Pistol Annies Bring The Christmas Spirit To Late Night TV With “Hell Of A Holiday”

The Pistol Annies made a late night TV appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to sing the title track to their new Christmas album, Hell Of A Holiday.

It’s one of my favorites off the new record, and was written by Miranda LambertAshley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. 

I think that part is pretty obvious when you listen to the lyrics, as they sing about people putting their Christmas decorations up at the start of November and how easy it is to lose sight of the true importance and meaning of all of these holidays.

And, what makes it even better (and more believable to listen to), is that Miranda recently admitted she doesn’t even really like Christmas music that much at all.

I think we’re on the same page there, and if you’re someone who’s not all that sentimental about Christmas and the holidays, you’ll love this album. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy all the festivities that come along with Christmas, but sometimes it all just feels like too much.

The whole record sheds a lot of light on the fact that it’s so easy to get our priorities out of whack with all the hustle and bustle trying to keep up with everything that we forget why we even celebrate it in the first place.

It’s a very Annies’ take on the country music Christmas album, which is usually pretty standard and cookie-cutter (pun very much intended) in terms of the melodies and writing. These three take a moment to say what we’re all thinking this time of year, but don’t really want to admit out loud.

And Miranda says that was done on purpose:

“We are all sad song lovers, so there’s some moments on this record that have either some some dark humor or some sad song undertones.”

And, quite a few of the songs are not even specific to Christmas, which Angaleena says makes the album all the more unique in a very oversaturated market:

“A couple of songs on the record, I mean, technically, if you take them off of a Christmas album, you wouldn’t even know that they were a Christmas song, which is something that I thought added a bit of Annies to it.”

But, on a lighter note, how damn good is it to see Ashley Monroe looking so healthy up there singing with her girl band again after everything she’s been going through with chemotherapy and battling cancer?

If you want a more honest, down-to-earth Christmas song to listen to this month, here it is:

They also opened up the CMA Country Christmas special last night with “Snow Globe”:

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