LISTEN: Carly Rae Jepsen's 'It's Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries' is an absolute mood

We all know going home for the holidays isn't always the warm and happy experience it's usually made out to be – so trust Carly Rae Jepsen to tell it like it actually is.

The pop star released her holiday offering "It's Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries" on Friday, October 30.

In true Carly fashion, the song's upbeat music belies the rather less upbeat lyrics, which capture all the chaos that comes with holiday family reunions – from arguments about politics, ruined surprises, to her vegan boyfriend being given fish.

The song follows the release of Carly's latest album Dedicated Side B, the follow up to her 2019 album Dedicated.

Listen to "It's Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries" here: