This Jim Brickman song features the Contemporary Christian singer Kristy Starling on vocals. She sings about sending a care package to a loved on who is away on Christmas. In a Songfacts interview with Brickman
, he said: "When I wrote that, we were actually thinking more about kids not coming home from college, because the concept of that song was what you might send somebody. If you could send Christmas in a box, what would it be?
It's what I call a 'list' song. You start with all the things you might put in this box that represent the relationship that you have with someone else. In that case, a candy cane, some gingerbread, a stocking I made that has your name on it. You start making a list of all the things you might put in a box to send somebody. Then it was sort of appropriated by the USO and Operation Care Package because of the message."