Cozy Little Christmas

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"Cozy Little Christmas"
Katy Perry peaking out of a red gift box with green decorating ribbons tied around it.
Single by Katy Perry
ReleasedNovember 15, 2018 (2018-11-15)
GenreChristmas
Length3:02
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Perry
  • Wells
  • Alqaisi
Katy Perry singles chronology
"Hey Hey Hey"
(2018)
"Cozy Little Christmas"
(2018)
"365"
(2019)

"Cozy Little Christmas" is a Christmas song by American singer Katy Perry. It was released exclusively on Amazon Music on November 15, 2018. The song was written and produced by Perry, Greg Wells, and Ferras Alqaisi. "Cozy Little Christmas" was written about Perry's time spent with her family in Copenhagen for Christmas, and its lyrics talk about not needing gifts then as love is more important. It has charted at number 23 in the United Kingdom and 53 in the United States.

Composition[edit]

"Cozy Little Christmas" runs for 3 minutes and 2 seconds.[1] It is a "whimsical" Christmas song featuring jingle bells and lyrics about not needing gifts at Christmas time because love is more important.[2][3] Perry co-wrote and co-produced "Cozy Little Christmas" with Greg Wells and Ferras Alqaisi.[3] She sings "I don't need diamonds or sparkly things" and "you can't buy this feeling" along with "Nothing lights my fire or wraps me up baby like you do" in the chorus.[4] Perry wrote the song about spending Christmas in Copenhagen with her family.[3] It is her second Christmas song after "Every Day Is a Holiday" was released in 2015.[5]

Release and promotion[edit]

Perry first announced the song's release on Twitter, posting on November 14 that she was "Bout to sleigh in an hour".[6] "Cozy Little Christmas" was then released exclusively on Amazon Music the next day.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Idolator's Mike Wass called it "cute, catchy and utterly adorable", and observed that "the perky bop is every bit as irreverent and fun as you would expect".[7] Marina Pedrosa from Billboard said that "Perry's vocals are velvety as ever as she sings the festive lyrics, 'Just you and me/ Under the tree/ A cozy little Christmas here with you.'"[8]

Zac Gelfand of Consequence of Sound wrote that "Cozy Little Christmas" is an "appropriate step back and a deep breath" for Perry and "a simple, bubbly, holiday love song, serving as a respite after an otherwise tough several months."[9] Writing for MTV News, Madeline Roth praised the "bubbly bop" as "mighty cozy", adding that "this festive little tune will be a crowd-pleaser all around".[2]

Chart performance[edit]

In the United States, "Cozy Little Christmas" entered the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart at number 10, becoming Perry's ninth track to reach its top 10 and first to do so since "Dark Horse" in 2014.[10] It has since reached number one on that chart[11] as well as number 53 on the Billboard Hot 100[12] and number 35 on its Holiday 100 chart.[13] Elsewhere, the song debuted at number 85 on the UK Singles Chart[14] before rising to number 23 in the nation.[15]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018–2019) Peak
position
Croatia Airplay (HRT)[16] 79
Croatia Christmas Airplay (HRT)[17] 20
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 53
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[11] 1
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[18] 37
US Holiday 100 (Billboard)[13] 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cozy Little Christmas (Amazon Original) by Katy Perry on Amazon Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Roth, Madeline (November 15, 2018). "Ho Ho Ho, Katy Perry Has Returned With A Bubbly Christmas Bop". MTV News. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Chakraborty, Riddhi (November 15, 2018). "Katy Perry Announces New Single 'Cozy Little Christmas'". Rolling Stone India. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  4. ^ Croezen, Alyssa (November 15, 2018). "Katy Perry Debuts Cheerful New Holiday Love Song 'Cozy Little Christmas'". Entertainment Tonight Canada. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  5. ^ a b White, Jack. "Katy Perry releases new Christmas single Cozy Little Christmas". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  6. ^ @katyperry (November 14, 2018). "Bout to sleigh in an hour 🎅🏻" (Tweet). Retrieved November 15, 2018 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ Wass, Mike (November 15, 2018). "Katy Perry's 'Cozy Little Christmas' Is A Cute Festive Bop". Idolator. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  8. ^ Pedrosa, Marina (November 15, 2018). "Katy Perry Gets in the Holiday Spirit With New Song 'Cozy Little Christmas': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  9. ^ Gelfand, Zac (November 15, 2018). "Katy Perry returns with 'Cozy Little Christmas': Stream". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  10. ^ Trust, Gary (November 30, 2018). "Katy Perry Jingles Onto Adult Contemporary Chart With 'Cozy Little Christmas'". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Katy Perry Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Katy Perry Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Katy Perry Chart History (Holiday 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. December 14, 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  16. ^ "ARC 31 December 2018 - Službena Božićna lista :: Hrvatski radio". radio.hrt.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2018-12-30.
  17. ^ "ARC Christmas 2018 - Službena Božićna lista :: Hrvatski radio". radio.hrt.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  18. ^ "Katy Perry Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2018.