Either Katy Perry is working on a Christmas album or she and her so-called "derp squad" have some very strange pre-holiday traditions that include decking the halls about four months too early. We're into it either way, but we totally think it's the former.
On Monday (August 10), Katy shared a short Instagram video of a masked foursome -- wait, are those Grinch suits? -- seated in what looks like a piano recording chamber with tacky Christmas sweaters and a fully trimmed tree. That was our first clue. Then she went and captioned the vid, "When your derp squad writes a Christmas song in August 🎄🎶🎄."
Watch below and see if you're getting the same holly jolly vibes as we are right now, gift-wrapped with a bow and a tag that reads "To: Everyone."
First of all, pause for many flaily arms because we are clearly on Santa's nice list this year. Win.
Also? We are so very on board with this idea because Katy's already proven that she's got a way with all things yuletide. And who better to get us on our feet with merry measure all fa la la-style than her?
So, in the spirit of the
still far away season, we came up with a list of Christmas songs that we really want Katy Perry to cover for her holiday CD, and we'll promise to be good boys and girls all year 'til it's done.
Katy's already done this one live (and beautifully) at the Hotel Cafe, so we know she'll totally make the treetops glisten and children listen with a studio rendition.
"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
Here's another one where Katy's already given us the gift of song in acoustic format. Yes, more of this please.
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
Katy always keeps a lot of pep in her step, so we can totally picture her giving this Brenda Lee classic a fun new spin and leave everyone dancing merrily in the new old-fashioned way.
"Jingle Bell Rock"
Since it's absolutely the right time to rock the night away, we definitely want to hear Katy belt out this jam and have us jingling around the clock. Plus she clearly has a thing for making stuff "giddy-up," so why not the jingle horse too? The video for this practically writes itself.
"Baby It's Cold Outside"
Here's where the key duet comes into play. We're getting toasty fingers just even imagining who she could link up with for this one. Maybe she could bring Juicy J in for another collaboration and give it a good modern remix spin. We're into it.
OBVIOUSLY. This song is practically Katy Perry's spirit animal, so it is a must.