Active Set have released video for their ‘Making Out (Is the Best Part of Christmas)’

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Every year another few Christmas albums are released, which are described in the liner notes as “a special tribute to my favorite time of year” by the artist. But in actuality the album is there for little more than to cash in on the music-buying public, and to give shopping malls a seasonal soundtrack with even more covers of 'White Christmas' or 'The Christmas Song.'

So, agreeing that more artists should be creative and write their own material, the Active Set attempted to write the perfect holiday pop song. Their philosophy was to keep it simple, and talk about one of the great aspects of the season that is often overlooked in standard holiday fare.

The video was directed by Lior Molcho, long-term collaborator with the band (and who is Jewish ironically enough!)

In the giving spirit of the holidays, proceeds from the sale of the single on Bandcamp go to the Harmony Project,a charity that targets at-risk youth in underserved areas of Los Angeles, bringing quality music instruction and ensemble playing to children who otherwise would not have access to it, which is incredible. See what they do at

In other news, the band is currently writing a follow up to last year’s album 11 and is playing The Roxy in Hollywood on January 3rd.

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