Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
Scotty McCreery is making the yuletide season brighter with “Feel Like the Holidays,” marking his first festive release in over a decade. The song, penned by renowned songwriters Frank Rogers, Bobby Hamrick, Jeremy Bussy, Monty Criswell, and Derek George, exudes the imagery and warmth of the holiday season.
In the song’s opening verse, McCreery paints a vivid picture of the holiday season: “They’re hanging up tinsel in the windows of Michigan Avenue / And ice is freezing on the rink of Rockefeller Center too / Lights going up on the palm trees down in A1A / It’s starting to feel like the holidays.”
The chorus radiates McCreery’s festive excitement as he sings, “And I love this time of year / I love when it gets here / My dear we’re getting closer / Just around the corner it’s just around the corner / I think I’ll hang up the mistletoe if that’s okay / It’s starting to feel like the holidays.”
“Feel Like the Holidays” distinguishes itself from typical holiday releases by seamlessly blending traditional Christmas instruments like horns, strings, bells, and keys with pedal steel and McCreery’s distinctive baritone. The song captures the timeless and classic essence of Christmas music, echoing the style of crooners such as Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Perry Como, and Pat Boone.
Regarding the song, McCreery expressed his love for the holiday season and how he sings Christmas songs every day. He was drawn to “Feel Like the Holidays” because it exudes the timeless, classic Christmas music vibe that he enjoys. He sees it as a song that could be sung by legends like Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, or Michael Buble. He is eager to perform it during the holiday season.
Prior to “Feel Like the Holidays,” McCreery’s most recent holiday release was “Christmas With Scotty McCreery” in 2012. Currently, he is climbing the Mediabase Country chart with his neo-traditional single “Cab in a Solo.”