Carly Rae Jepsen reminds us that ‘It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries’


Back in late-October, Carly Rae Jepsen, forever ahead of the game, dropped a new Christmas song while the everyone was busy sweatin’ trick or treaters. It’s called “It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries”, and the upbeat disco-pop tune tackled all those time-honored yule-tide traditions, like political arguments at the dinner table, a family’s poor response to meeting a new boyfriend/girlfriend, and grandparents on edibles.

The bubbly track just demanded the music video treatment, and now we have it, as the Canadian pop dynamo drops a proper visual this week. The clip was directed by Josh Forbes; watch it below.  

“I love the old-fashioned movies and the family traditions and the excitement of gifting presents and decorating the tree and and and… my list is endless,” says Jepsen. “But each year the pressure to have the perfect Christmas always ends in tears. I call it Christmas versus expectation.”

We feel that. She adds: “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! And if things go south just remember, ‘the secret is to sing a little song to survive… that it’s not Christmas till somebody cries!’”

Grab the Kleenex and beware: That edible ain’t shit right now, but it’ll kick in as soon as mom serves your vegan lover some fish.