9 Days Until Christmas

I’ve been writing about a Christmas song each day for a couple weeks, but so far, no music from 2020. That changes today with Carly Rae Jepsen’s “It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries” – and you don’t know how hard it was for me to not replace “Till” with “‘Til.”

Jepson’s carved out a solid career since first breaking big with 2012’s “Call Me Maybe” – three Top 40 singles, “Cinderella” on Broadway, Frenchy in “Grease: Live,” the theme song for “Fuller House”… Now, her first original Christmas song.

This might be the perfect Christmas song for 2020, one that makes you feel not so bad that you can’t have a big family gathering. I keep seeing the same Jepsen quote everywhere, so I’ll assume it started from a press release. “Christmas holiday is my favorite time of year. I love it. But so often emotions run high and expectation versus reality is something I’d like to shed some light on and hopefully some laughs, too, in the process. So if you are lucky enough to get to be with the ones that matter most to you this year — embrace it!”

Tomorrow, I’ll have another good song about a bad Christmas. For now, here’s audio of Jepsen’s first Christmas single. From 2015, a cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas.” (Is that where the apostrophe goes?)