Thursday, 20 December 2018 23:13

Lesbian version of holiday classic marks 3rd anniversary and hits 3 million views

Written by  Jody Taylor

 

Indie artist and activist, Danielle LoPresti was joined by her wife, recording artist and producer Alicia Champion, and their 4 year old son Xander Lucian in a holiday video that represented not only a family with same-sex parents, but who were also multi-racial. The duo wanted something their son could relate to after finding nothing online, so they created a video for LoPresti's version of the 1952 Tommie Connor classic, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and it was an instant hit.

Now three years later, the video has reached the three million milestone on YouTube and is the format’s third most popular version of I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus of all time. The video is also still the only LGBT family Christmas music video on YouTube, something the couple hopes to see change.

"We both feel it's important that more LGBT parents share their family's love and unity. It is our hope that one day gay families are just referred to as families and gay weddings are just referred to as weddings" Stated LoPresti.

During its original release LoPresti and Champion, who is best known for her hit "Bi," received kudos for the video worldwide and many fans praised the couple for not washing over the fact that lesbian and gay couples can be parents and also be intimate. Something that is often minimized in other music videos.

The video which was directed by Asher Brown and chronicles a day in the life of a family during Christmas Eve who just happen to both be women. While the video is holiday themed, it pulls double duty highlighting that family love comes in all forms.

For more info on LoPresti visit her official website at sayitrecords.com

Or the couple's official studio website, Durga Sound at durgasound.com.

Photo courtesy of Danielle LoPresti