This deceptively festive holiday number features a lusty chorus sung in German.
This track lasts a concise 2:24 minutes - most of the other songs on Realism are about the same length. Songwriter Stephin Merritt explained in publicity materials: "I like songs short; I don't go for big statements in general. I find it difficult to listen, say, to Beethoven. I prefer small cozy, charming, subtle things, not masterpieces and epics."