Phillips wrote this tune with his older sister's husband, Benjamin Neil, with whom he has been making music since the age of 14. The American Idol winner originally wanted it to be his coronation song, but "Home" was eventually chosen.
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit
"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.