Criss gave a little backstory of the song before the band struck up the old-timey swing melody.
“So about a year ago, I wrote a little song about Christmas, and you (Lainey Wilson) were so generous to lend your voice to it. It’s the kind of song that makes me want to get drunk on Christmas, and it’s probably because the song’s called “Drunk on Christmas.”
So let’s see if you want to have a drink with us and celebrate the holidays with us.”
The duo harmonizes the lyrics, and the catchy words paired with the toe-tapping beat are easy on the ears.
The lyrics are so catchy you will find yourself humming them shortly after giving it a listen.
We’re gettin’ drunk, drunk on Christmas Been up since the crack of dawn So we broke out the booze that we never use As soon as all the kids and in-laws are gone
And isn’t it nice, spicing your cocoa With a bit of SoCo just to give it a bite? We’re getting drunk on Christmas And probably for the rest of the night.
I am a big fan of causal holiday songs that are light and bright and this song hits the nail on the head. It’s a great little tune with clever lyrics and a lighthearted message.
Give it a listen and thank us later when it becomes one of your favorites.
Just for fun, here is the official music video too.