Brand: Provident Distribution Group
Vocal sensations Pentatonix are set to releases a brand new holiday album - That's Christmas To Me - on October 21st. Named for an original holiday song penned by the group, the album includes a combination of classic holiday tracks, modern favorites and a one-of-a-kind holiday mash-up.Track List:Hark! The Herald Angels SingWhite Winter HymnalSleigh RideWinter Wonderland/Don't Worry Be Happy (featuring Tori KellyThat's Christmas To MeMary, Did You KnowDance Of The Sugar Plum FairyIt's The Most Wonderful Time Of The YearSanta Claus Is Coming To TownSilent Night
Promising to be this holiday season's family film blockbuster, the revolutionary computer-animated The Polar Express-based on a best-selling children's book, starring the voice of Tom Hanks and directed by Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis-is a classic Christmas film with a modern look. The soundtrack album also mixes the classic with the contemporary, with immortal versions of the greatest Christmas songs ever penned, such as "White Christmas" from Bing Crosby and new recordings from Josh Groban "Believe", Aerosmith's Steven Tyler "Rockin' On Top Of The World" and others. This Christmas everyone will be getting on board The Polar Express. In adapting Chris Van Allsburg's beloved, 1986 Caldecott Medal winning children's Christmas fable, director Robert Zemeckis fused the technologies of live-action motion capture and CGI to an unprecedented degree, producing a visual sensibility that perfectly embodies the netherworld between fantasy and reality that made the book so inviting. Musically, Zemeckis has shrewdly teamed longtime collaborator Alan Silvestri with hit tunesmith Glen Ballard for the original half his soundtrack, then given the rest over to a star-packed tribute to pop Christmas past that includes such timeless chestnuts as Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," "Winter Wonderland" by the Andrew Sisters and Perry Como's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas." But the Silvestri/Ballard originals here are the main event, from Tom Hanks' vigorous vocal mugging on the title track and "Hot Chocolate" through the innocent charm of "When Christmas Comes to Town" and the over-the-top, jumpin' jive of Steven Tyler's "Rockin' On Top of the World." Josh Groban's "Believe" overdoes the treacle, but Silvestri's rich choral workouts and underscore suite are grand Hollywood-scaled tributes to the spirit of the season. Also available in a deluxe, illustrated children's book format gift edition that includes an actual encased jingle bell embedded in the cover. --Jerry McCulley
A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Original Sound Track Recording Of The CBS Television Special
Includes What Child Is This?; Linus and Lucy; Skating; Christmas Is Coming; Greensleeves; Christmastime Is Here , and many more jazzy classics! The first time you listen to this disc you will undoubtedly be transported directly back to your childhood. Charles Schulz's Peanuts characters will go toe-tapping and funky-dancing through your mind's eye. Play it a few more times, though (ignoring the dialogue snippets, if you can), and you will begin to truly revel in Guaraldi's wonderful, humorous, deep piano playing. You'll hear why he's such an influence on new age ivory tickler George Winston, but you'll also realize that Winston's holiday music never quite sparkles with the underlying passion, and humor, that twinkles in these grooves. Buy it for the nostalgia--keep it because it will remain one of the most enchanting albums in your holiday collection. --Michael Ruby
A Charlie Brown Christmas [2012 Remastered & Expanded Edition]
Manufacturer: Fantasy Records
A newly remastered edition of one of the most popular and beloved holiday albums of all-time. This special 2012 edition of the multi-platinum selling classic includes THREE BONUS TRACKS that did not appear on the original 1965 LP.
A Family Christmas is filled with the diverse components that have typified the "TPG Twist" fun, irreverent combinations that people find refreshing. The album features new takes on Christmas classics such as "Let it Snow," "Winter Wonderland" and "Silent Night," as well as two original compositions from Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson. And, for the first time since their breakthrough video of "What Makes You Beautiful," all four of The Piano Guys perform together for a remarkable version of "Angels We Have Heard on High," which will be supported by a new YouTube video. Says Schmidt, "We spent a lot of time crafting the album so that there's something for everybody. It's an opportunity to jam and dance around the house while decorating the tree as well as the chance to sit back with somebody you love and look at the fireplace." The deluxe CD and DVD set includes a bonus DVD of their hit holiday music videos.DVD track list:1.O Come, Emmanuel 2.Carol of the Bells / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen3.Where Are You Christmas4.We Three Kings5.Rudolph6.A Family Christmas Yule Log Edition
Manufacturer: EMI Nashville
Brand: Capitol Christian Distribution
The Robertsons, Louisiana's bearded, camouflage-clad entrepreneurial family, not only run the multi-million dollar Duck Commander Sporting Empire but are also a talented musical family. Growing up singing in church, the Robertsons will be showcasing their talents, as well as their special brand of Southern down-home sense of humor, on Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the Christmas album features performances by the Robertson family along with special guests Alison Krauss, George Strait, Josh Turner and Luke Bryan.
2009 holiday release, the first Christmas album from the superstar vocalist. Includes duets with Reba McEntire, Natalie Cole, Mary J. Blige and The Muppets. Millions will rejoice this holiday season with the much-anticipated release of Andrea Bocelli's, My Christmas. The album is a heart-warming collection of songs destined to become a holiday classic for years to come. Produced by the legendary Grammy-Award winner David Foster, the CD features the singer's unmistakable soaring vocals alongside duets with his special guests.
The two-time Hall of Famer has teamed with Grammy award-winning producer and songwriter David Foster to record Merry Christmas, Baby the first Christmas album of his five decade long career. Features duets with Mary J. Blige, Michael Buble, Cee Lo and Ella Fitzgerald.
Clay Aiken, one of the biggest new stars in pop music today, releases what is sure to be the hottest Christmas album of the year, & a "new classic" for years to come. With a handpicked track listing including timeless favorites & contemporary classics, Clay's Christmas album will stand the test of time & be embraced by consumers of all ages. Capping off a triumphant 2004 in which he conquered the road with a nine-month tour, ruled the charts with another #1 single, & was named the "sexiest male singer" by In Style magazine, Clay will be inescapable this holiday season. This special Christmas release is the centerpiece of a November & December campaign that will also include a holiday tour, a one-hour network TV special, & the release of his inspirational memoirs. Get ready for a very Clay Christmas! Clay Aiken may look wide-eyed and unassuming, but when it comes to figuring out what his fans want for Christmas, he's got it all figured out. On Merry Christmas with Love he so cannily anticipates the musical sugarplums dancing in the heads of his devotees that you half expect him to climb down the chimney and hand-deliver it. Key to the dozen-song collection's appeal is its straightforwardness: Parting ways with the sea of celebrities who use holiday discs as an excuse to cut loose, Aiken banishes irony and coyness so absolutely here that certain carols--the medley "Hark the Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful" and "Silent Night" especially--take on church-like tones; expect tree trimmers to put aside their tinsel and contemplate the meaning of the season. Yet don't expect them to miss out on any merriment. On less chestnutty selections like the ballads "Mary Did You Know" and Celine Dion's "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day," Aiken lets it rip, reining in a passion and pure-heartedness so believable that fans will wish he, rather than the guy in the red velvet suit, were Santa Claus. -Tammy La Gorce