Kenny Rogers recorded this with Alison Krauss for his 2015 Once Again It's Christmas
album. He told Billboard
magazine about the song: "It falls within that category of 'Mary, Did You Know?
,' in that it's a totally different look at Christmas. It says in so many words that black children don't have to see Christ as white; you can look at him as black. It really struck me as being a deep thought process into the universality of Christmas."