Thanks for reading, and thanks for taking the time to learn more about the song.
Here is the original video. Give This Christmas Away was written for the children's video VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas - A Story of Joyful Giving, which, for those of you new to VeggieTales, will explain the tomato with a stocking cap and the cucumber wearing a wool jacket.
This next video features interviews with both Matthew West and Amy Grant. They tell the story behind the song including how Matthew West was initially approached about writing it, how Amy Grant came to involved with the performance, and what the song means to them. Near the end of the video, Matthew West says, "If somebody is out there asking that question, how can I make December look different this year, you don't have to look very far to find somebody who's in need."
To go with the song, Matthew West also wrote a book entitled Give This Christmas Away: 101 Simple and Thoughtful Ways to Give This Christmas Away.
As I searched online for more information on Give This Christmas Away, I discovered that I really was a year behind. Matthew West has written a new Christmas song called One Last Christmas. At first glance it may seem very different from the first, but both songs show how simple, thoughtful actions can make a gigantic impact on the lives of those around us.
For more information about Matthew West and his music, including the incredible true story of his latest Christmas song, you can click here to visit his website.