The song appears on Carrie’s first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, available everywhere now. In the ethereal music video, Carrie and John appear as angels in an old abandoned house, like the ghosts of Christmas present, here to impart a message of love and light.
The original song was written by John and Toby Gad (“All of Me”). The video was directed by director and photographer director, Randee St. Nicholas, who has shot multiple videos with Carrie throughout her career, including “Cry Pretty,” “Drinking Alone,” “Blown Away” and “Smoke Break,” all of which have been honored as CMT’s Video of the Year.
John will also be a special guest on Carrie’s new music special My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood, which will be available to stream on HBO Max starting Thursday, December 3.
Released September 25, My Gift debuted #1 on the Billboard Country, Christian and Holiday charts, marking the Carrie’s eighth straight album to debut #1 on the Billboard Country chart. The album remains at #1 on the Christian chart seven weeks after it was released and also debuted #1 on the UK country chart (her fifth #1 on the chart) and #1 on the Canadian country chart.
My Gift features a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as several new originals, two of which are written by Carrie, frequent collaborator Brett James (“Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Something In The Water”), and her Cry Pretty co-producer, David Garcia. Greg Wells produced and arranged the album.
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