Jimmy Fallon is bringing on the Christmas season with Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion on their new track “It Was a Masked Christmas,” accompanied by a music video directed by Dan Opsal.
“It Was a Masked Christmas” and the new video unsurprisingly lean into the experiences of the pandemic holiday seasons of the past two years. Fallon sings about covering noses and mouths and only getting Wi-Fi for Zoom calls from the laundry room, while Meg raps about putting Purell on everything from the Turkey to the egg nog and candy canes. Grande meanwhile, goes for a more typical theme of longing for someone during the winter months, singing of needing “someone to hold at night, because it’s gonna snow.”
Notably, vaccine booster shots were a prominent theme in much of the song. During the video, Grande and Fallon are shown standing in line waiting for their shots, while during the track’s chorus Fallon sings, “It’s Christmas time, we’ll be in line for a booster.”