Josh "Deakin" Dibb told AUX Magazine that this slice of dub rock "really stands out to me" on Centipede Hz, as its so different to the other tracks. He explained: "It's probably the most electronic-based song on the record. It's primarily this electronic drum beat and sampler, [which is] the stuff I'm doing, with Dave ("Avey Tare" Portner) playing keyboard in the background. I think there's a sonic quality that stands up from other stuff on the record and there's a lot more space to it."
Deakin told AUX Magazine about Noah "Panda Bear" Lennox's inward-looking, reflective lyrics for this song. "Noah periodically writes these songs about the challenges he feels between [doing music and] wanting to be home and having a family," he explained. "This one sort of reflects the thing that was going on while we were writing this stuff. We worked out this way of the three or four of us all being in the same place for three months straight. Everyone in general was having a really good time. Getting together everyday and getting to work on stuff and see each other regularly was awesome. I think Noah would say that too, but I think there was this other side that was him feeling really stressed about having to travel with his family. They were all living with his mom in Baltimore. Maybe it's just an observation that the song was about, but it's kind of interesting. It was a song that we had worked on for a while before we noticed what it was about."
The song features Riverside Middle School Choir. The children's choir feature as well on another Centipede Hz track, "Father Time."
"White "Christmas" was so popular that Bing had to re-record the song five years after the original 1942 recording because the original masters had been worn out from all the pressings. This is the version that became a holiday tradition.