Kacey Musgraves expanded on why she decided to write a sad Christmas song for her holiday album. "I was really excited to do to kinda tap into that unspoken, sometimes just melancholy like heaviness that we kinda go through when we think about people that were here with us and maybe aren't now, you know?," she explained. "We see our parents getting older and the passage of time and nostalgia is a very, it can be kind of a sad subject for me."
"I'm away from my family a lot, and you know Christmas is a time to reunite and see people that you haven't seen all year long and you realize that there's a lot of distance in the ins and outs of everyday you don't see each other," Musgraves added. "So, for me, tapping into the sad side of Christmas was also, it was actually weirdly, ironically fun."