Holly Jolly Melancholy Christmas [new song]


I know, I know. You have been observing my grace and aplomb at every twist and turn of the journey, wondering how on earth I’m such a charmingly positive and rosy person. You are amazed at my buoyant spirit and sweet disposition. I am a delight.

Alas, this is not the truth – and fine, you knew it all along. I am often cranky, frequently discouraged, and usually hungry (unrelated). And the happy, happy holidays tend to poke at me, making me want to overcompensate for what often feels like forced joy with an extra number of eye rolls.

But recently, I decided to snap out of it. I squashed down my drama, laughed at my ridiculousness, and then wrote a little song that made me giggle — a reminder that being me, crankiness and all, is actually pretty dang fun.

Holly Jolly Melancholy Christmas from Annie Parsons on Vimeo.



  1. Marijke on December 18, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Oh, the LOL’s. Very well done!

    Such craftiness and festivity all in one. Love.

  2. Katie Noah Gibson on December 18, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    I love it!

  3. Peg on December 18, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    ho ho ho! Love it!

  4. Frank on December 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    Oh, be still my heart.

    Seriously, though. so witty. I like it!

  5. Tracy Ayers on December 18, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    You are wonderful and I’m glad to get to have the Annie Parsons experience every day! Ho. Ho. Ho.

  6. Elle on December 18, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    I love it! So wonderful – the charm, the jokes, the voice. Thank you.

  7. Margret on December 19, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    One of my dearest friends is a musician, works in his own studio, and loves the Lord fiercely (read: can be trusted). May I please, please, please get you two connected? I’d love to hear this on the airwaves…from you….

    Holly, jolly, melancholy, and *very* merry Christmas to you!

  8. Whitney on December 19, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Oh my — listening to this on repeat. Pure and utter gold.

  9. Lauren on December 19, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Please record this so we can buy it up!

  10. Mrs. Chesney on December 19, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    THIS.IS.AMAZING. *repeat*

  11. [not the] Best Blog Ever on December 20, 2015 at 6:39 AM

    Oh, you. Love it. And I don’t even care. I WILL keep inviting you to my Christmas festivities and wishing you a merry Christmas and sending you schmaltzy Christmas cards. Every. Single. Year.

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  13. Sarah on December 30, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    So cute! Happy holidays & new year!

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