Rob Thomas has enlisted the help of Gospel music veteran BeBe Winans for a brand new Christmas song "That Spirit of Christmas." The song is taken from Thomas' first seasonal record, Something About Christmas Time. The Matchbox 20 frontman's Christmas album features originals and covers of songs by Ray Charles and Bryan Adams.
"I made everything Christmas. I got Christmas lights all over all my equipment, all [over] my gear," Thomas tells PEOPLE exclusively. "And then it's funny because during July, Hallmark was doing their Christmas in July, so I could just have Christmas movies kind of running in the background all the time."
Noting that he did the same thing in June and August, the months when the Hallmark Channel's annual tradition wasn't airing, the "Smooth" singer continues, "I would just have my own Christmas movies [playing]. I would just have them running with the TV on mute in my studio, just constantly feeling like it was Christmas."
"I was so living Christmas," he adds. "I feel like I've been celebrating Christmas since June."
01 - Save Some Christmas
02 - Doesn't Feel Like Christmas (Samy's Song)
03 - Christmas Time
04 - That Spirit of Christmas
05 - Small Town Christmas
06 - New Year's Day
07 - Santa Don't Come Here Anymore
08 - I Believe In Santa Claus
09 - A New York Christmas '21
10 - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas