Watch: Kacey Musgraves performs ‘Christmas Makes Me Cry,’ talks helping a photography business on ‘Ellen’

Musgraves comes 'from a household of small business owners'

Following the release of her Christmas special, Kacey Musgraves has taken to The Ellen Degeneres Show for a performance of “Christmas Makes Me Cry” and a brief interview.

Musgraves’ performance of “the most cheerful holiday song you’ll ever hear” was powerfully melancholic, as she sat with a guitar in hand in front of a decked out set.

In the interview, Musgraves talks about how she helped out a small business owner in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, setting up an Instagram account for the owner, who was struggling. “I come from a household of small business owners,” Musgraves explains. “My parents are, and I know firsthand what it’s like when people choose to put their money there versus a place that might be more convenient or bigger.”

Watch Kacey Musgraves perform “Christmas Makes Me Cry” and chat with Ellen below.