The holiday season can be a real challenge for anyone struggling with drugs or alcohol. For LGBTQ people in particular–nearly twice as likely to face addiction–the isolation we often face is especially challenging during the holidays.

Drag philosopher Anita Mann (the alter ego of Queerty contributor Mark S. King) knows that asking for what we need is an important first step toward getting well. In her hilarious, recovery-based rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Anita wonders why we find it harder as adults to “ask for what we want.”

Her words have special meaning for anyone trying to remain clean and sober during the the temptations of holiday parties or if you are feeling isolated.

Anita also throws shade at Santa’s choice of sportswear, and explains why visions of sugarplums give her troublesome flashbacks.

Grab a non-alcoholic mug of eggnog and enjoy the performance. It demonstrates the joy many of our LGBT brothers and sisters have found after facing some difficult times.

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