Have Yourself a Creepy Little Christmas with Mother Mother's New Holiday Song

The Vancouver band have shared the original "Cry Christmas" plus a cover of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

BY Alex HudsonPublished Nov 9, 2022

Everybody loves Christmas, right? Not Mother Mother! The Vancouver TikTok sensations have shared the spooky new seasonal song "Cry Christmas," as well as a cover of the more subtly eerie "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

With ghostly harmonies and a stark arrangement driven by booming synth bass and jingling bells, singer Ryan Guldemond paints an unsettling portrait of a grim family gathering with a conspiracy theorist uncle and "OxyContin pumpkin pie." It turns into noisy robo-rock in the middle section.

Guldemond said in a statement, "'Cry Christmas' is a song that celebrates a feeling of irreverence or ambivalence about the holiday season. Many folks have a complicated relationship with Christmas and the holiday season, for various reasons. Ourselves included. We want our fans to know that they always have a seat at the table with us, no matter how we all feel at this time of year."

Hear it below, along with a horror movie rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Read Exclaim!'s recent Questionnaire interview with Guldemond here.

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