We’re officially kicking off the holiday season and counting the days until 2022.
As hard as it is to believe that we’re almost done with 2021, I feel like everyone is looking forward to a fresh start after what kind of felt like another hellish year in a lot of ways.
I’m a firm believer in Christmas after Thanksgiving (and yes, if you’ve already put your tree up, I’m judging you), but I don’t actually mind a little Christmas music after today up until the new year. And, by that I mean, I just wanna hear Cody Johnson and the Pistol Annies for the next month.
The Pistol Annies recently released a fantastic new Christmas album called Hell of a Holiday that is absolutely not your typical holiday album. It’s a little bit cynical, as you can probably tell by the title, and has a pretty funny take on how I think a lot of us feel during this time of the year.
Cleaning the house for family, trying to buy gifts for everyone on your list, seeing distant relatives you haven’t seen in a year and trying to explain to them what you do for a living, avoiding politics at the dinner table… it can all be a lot to handle.
And, if you’re anything like me, you probably set your expectations way too high and end up being disappointed when every little thing doesn’t go exactly the way you planned.
Written by Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, the the title track, “Hell of a Holiday”, is the perfect song to kickoff all the festivities (and stress) that comes this time of the year. With many of us traveling to see family, going back home, and probably running into a few ex’s and old High School friends, I wanted to remind you that this little lighthearted song should be on your playlist immediately:
“It’s gonna be a hell of a holiday and it’s only just begun The whole world is decorating and it’s only November one They’re carving the pumpkins, they’re hanging the lights They’re stuffing the turkey, they’re pouring the wine Already singing Auld Lang Syne It’s a hell of a holiday”
Because like Miranda always says, music is medicine, right? Well, if you’re asking me, a combination of music and tequila is the medicine if you’ve really spent too much time with family…