When it comes to Christmas jams this year, it seems we’re spoiled for choice. On the country end, we’ve got Cody Johnson, Carrie Underwood, and even Mike Rowe partnering up with John Rich. Then on the pop-end, we’ve got the self-proclaimed “Queen of Christmas,” Mariah Carey with her new Christmas Special dropping on Apple TV the first week of December. That’s where Jake Hoot comes in. The winner of Season 17 of “The Voice” just teamed up with a supergroup to release a new Christmas song ahead of the holidays.
But who is this supergroup? Here’s your hint: The group is made up of three people and they’re all Canadian. Their names are Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters, and Clifton Murray. If you buzzed in with “The Tenors,” then you’re not only correct, but I am also seriously impressed by your music trivia knowledge. The Christmas single is out now and the previous “Voice” winner describes it as an emotional ballad.
Previous Winner of ‘The Voice’ Calls the Upcoming Christmas Single ‘Special’
When Christmas Has Come And Gone from Jake Hoot and The Tenors is quite the doozy. It’s less tinsel and jingle bells and more sitting by the fire watching the snowfall. Do you know what I mean?
You can listen to the full song here:
The nearly 5-minute song aims to talk about the actual heart of the holidays, minus all the bows and presents. Just look at the lyrics.
It’s the joy of children’s faces, knowing they believe / It’s a gathering around the table with our family / Sharing all the memories of our loved ones who have gone / These are the gifts that still live on when Christmas has come and gone
“I am so proud of this one. I have always wanted to write a Christmas song, and seeing it finally come to pass is something so special to me,” says Hoot.
So What’s This Time of Year Really All About For Him?
Well, the previous “Voice” winner says Christmas is really the best time of year for a plethora of reasons. He breaks it down for People with this lengthy quote:
“I love the magic that fills the crisp winter air. The smell of hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls, celebrating the birth of Jesus, having the family all home and the memories we get to make together,” he adds. “… I love the tradition of it all, and I feel that this song encompasses so many of the important things of what makes Christmas, Christmas.”
It’s pretty hard to argue with that, but I’ll add fuzzy socks and pajamas to the list, too. And on the topic of hot chocolate, no one is ever too old for those mini marshmallows.