'Tis the season to celebrate the best lesbian movie of all time, Carol, directed by Todd Haynes and starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as unexpected lovers in 1950s New York City. The folks at Netflix Film have made themselves known on their social media as major fans of the film and now they are spreading the Carolmas spirit by gifting us a video series of Carols Caroling.
\u201cYes, I hired an a cappella group. Yes, I rewrote traditional holiday songs to be about Carol. And yes, I was flung out of space.\u201d
The five videos offer timeless songs with tweaked lyrics that reference Phyllis Nagy's Academy Award-nominated script. In the new tune entitled "12 Days of Carolmas," a chorus of Carol Airds stand alongside a team of Therese Belivets and sing, "On thetwelth day of Carolmas my true love gave to me 12 hours in Waterloo," and conclude with "an olive atop a martini."
On the melody of "Away in a Manger," the queer chorus also sings "Away in a Toy Shop" recalling the department store where Carol and Therese met in the film. And they celebrate the New Years night the women made love with a rendition of "Auld Lang Syne" calling for "old aquantince be forgot and Harge pushed out of mind" along with "Richard's love declined" in the next verse.
Enjoy the Christmas Carols of Carols Caroling below.