This holiday season, remember to find a gift for your friends, your family, your postman, and Sufjan Stevens. The Detroit-native indie-rock troubadour has announced a gift exchange with one talented fan this Christmas.
With the December 1 deadline fast approaching, musically inclined fans are likely scrambling to email Stevens their best, original Christmas songs. The winner, in the spirit of gift-giving, will receive the full legal rights to an original Sufjan Stevens Christmas song. Here’s a quote from the site:
“You can hoard it for yourself, sell it to a major soft drink corporation, use it in your daughter’s first Christmas video, or share it for free on your website. No one except Sufjan and you will hear his song, unless you decide otherwise.”
If the song Stevens gives away is anything like his other Christmas songs, including “It’s Christmas! Let’s Be Glad!” “Put the Lights on the Tree” or “Come On! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance!” the winner of this contest will have a very merry Christmas. —Cara Binder