Christmas Music: Billy Porter ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’

Billy Porter twirls into the holiday season with his festive take on "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
Billy Porter

Billy Porter twirls into the season with his festive, upbeat take on the holiday classic, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

The track, one of Billy’s favorite Christmas songs, and produced by Justin Tranter (Britney Spears, Camilla Cabello, Justin Bieber etc.), is a cheery, upbeat bop for Billy fans as we dance into the holidays.

“I grew up in the church, I’m a choir kid, so I have a deep love of Christmas music,” said the Grammy/Emmy/Tony Award-winner. “I know the holidays can be tough for a lot of people, but I always want to land on joy so I put this jaunty spin on the classic hoping it will infuse a little mirth into everyone’s season.”

Billy’s previous holiday releases include his stirring, evocative take on “O Holy Night” from the Rosie O’Donnell Christmas album and the 2019 duet “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” with Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Wicked, RENT).

Every day for the next month, I plan on sharing a different holiday track to help serve up that holiday spirit. Some are timeless artists you already know, and as many as possible will be up-and-coming out indie LGBTQ artists I’m excited to share with you.

Here’s hoping these posts offer you a chance to stop and enjoy the spirit of the season if only for a moment. And, maybe you’ll find some new seasonal tracks to add to your playlist.

Next up for Billy Porter – the multi-hyphenate is getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 1.