Matt Terry is a singer from Bromley, Kent. He beat Saara Aalto in the final of the thirteenth series of the UK TV singing competition The X Factor and was then joined onstage by his former competitors as he performed this song.
The song was written by Ed Sheeran and Bristol singer-songwriter Amy Wadge especially for the 2016 winner of The X Factor. Other collaborations between Sheeran and Wadge include the singer-songwriter's hit single, "Thinking Out Loud."
Lyrically, this is a Christmas song, in which Terry sings of his wish that his ex could love him again so they could be together over the festive period. Wadge recalled to the BBC:
"We said 'let's write a Christmas song' and that's what we did. We wrote this song and Ed said we should send it to Simon Cowell and then I got a call to say it's the X Factor's winners single."
Though this is the first time Sheeran has penned a winner's song, he has co-written songs for other X Factor alumni. They are: "Moments," "Little Things," "Over Again" and "18" for One Direction plus "Love Shine Down" for Olly Murs' debut album.
All the record company profits from the song are shared equally between two children's hospice charities, Together For Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase.