October 2, 2012
You Will Never Guess What Two Icons Have Recorded a Holiday Album Together..Will it be the One That YOU Want?
Yes, you see correctly -- Sandy and Danny are hopelessly devoted to This Christmas. I actually think it might be kind of cute since they have always had great chemistry. I hear the overall massage, oops, MESSAGE is light-hearted fair ...although Barbra Streisand is trio-ing with them on one song so it can't be horrible (although she's a Jew so not for nothin' does she know a good Christmas song when she hears one, oy?). Also joining the Grease alumns are James Taylor and dreaded Kenny G (available November 13). Colbie Caillat, who I happen to think is grossly under-rated and a real talent, puts the Southern Cali slant on what our Christmas' are really like in our shorts and tube tops (out October 23).
Lady Antebellum (Oct 22), Rod Stewart (via Home Shopping Network starting October 26-30), and Cee-lo Green (Oct 30) are all coming out with holiday albums (Cee-lo's The Voice co-judge Xtina Aguilera guests voices on one track as do the Muppets!!). Then finally we have the 25th Anniversary of the "A Very Special Christmas" album series that has raised more than $100 million for the Special Olympics since Madonna first sang "Santa Baby" on volume #1! It's a good cast of great holiday song makers including Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Christina (again), Train, Jason Mraz, Rascall Flatts, The Band Perry and Dave Matthews so this should be a joyful celebration indeed (out October 16).