"Every Day Is a Holiday" is a song written and recorded by Katy Perry and produced by Duke Dumont. The song was released on November 23, 2015 as part of H&M's holiday campaign. It is a gospel-inspired Christmas-dance track talking about love being the best Christmas gift. The song was accompanied by a promotional commercial directed by Jonas Åkerlund the same day as its release. The song is Perry's first known original Christmas song. It is classified as a promotional single, according to Serban Ghenea's site, who had mixed the song.
Release and promotion
The song was released on November 23, 2015. The same day, it was featured in a two-minute commercial for H&M's 2015 holiday campaign. It features Perry interacting with gingerbread men, presents, and large teddy bears while sporting various holiday-themed clothes made by the store. The commercial was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and filmed in July 2015. Perry herself described it as "very jolly", and was happy to wear H&M's clothes in the video since "H&M has been a part of the evolution of my personal style since I was 13, when I would start to incorporate fun, affordable H&M pieces into my vintage wardrobe".
Lara O'Reilly of Business Insider criticized the video as "bizarre" while Idolator's Bianca Gracie described it as "slightly cheesy but fun". Writing for Fuse, Jeff Bejamin praised the song as "catchy" and ranked it number one on a "Best Holiday Songs of 2015" list. VH1 also gave a positive review, calling the commercial "fun" and "energetic" and felt Perry's outfits were "cute". Lauren Valenti from Marie Claire dubbed the song "a track filled with good tidings"