So having it called Christmas Jukebox allows for me to let it skip around. And that, I think, was probably the biggest challenge. It wasn't so much that the songs sounded different, but allowing it to make sense conceptually, which I think it does when you look at it as a jukebox of five different tracks.
We settled into this false reality that we didn’t deserve it and we weren’t valid— that everyone else, all the straight kids deserved it more and they deserved love. That we didn’t deserve to live out loud and have our families know what was going on because what we were doing was "shameful." It's bullshit!
...We just wanted to make a fun and beautiful music video. But after we posted our gay Beauty and the Beast music video, we realized we touched on something special. People responded with such positivity and with such gratitude - we were genuinely surprised! We decided to make another video with LGBT themes, then another and another.
I found that the key is to really love what you are singing and to be honest with what you are saying. There’s a lot of joy in that. And if you aren’t getting what you want from the audience, I encourage you to make your music director and band laugh!