The Jonas Brothers released an original holiday tune, titled “I Need You Christmas,” ahead of the 2020 season as a way to spread a bit of cheer to their fans and followers. The tender ballad — which is reminiscent of an old-fashioned Christmas carol and features soft piano, strings, and vocals — will likely put their admirers in the Christmas spirit.
“With having such a crazy year, we all really need something to look forward to,” the brothers stated in a press release about the new holiday tune.
“The holidays are a time that brings us together and is something that brings us joy in the darkest of times. For us, this song stirs up memories of childhood snowball fights and finding the nearest hill to sled. It brings us back to spending time with the family and setting up the Christmas tree. Hopefully, it can bring you guys the same feelings of warmth and happiness that creating it has brought us. We love you guys very much!” they concluded.
The band also announced the song’s release in an Instagram post. The update included an image of the siblings when they were children, which seemed to delight their 7.8 million Instagram followers.
The photo was animated, making it look like was part of an old home movie. In the background, a snippet of the song played. Joe, pictured on the left, smiled brightly for the camera. Nick was in the center and appeared to be trying to wiggle out of his brother Kevin’s arms as the photograph was taken. Kevin had a serious look.
The siblings posed on a dark brown rug in front of a Christmas tree. The trio wore similar plaid pajamas. The tree behind them was decorated with lots of family ornaments and strands of pearls, and a pile of gifts sat underneath. Drapes covering a nearby window were also visible in the background.
This is the second holiday-themed release the trio has made in the span of a year. In 2019, the band dropped the upbeat original “Like It’s Christmas.”
Fans of the brothers loved the tune and the retro pic.
“THANK YOU FOR SAVING 2020,” exclaimed one follower.
“Them: ‘I need you Christmas.’ Us: ‘WE NEED YOU JONAAAS!'” a second fan joked.
A third user claimed the song and video were so beautiful it made them cry.
A fourth fan wrote that the video and photo were beautiful and claimed they were ready for both hot cocoa and snow.