Macklemore’s Home Alone

Christmas is just around the corner and that means all those Christmas tunes are out in full force! Macklemore has jumped right into the holiday mood as he recently released his new Christmas song called ‘It’s Christmas Time,’ and followed it up with a snowy and festive video for the track.

Macklemore takes it back to ’99 with this new holiday jingle cinematically influenced by the Christmassy feel-good flick, Home Alone. Along with U.K. soul singer Dan Caplen, the Seattle-based rapper sets the accompanying visual right at home, just in time for the holidays, as he runs through a list of his childhood’s most cherished Christmas activities and also cheerily raps referencing the 1983 holiday film ‘A Christmas Story.’

“At some point, every holiday season, while watching Home Alone and drinking hot chocolate, the same idea hits me. ‘You are the second grown rap version of Kevin McCallister. Now act like it and make a Christmas song.’ So I did,” Macklemore said in a press release. “It has the holiday spirit in every frame. The true purpose and meaning of Christmas. To give, to celebrate and to take back that sweater and end up with store credit at Macy’s. We must not forget the magic and that in the end it’s all about giving.”

Caplen’s Crosby-inspired, swoon-worthy vocals sugarcoat the chorus while the visual shows children in the festive vibe enjoying the splendors of Christmas and there is also a special appearance by Macklemore’s oldest daughter, Sloane Haggerty. Macklemore also tweeted about the song when it was released a few days ago, “Every year around Christmas time I think to myself ‘Just do it Ben. Make the song. You can be the new Mariah Carey’. Well, this year I finally am.” He’s definitely got that right!