The Essential Advent Calendar: December 21

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 21 – Alex Exists Assures Us That It’s ‘Never Christmas Without You’ In New Holiday Single

Door number 21 opens to introduce us to Alex Exists, the new solo project of Alex Pulec, frontman of The Nursery, with his single, ‘Never Christmas Without You’.

You can stream and download ‘Never Christmas Without You’ here.

Incorporating a high-energy blend of glittery melodies, moody synths, and the sizzle of glam, rock, and punk music, Alex Exist’s sound is one that will appeal to a wide range of musical tastes, especially if you’re a fan of early David Bowie, Marc Bolan, or John Lennon’s solo work.

‘Never Christmas Without You’ is aimed at those who might feel crestfallen during the holiday season. Whether it be because of seasonal depression, or a general unhappiness during a time of year when we are assailed from all angles and compelled to be happy, ‘Never Christmas Without You’ has got you covered. It’s a complicated time of year, and the new single, while sentimental, it bites back at the enforced good cheer with a bit of sass focused on those hurtful moments in our lives.

‘Never Christmas Without You’ comes with a surreal video directed by Agata Waclawska. Combining a single spotlight, fog, and snow, topped with a fuzzy glow lens effect, she has managed to create a nostalgic yet otherworldly look for the clip. Additionally Agata did the styling and production design for the video and artwork, and described it as,

“If David Lynch and David Bowie had a lovechild and was stuck inside a snow globe crooning their way into reality.”

‘Never Christmas Without You’ is in no way a schmaltzy festive song, but rather a message that says, even though you feel like the holiday season is ruined, it won’t feel like that forever. We must move on and find strength to rebuild and do it again. No matter how tragic life gets for you, there is always an extra seat at our table.

Watch the music video for ‘Never Christmas Without You’ below. You can find out more about Alex Exists and his music online on his official website, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Alex Exists - Never Christmas Without You - (Official Music Video)

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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