Every Day Is a Holiday

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"Every Day Is a Holiday"
Promotional single by Katy Perry
ReleasedNovember 23, 2015
Genre
Length2:00
Songwriter(s)Katy Perry
Producer(s)Duke Dumont

"Every Day Is a Holiday" is a song written and recorded by American singer Katy Perry. Produced by Duke Dumont, the song was released on November 23, 2015 as part of H&M's holiday campaign along with a promotional commercial directed by Jonas Åkerlund. It is a gospel-inspired Christmas dance track about how love is the best Christmas gift.

Composition[edit]

"Every Day Is a Holiday" was written by Perry and produced by Duke Dumont.[1] Lyrically, the song talks about how the best Christmas gift one can receive is love. It features a background choir as Perry sings the chorus:

We don't need a thing under the tree
You give me all I need
Every day is a holiday
When you're the reason to celebrate
Every day is a holiday
When you're the reason

The track contains a "'70s disco essence and a big ol' thumping bassline".[2] It is a gospel-inspired dance track,[3] and Perry's first Christmas song.[4]

Release and promotion[edit]

The song was released on November 23, 2015.[5] The same day, it was featured in a two-minute commercial for H&M's 2015 holiday campaign. It features Perry interacting with gingerbread men, presents, and large teddy bears while sporting various holiday-themed clothes made by the store.[6][2] The commercial was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and filmed in July 2015.[7] Perry herself described it as "very jolly",[5] and was happy to wear H&M's clothes in the video since "H&M has been a part of the evolution of my personal style since I was 13, when I would start to incorporate fun, affordable H&M pieces into my vintage wardrobe".[1]

Reception[edit]

Lara O'Reilly of Business Insider criticized the video as "bizarre"[8] while Idolator's Bianca Gracie described it as "slightly cheesy but fun".[9] Writing for Fuse, Jeff Bejamin praised the song as "catchy" and ranked it number one on a "Best Holiday Songs of 2015" list.[3] VH1 also gave a positive review, calling the commercial "fun" and "energetic" and felt Perry's outfits were "cute".[10] Lauren Valenti from Marie Claire dubbed the song "a track filled with good tidings".[11] In a negative review, Matt Miller from Esquire felt the video was "a hellish non-denominational land of cheer".[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Premiere: H&M Holiday Featuring Katy Perry". H&M. November 23, 2015. Archived from the original on November 27, 2016. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Menyes, Carolyn (November 23, 2015). "Katy Perry Debuts Christmas Single 'Every Day Is a Holiday' for H&M Campaign [WATCH]". Music Times. Archived from the original on November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Benjamin, Jeff. "11 Best Holiday Songs of 2015 (So Far): Carly Rae, PTX & More". Fuse. Archived from the original on November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  4. ^ Keirans, Maeve (November 23, 2015). "Katy Perry Releases H&M Holiday Commercial With New Music And A Shirtless Man In A Santa Hat". MTV News. Archived from the original on November 30, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Mallenbaum, Carly (November 23, 2015). "Katy Perry debuts new 'Holiday' song in H&M commercial". USA Today. Archived from the original on November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "Katy Perry brings fashion, fantasy and fun to H&M's spectacular holiday campaign". H&M. Archived from the original on November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  7. ^ O'Mahony, Marsha (December 1, 2015). "Cinderford singer stars in H&M Christmas ad with Katy Perry". Gloucester Citizen. Archived from the original on December 3, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  8. ^ O'Reilly, Lara (November 23, 2015). "Katy Perry stars in a bizarre, slightly terrifying holiday ad for H&M". Business Insider. Archived from the original on November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  9. ^ Gracie, Bianca. "Katy Perry's H&M Commercial Features New "Everyday Is A Holiday" Song: Watch". Idolator. Archived from the original on November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  10. ^ "Katy Perry's cute, fun styles for commercial". VH1. November 24, 2015. Archived from the original on January 30, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  11. ^ Valenti, Lauren (November 23, 2015). "Katy Perry's New Holiday Song Is Here". Marie Claire. Archived from the original on January 30, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  12. ^ Miller, Matt (November 24, 2015). "Katy Perry Welcomes You to Holiday Hell With H&M". Esquire. Archived from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2017.

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