Taylor Swift Announced a New Xmas Song & Video in the Strangest Way

Taylor Swift is rounding out the year with a bang. Exactly one week before her 30th birthday, the songstress will be releasing a new Christmas song and video to her millions of fans. Just one day after Netflix announced the release date of their upcoming documentary, Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, Swift shocked fans with another surprise by way of a quirky video featuring all three of her cats.

Taylor Swift announces new Christmas song
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Taylor Swift and her love of cats

Swift has never kept it a secret that she’s a bit of a crazy cat lady. She’s splashed their faces all over her social media pages and they’ve even been featured in some of her music videos. Furthermore, Swift stars as Bombalurina in the upcoming feature film Cats, which was adapted from the world-renown, eponymous, musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The “Paper Rings” singer has been candid about how much she’s loved being a part of the film because of its distinct weirdness.

Christmas Tree Farm

It was only a matter of time before Swift’s love of felines bleed into the announcements that she makes to her fans. On December 5, 2019, Swift took to her Instagram page to announce that she was putting out a new song and video at midnight. The song, which is likely called “Christmas Tree Farm” if her hashtag is to be believed, is a Christmas tune that Swift recently penned. Furthermore, the video is a compilation of Swift’s personal home videos.

Swift jokingly consults her cats for advice

In the video that Swift used to make the announcement, she ponders about the song before consulting her cats for advice. “‘Kay, I know this is pretty wild, but I’ve just written a Christmas song. Umm, I feel like it’s weird to just like wait a year to put it out. So uhh… I don’t know what to do. I don’t have anyone to ask right now except for…” Swift says to the camera before trailing off and going in search of her cats to jokingly ask for their opinion. “Meredith, should I put out a Christmas song like now?” Swift inquires to an unamused cat. “‘Kay that’s hard to tell,” she adds before going to ask another one of her pets for their opinion.

“Benjamin, should I put out a Christmas song?” the Lover artist asks of her newest pet, who promptly turns his head. “I don’t know, I don’t know what it means,” the 29-year old says. Finally, she approaches her third cat. “Do you think I should put out a Christmas song? Olivia, please can you talk to me just focus for one second? No, over here,” the singer states to her cat who is studiously ignoring her existence. “Benj can you try to get her to talk to me?” Swift pleads. The aforementioned Benjamin then begins playfully attacking Olivia. “Thank you. Oh no,” Swift adds before the video concludes.

Swift announces a new Christmas song and video on Instagram

“When in doubt, ask the itty bitty pretty kitty committee. When they shun you with silence, ambivalence, and judgmental brush offs… just put the song out anyway. NEW XMAS SONG AND VIDEO (made from home videos 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦) OUT TONIGHT #ChristmasTreeFarm,” Swift captioned the video. Using her cats to announce new music is certainly an odd choice, but completely fitting for Swift. We’re sure that her loyal fans are counting down the hours until midnight.