In a world where Christmas songs tend to present the ideal, I found Let’s Get A Tree, the new live video from American singer songwriter Jessica Smucker, to be a refreshingly honest alternative.
By Graeme Smith
In Let’s Get A Tree, Jessica lays out the unvarnished truth of being a mother navigating the holidays. Far from being a gripe list, though, the central message is that being with family is worth it all. It’s profanity-laden chorus is the star atop the tree. Jessica’s light there is warm and her smile is infectious.
Jessica is a former winner of the Connecticut Folk Festival Song Competition and has opened for the likes of Cheryl Wheeler and Bill Staines, and has been co-billed with Meghan Trainor. She released her third album, Lucid Stories, Tentative Lies, earlier this year.
Check out her performance of Let’s Get A Tree below.