Jinkx & DeLa on their new holiday tour, and who deserves a lump of coal
After six years of 'The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show'—five of which we're on-the-road tours, while one was a digital variety special—we feel confident in saying: This is one of our greatest and gayest Christmas traditions. Ever!
Since 2018, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' All Stars and Seattle sisters Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme have been traveling the country, spreading good tidings and cheer with a heaping side dish of campy comedy that lovingly skewers our traditional holiday... well, traditions!
Because one thing Jinkx and DeLa know from first-hand experience is that, while the season is a time for coming together and celebrating, being "home with the family" isn't always a gay old time for LGBTQ+ folks. And so began their annual Holiday Show, with a mission of creating new festive (and funny, and freaky) memories with queer folks everywhere.
And, since it's never too early (or late) to get into the holiday spirit, this year's tour kicks off November 7, taking these Ho Ho Hos all across America, Canada, and the U.K., right up until New Year's Eve Eve.
But before they embark, Queerty sat down for chat with Jinkx and DeLa to discuss what keeps them coming back each year, and how the 2023 tour will be wider and weirder than ever. Then, we decided to see who's on the "Naughty' and "Nice" lists this year with a rapid-fire round of questions that has them naming which fellow drag stars deserve a lump of coal, who's the best gift-giver, and more!