The New LoFi

Ten Years

Alicia G gives us a jazzy Christmas lullaby with her new single, “You’re My Favorite Holiday”

What would your perfect holiday house look like? Would it be the Home Alone house or a cozy cottage in the woods? I think I would prefer the latter.

This cozy Christmas hideaway would be covered with the most comfortable-looking blanket of powdery snow. Inside, there’d be a Christmas tree decorated with sparkling ornaments and presents, wrapped and tied up in bows. The lighting would be soft, the mood would be celebratory, and the sense of promise would be palpable.

Well, you don’t have to imagine it, because Alicia Kristina Guastaferro (aka Alicia G) is gift-wrapping it and giving it to you with a smile. As a classically trained vocalist, the Buffalo, New York native embodies the Christmas spirit in the new video for her single, “You’re My Favorite Holiday.”

True fans of Alicia G know that she brought us into a candy-coated wonderland this summer in her rainbow-fresh clip for the dance track “Frost Me Up.” “You’re My Favorite Holiday” extends that same sense of total immersion and sweeping fantasy to the Christmas season. While many of her prior recordings slam hard, this one is all sweetness. It’s jazzy and warm, adorned with a melody as pretty as a Christmas garland, and performed with the easy grace of a figure skater on a frozen lake.

The clip keeps the star front and center, and no matter how much the tinsel sparkles on the tree, Alicia shines brighter. She’s accompanied by a menagerie of plush toys, including a flock of penguins and a big, grinning Grinch, who is lucky enough to get a kiss. Alicia G wraps herself up in a swan-white anorak for the outdoor scenes and saves her warmest flannel shirt for her tree-trimming activities. And when she puts on her best and most elegant pink party dress and twirls beneath giant candy canes and wreaths adorned with fairy lights, she reminds us that “You’re My Favorite Holiday” is, like so many Christmas standards, a sincere message to a favorite lover.

Alicia G – You’re My Favorite Holiday