Rapper Macklemore takes us all back to ’90’s with his new holiday song “It’s Christmas Time.” With the help of U.K. singer Dan Caplen, the Seattle-based artist 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. The main influence behind the video is the 1990 flick Home Alone.
“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. “[The music video] 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.”