“That was one of the first songs I wanted to do. After seeing Elf and watching Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell sing it, I sang it every year, and I knew it was something I wanted to record.
“I wrote with Gavin DeGraw at the beginning of the year. I’d known him before, but getting to hang with him and write with him and hear his voice in person was different. I said, ‘Dude, you would be the perfect person to do this duet with me. It’s quirky, you’re funny, the banter could be really hilarious, and your voice has a classic, soulful feel.'
“We went on tour together, and that confirmed it for me. This song was one of the last things I recorded for the record. We did the vocal in August in Santa Barbara, the second to last week before the tour ended. I love how it turned out. It makes me laugh every time I hear it.”