Ryan Cassata takes on a Christmas classic, originally written by George Danno, Jr., in a new way that is certain to warm your spirit with his latest single and video for “It’s Christmastime.” The result is coffeehouse smooth with visuals that exude warmth not only in the LA scenery but with the Cassata’s own childhood family Christmas images interwoven.
WATCH/LISTEN to Ryan Cassata’s “It’s Christmastime”
In an article with The Rainbow Times, Ryan shared:
“Making the ‘It’s Christmastime’ music video allowed me, as a trans person who’s been out over 10 years, to take back Christmas. It allowed me to create a positive feeling about Christmas, the feeling I had as a little kid before I came out as trans and before all the deadnaming and misgendering begun,” he explained. “I want to share that feeling with the rest of my community, a community, who can really use their days to feel a little brighter. I hope the video serves as a reminder for the entire LGBTQ community that things do get better and brighter with time.”Ryan Cassata as quoted in an article with The Rainbow Times
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