This Is Us star and singer Mandy Moore has unwrapped double holiday singles Thursday, featuring her original title track “How Could This Be Christmas?” and a cheery rendition of the Christmas classic song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”
“The holidays are certainly going to feel verifiably different this year, and in this vein, I challenged myself (and Mike and Taylor) to write a song that hinted at the acknowledgment of something missing without being too specific,” Moore said in a statement. “Because if we’ve learned anything in this season of change, it’s the recognition that those we love and cherish are what’s most important and worth celebrating. And that felt like a message to get behind during this special time of year.”
Moore’s singles arrive as we near the holidays during a pandemic and speak to the challenge faced of loss during these complex times. The singer co-wrote her title track with husband and Dawes’ member Taylor Goldsmith and music producer Mike Viola.
The two-track holiday drop arrived with individual lyric videos featuring candid holiday photos of Mandy Moore.
Get into the holiday spirit and listen to the new singles below: