Homemade Christmas

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Homemade Christmas
Homemade Christmas - Trixie Mattel.jpg
EP by
ReleasedDecember 1, 2017 (2017-12-01)
GenreChristmas
Trixie Mattel chronology
Two Birds
(2017)
Homemade Christmas
(2017)
One Stone
(2018)

Homemade Christmas is an EP by American drag queen Trixie Mattel, released on December 1, 2017.[1][2]

Background and release[edit]

Brian Michael Firkus, better known by the stage name Trixie Mattel, competed in the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race in 2015. After appearing on Drag Race, Mattel appeared in the web series UNHhhh on WOWPresents with fellow season seven contestant Katya Zamolodchikova, known mononymously as Katya. The duo later went on to star in The Trixie & Katya Show, which premiered on Viceland on November 15, 2017.[3][4]

Prior to Homemade Christmas, Trixie Mattel released the country album Two Birds in May 2017. Katya appears on the holiday EP, which was released on December 1, 2017 via Apple Music, iTunes, and Spotify.[1]

Composition[edit]

"The Night Before Contact" features Katya Zamolodchikova (pictured in 2015).

Homemade Christmas includes three acoustic tracks of holiday music. Lyrically, "Christmas Without You" is about loneliness during the season.[1] "The Night Before Contact" is a parody of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (more commonly known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"), performed by Katya.[1]

"All I Want for Christmas Is Nudes" is a parody of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You".[5][6]

Reception[edit]

Instinct's David Lopez said "Christmas Without You" was reminiscent of Trixie Mattel's previous studio album. He said of "The Night Before Contact": "Personally, after hearing this, I think Katya could be the new voice of the omnipresent narrator if they ever remade How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Christmas Without You" – 2:21
  2. "The Night Before Contact", featuring Katya Zamolodchikova – 2:25
  3. "All I Want for Christmas Is Nudes" – 3:03

Track listing adapted from the iTunes Store[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Lopez, David (December 1, 2017). "Trixie Mattel Serves Up a 'Homemade Christmas' with Holiday Tracks". Instinct. ISSN 1096-0058. Archived from the original on March 17, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Rudolph, Christopher (November 24, 2017). "Have Yourself a Queer Little Christmas with These New Holiday Albums". NewNowNext. LOGO TV. Archived from the original on March 17, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Cuby, Michael (August 18, 2017). "Hold On to Your Wigs: Katya and Trixie Mattel Are Getting Their Own TV Show". Paper. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  4. ^ Fallon, Kevin (November 15, 2017). "'Trixie and Katya Show': TV's Best New Talk Show Hosts Are Two Drag Queens". The Daily Beast. Archived from the original on November 16, 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Malone, Chris (December 1, 2017). "Gay Agenda, Dec. 1: Virginia Delegate-Elect Danica Roem Is a Metal Head; Plus Trixie Mattel, Sakima, & More". Billboard. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on May 15, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Crowley, Patrick (December 11, 2017). "Willam Gives Santa a Lap Dance in 'Ho Ho Ho Ho' Music Video". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 28, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "Homemade Christmas – Single by Trixie Mattel". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on May 3, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.

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