Text Me Merry Christmas
Written to convey "how informal communication has become", the group picked Bell immediately upon deciding the song should be a duet. Bell found it "a blast" to perform in the a cappella style. Bell's male counterpart is Michael Luginbill. The song touches on a common theme for Christmas music, that of being apart.
Upon release, Billboard called the tune both "catchy" and "goofy". Within three days of its release, the official YouTube video had garnered 1.7 million views.
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