“I wanted to do something a little more depressing because I feel like there aren’t enough depressing Christmas songs,” she told On Air with Ryan Seacrest over the phone. “I feel like it’s a very real thing. I’ve been through it, I’ve seen a lot of my friends go through it, like breakups during Christmas time.”
The 21-year-old will debut a live performance of the holiday carol at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball on December 5. As a costume enthusiast, the pop-soul singer is planning to command the Staples Center with an ensemble that was inspired by the track’s official music video.
“I’m so excited! I’ve been working on costumes with my stylist [Sammy],” she said. “I’m thinking, I don’t want to do like the expected Christmas Naughty Mrs. Claus side. I want to do something that’s somewhat a different take on it, so we’re experimenting with colors. We just shot the ‘Santa Tell Me’ video, which will be out soon as well. So, we touched on that a little bit as well.”
After a marathon of performances and promoting her sophomore My Everything album this year, Ariana will be holding a beat this Christmas by unwinding with her family and friends.
“For Christmas, I have a big Italian family and we all get together and usually we have a party in Florida,” she said. “All my family and friends come, and there’s lots of food and fun, and we usually open Christmas presents on Christmas Eve at midnight. We don’t wait until the morning.”
Ariana also answered some fan questions, like does she prefer coffee or tea and will she be collaborating with Fifth Harmony on an upcoming project. Listen to the audio above to hear her answers!
November 23rd, Ariana Grande performed at the American Music Awards. She sang “Problem”, “Break Free”, and “Love Me Harder” with The Weeknd, as well as “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj.
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Ariana has been added to the line up to perform at both the 2014 American Music Awards and Victoria Secret’s Fashion! The AMAs will be will broadcast live on Novermber 23 on ABC, and the Victoria’s Secret fashion show will be December 9!
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Berlin, Germany | May 19 | Max Schmeling Hale
Stockholm, Sweden | May 21 | Globen
Oslo, Norway | May 22 | Spektrum
Milan, Italy | May 25 | Forum
Amsterdam, Netherlands | May 29 | Ziggo Dome
London, England | June 1 | The O2
Manchester, England | June 4 | Phones 4u Arena
Glasgow, Scotland | June 8 | The SSE Hydro Arena
Birmingham, England | June 9 | Barclaycard Arena
Antwerp, Belgium | June 12 | Lotto Arena
Cologne, Germany | June 13 | Lanxness Arena
Barcelona, Spain | June 16 | Palau Sant Jordi