I have two rules about Christmas music: 1) I do not listen to Christmas music until Thanksgiving Day. 2) The first two Christmas songs I always listen to are Dolly Parton’s “Hard Candy Christmas” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” because I don’t want to start taking them for granted by listening to them all year long and also I want to honor them by giving them the top spots on my holiday playlists. However! This year I broke my rule because Tegan and Sara just released a song called “Make You Mine This Season” from Clea DuVall’s upcoming queer Christmas rom-com Happiest Season, and, frankly, I needed the burst of serotonin.
And I am pleased to report that this holly jolly ditty did it for me! I actually don’t really remember any happy lesbian Christmas songs ever blessing my ears before!
Look, Tegan and Sara also know you’re not supposed to release Christmas music before Halloween but they also know we’re living in a pandemic hellscape right now and the last song they wrote for a movie — “Everything Is Awesome” — just does not apply!
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It really was such an unexpected pandemic perk that we had an excuse to get into the “spirit“ when everything about 2020 is 💩 🤪 Big shout out and thanks to @alexhopemusic for writing this song with us in our very first zoom writing session. And thanks to @officialclead for making all our holiday dreams come true with an excellent 🌈 Christmas movie!!! We really appreciated the opportunity to create a song with real life sleighbells in it and you can stream it now! Art @tnsedit
The Happiest Season soundtrack was produced by Justin Tranter; the film lands on Hulu on November 25th!
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