Though we generally associate the holidays with merry and bright feelings, let’s face it, a Christmas of blue is certainly familiar to us all, and singer/songwriter Katie Garibaldi does a masterful job conveying a tears-in-your-beer holiday scenario with her new song and music video “Unhappy Holiday.” The video, shot in Nashville, TN, harkens back to the classic honky-tonk, whiskey drinking, and live music playing Music City, and the vintage country aesthetic suits the classic country sound of the tune perfectly. In the video, Garibaldi plays a heartbroken singer, crooning, “So God help me find strength in this lonely, numbing drink ‘cause I don’t want to have an unhappy holiday,” as her bandmates try to console her while the rest of the bar patrons are full of holiday cheer. The scenes also include a magical Christmas tree farm and a cozy nook by the fire. But don’t let the title “Unhappy Holiday” fool you; watch the video through to the end to see the true Christmas spirit take full effect.
Directed by Anna Haas (USA)