Seven-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac recently premiered his first Christmas single and video in five years. Titled "Bring on the Holidays," TobyMac's new song pays tribute to his dedication to make sure that he is with his family, despite his usual busy schedule during the most wonderful time of the year.
"The holidays are definitely my favorite time of year," TobyMac shared with Yahoo Music, adding, "I wanted to write a song about my struggles as a traveler trying to make it home to celebrate Christmas with my family. I'm sure a lot of people can relate. Sometimes it takes tenacious desire!"
TobyMac's "Bring on the Holidays" debuted via an animated music video, which features a cartoon version of himself and his family. In the video, cartoon TobyMac is seen making his way home in time for Christmas amid various hurdles such as flights getting canceled and the taxi breaking down. After a string of adventures, such as hitchhiking with animals and snoring football players, skiing, and riding a thotair balloon parts of the way, cartoon TobyMac finally reunites with his family on Christmas eve.
The video also showcases the artist's interracial family, which includes his wife, Amanda, three biological children and adopted twins.
TobyMac told Yahoo Music, "An animated video gave us the perfect canvas for humor, heart and colorful imagery to my song ... so, 'Bring on the Holidays,' baby!!!"
"Bring on the Holidays" is TobyMac's first Christmas song since the release of his album "Christmas in Diverse City" in 2011. The said album contains the hit song "Christmas This Year."
"Bring on the Holidays" may now be downloaded on iTunes.
In February 2017, TobyMac will also kick off his 2017 HITS DEEP Tour, which will have stops in over 30 arenas across the United States. The tour is organized by K-LOVE/AIR1, Food for the Hungry, and Awakening Events.
Last year's HITS DEEP Tour was highly successful and was hailed by Pollstar as the biggest Christian music tour. Proceeds from the tour went to providing food, better education, and medical assistance to over 15,000 children.