“I wrote it with Toby Gad. I was talking to him how, ever since I started touring, I’d come home a week before Christmas, and I had to decorate the house and do all the shopping before everybody came over. I thought of all the days I was spending at the mall getting the presents, when really, you should be making the presents. Or you should be spending more time together, cooking together, all those things. It would make me sad when people had to go home because I realized that we didn’t spend enough time together.
“It’s kind of our resolution that this year we’ll only get one gift for each other, or we’ll make something for each other, or we’ll give nothing at all – we’ll just spend all that time together. That’s way more important. I told Toby I wanted to write about that.”
“My vocal is from the demo. The day I wrote it with Toby, he asked me to sing it over and over again. When my dad took it over to produce, I was doing the vocals, but I must have had ‘demo-itis.’ I just couldn’t beat what I did on the demo – so we kept it.”