Greg Dulli, lead singer of the rock band The Afghan Whigs, has released cover of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” just in time for Christmas. Alongside his rendition of the holiday classic, Dulli released a music video for the song. The video takes a somber look at poverty during a time of the year when consumerism reigns supreme. Throughout the Christmas season, many people are blinded by getting the perfect gift for their loved ones and can ignore the giving nature of the holiday. In order to remind listeners and viewers the real reason for the season Dulli decided to show the darker side of Christmas.
Greg Dulli is known to fans mainly for his work in the band The Afghan Whigs. Starting in the 1990s, the band began releasing music and won over fans with songs like “Southpaw” and more recently “Algiers.” The group’s most recent album, In Spades, was released in 2017 and brought listeners songs like “Light as a Feather” and “Arabian Heights.” Over the course of their nearly 30 year career, the members of The Afghan Whigs have consistently released quality music, and Dulli’s solo career is no exception.
The music video for “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” depicts a woman walking through a factory assembly line, the cold snow outside and a rundown house. Each of these scenes is meant to expose viewers to the harsh reality of the Christmas season for many people who are less fortunate. The woman shown in the scenes shows how work on an assembly line is harsh and difficult; this being followed by a cold, snowy, landscape to solidify the message. When the woman arrives at her home she lights a series of moments made of matches on fire, representing society’s lack of care for those in poverty during the season. Overall, the video does a great job of demonstrating the darker side of the holidays and making people empathize with those less fortunate. The video itself can be found below.