looks to be about the expectations of Christmas and the holiday season vs reality, which tbh, is something Miss Jepsen and I have in common—among other things. A day before officially announcing the soon-to-be Xmas banger, Jepsen tweeted “Is it Christmas yet?” with an attached adorable pic of a young Carly Rae Jepsen, dressed in matching colour block snowgear, and her pal, Mr. Frosty the Triangle Snowman, sporting a red bomber hat and scarf. 

When “It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries” by Carly Rae Jepsen drops this Friday on Spotify, Apple Music and all our “Too Much” ear holes, maybe I’ll finally start to accept that I kinda love Christmas, after all. In the meantime, you can, like me, listen to Dedicated Side B till days on end, and wait for her “other quarantine album” to drop with baited, beating, battered breath. 

Header source: Shirlaine Forrest (Getty Images)/Carly Rae Jepsen (Twitter)

Julian Rizzo-Smith is a writer and producer. He also claims to be a vine historian, avid connoisseur of low-fi beats, indie hip hop and Kermit memes. In a perfect world, he’d be married to Tyler the Creator, own an Arcanine and a Lapras, and don his own Sailor Scouts uniform. He tweets @GayWeebDisaster, which is also, coincidentally, how one might describe him.