This self-penned holiday single finds Ariana Grande singing of feeling let down by Santa as he didn't grant her Christmas wish. She said during a live stream Q&A with Arianators the song is, "sort of about being fed up with Santa because he doesn't necessarily pull through all the time."
This was Ariana's second holiday release following her 2013 Christmas Kisses EP. That record contained two original songs: "Love Is Everything" and "Snow In California" as well as a couple of covers.
Ariana performed the song for the first time on November 18, 2014 at the A Very Grammy Christmas concert in the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.