Charles Esten Sings About Christmas from Joseph’s View“I had in mind to write a new Christmas song, and was trying to do so from a perspective I hadn’t heard very often,” Esten says. “It occurred to me that, although I’m sure some exist, I couldn’t think of any songs from Joseph’s point-of-view, and that it would have been a fairly complicated and interesting one, at that. Out on that road, he would have been feeling powerful emotions while ruminating on some unbelievably weighty new information. I wanted to touch on that in a way that also had a simplicity to it.
“I called my friend Mark, and shared that idea, and the very next morning we got together and wrote it. I’m proud of what we came up with and hope it resonates with people who have heard the story so many times, but just might be moved to hear it in a new way.”