The Dears release Christmas single, ‘Christmas Love’

With only 42 days remaining til Christmas, Montreal’s The Dears have put out a new holiday single titled “Christmas Love”.

In an online statement, Murray A. Lightburn admits that the song came together rather naturally. “Natalia had the idea to write a song around Christmas and we had this one unfinished track sitting around from the Lovers Rock sessions. We went back and forth on the lyrics and it came together pretty easily and quickly.”

Lightburn adds, “we wanted to avoid some clichés like chestnuts and sleighs or whatever. Instead it’s a very simple love song about how sometimes that time of year can highlight who you really want to be with and how that brings a huge smile to one’s face as well as the warmest feeling.”

The B-side is a cover of Christmas classic “O Little Town Of Bethlehem”. Lightburn explains that his choice to feature the song was rather personal. “It’s something from my childhood and probably the first song I ever sang publicly in front of an audience. […] I just want my mother to hear it. It’s such a beautiful unforgettable melody that’s really up my alley. Although it comes off pretty religious it’s really about peace and love which I hope is something we can all get behind.”

The Dears’ “Christmas Love” and cover of “O Little Town Of Bethlehem” is available now through streaming services. Find out more about the band at

Montreal Music Scene