The endlessly quotable ballad, available to stream via Soundcloud, finds Cyrus detailing her lonely holiday: the bong rips, the beers she left sitting out for Santa, her reasons for showing up on Saint Nick's "naughty list" ("He said 'cause when I get drunk, I'm always showing my tits").
The track features Cyrus in fine vocal form, exploring a warm tone over stark electric guitar chords and faint synth pads. Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne previewed the song on Monday via Instagram, sharing a snippet of Cyrus crooning over an acoustic guitar strum. His hashtag, #sadchristmassongs, plural, suggested the possibility of multiple tunes, but no EP or full album has been announced thus far.
Cyrus collaborated with the Lips earlier this year on the Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz LP.