Christmas This Year (TobyMac feat Leigh Nash)
TobyMac – real name Toby McKeehan – started with Christian band DC Talk before branching out on his own in 2000. While he has never had much success off the US Christian charts, on that chart he’s gone to #1 five times, including with this joyful song that comes from his full-length album Christmas in Diverse City. Diverse City refers McKeehan’s bandmates and true to “diversity” he is listed as the artist for only six of the thirteen tracks on the album – bandmates and friends are lead artists on the others. And, of course, he even shares vocals on this song with Sixpence None the Richer vocalist Leigh Nash.
Fun fact: The writers are McKeehan, Cary Barlowe and Jesse Frasure. Frasure’s songs have been recorded by a variety of artists including the Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flats and Meghan Trainor.
The theme for Bestest Song Club December 2015 is: Bestest Modern Christmas Songs.
Criteria: Song must have been recorded no earlier than 1980.