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Shopping List: 2014 Holiday Music

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What new Holiday Music is on the way for 2014? I've looked at all the new releases and reissues on the books for this season and have hand-picked a collection to showcase here on THE ROCK FATHER. Are there other titles for this year? Yes, but they won't all make my list, and I will be adding some late additions before December 25th arrives. Want even more Holiday goodness? Check out www.therockfather.com/holiday

2014 Holiday Music - New Releases & Reissues:
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Seth MacFarlane

HOLIDAY FOR SWING!

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The FAMILY GUY and TED creator brings his notable affection for big band tunes to this straight-up holiday album.

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John Schneider & Tom Wopat

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Amazon | iTunes

The stars of THE DUKES OF HAZZARD have had numerous hits on their own, but here they team for their first holiday album.

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Idina Menzel

HOLIDAY WISHES

Amazon | iTunes

The star of WICKED and voice of the iconic FROZEN queen Elsa presents her first collection of holiday music in what will no doubt be the season's big hit.

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Various Artists

MIDNIGHT CLEAR: A SOLID STATE CHRISTMAS COMPILATION

Solid State Records is proud to release their very first Christmas compilation titled Midnight Clear, which will be available in stores and online November 25th, 2014. Comprised of songs by metal greats August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, For Today, Fit For A King, and others with total combined sales of over 1 million albums, Midnight Clearfeatures new original arrangements of both new and old Christmas songs alike.

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Various Artists

RAGNAROK JULETIDE

Ragnarok Juletide will put headbangers in the most festive of moods, regardless of which metal subgenre he or she prefers, from speedy power metal to symphonic epics to dirgey doom. It's all here on this year's Ragnarok Juletide.

Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot, Northern Kings), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica, Northern Kings), Elize Ryd ( Amaranthe), Jarkko Ahola ( Teräsbetoni, Northern Kings), Antti Railio (2013 Voice of Finland winner) and more lend their throats to the project.

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DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS 2014

Bob Geldof organized an all-star cast for the 1985 recording of "Do You Know It s Christmas?" to raise funds for famine-relief efforts in Ethiopia. On the
30th anniversary of the release, the musician/philanthropist reworked the song to support West African nations in their fight against the Ebola virus. The
2014 version features cover artwork by Tracey Emin and a stunning line-up of pop superstars, including Bono, Chris Martin, One Direction, Bastille, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande Ellie Goulding and more. All proceeds from the sales go to The Band Aid Charitable Trust.

Amazon | iTunes

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Pentatonix

THAT'S CHRISTMAS TO ME

Amazon | iTunes

The acappela group returns with another new collection of Holiday tunes.

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Heart & Friends

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Amazon | iTunes

The Wilson sisters rock out with Holiday tunes and some of their Greatest Hits in their first seasonal set.

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Dairus Rucker

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Amazon

The former HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH frontman breaks out his first collection of country-flavored seasonal jams for RCA.

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Various Artists

CHRISTMAS AT DOWNTON ABBEY

Christmas At Downton Abbey is the official festive collection from the much loved, award-winning television series, Downton Abbey. Transport yourself back to a simpler time and enjoy this two CD collection of well-known carols and hymns, which have been carefully curated to evoke the Christmas At Downton Abbey spirit. 

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THE DAN BAND

HO: A DAN BAND XMAS (Reissue)

The Dan Band first made their mark in the unforgettable college comedy hit film Old School. They went on to gain recognition for their covers of pop songs with added obscenities and swearing. Their debut release, The Dan Band Live, came out nearly ten years ago in 2005 and was followed two years later by HO: A Dan Band Christmas. Never before released on vinyl, HO features 11 original holiday songs including the impossible-to-forget “I Wanna Rock U Hard This Xmas,” the unofficial L.A. ode to warm winters “Christmas Time In California” and many more.

Amazon

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KIDZ BOP KIDS

KIDZ BOP CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

Razor & Tie has the Kidz Bop Kids back with a new collection of 15 holiday songs sung by kids for kids.

From classic to contemporary, there's a lot here - including a reworking of the FROZEN hit, "Do You Want to Build A Snowman," included on the digital versions.

Amazon | iTunes

 

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Various Artists

AN AMERICANA CHRISTMAS

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A collection of songs from the likes of Bob Dylan, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, The Old 97's and others.

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Various Artists

JOLLY OLD CHRISTMAS

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A collection of retro classics from the vaults, including tracks from Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, the Three Stooges, Spike Jones, Louis Prima, Rosemary Clooney and more.

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Various Artists

A MERRY FRIGGIN' CHRISTMAS

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Rufus Wainwright, Ben Kweller, Aaron Tipton and more team for this Lakeshore Records release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the film featuring Joel McHale and the late Robin Williams.

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Various Artists

THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS HARD ROCK ALBUM

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Legacy Recordings continues their "Classic Christmas" series with a collection of songs from Ted Nugent, Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai,  and more

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Various Artists

THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS COUNTRY ALBUM

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Legacy Recordings continues their "Classic Christmas" series with a collection of songs from Kenny Chesney, Kelly Pickler, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride and more

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Various Artists

THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS POP ALBUM

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Legacy Recordings continues their "Classic Christmas" series with a collection of songs from Karmin, Backstreet Boys, Phantom Planet, News Kids on the Block and more.

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Various Artists

A ROCK BY THE SEA CHRISTMAS

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A charity set benefitting the Childhood Cancer efforts of ROCK BY THE SEA, featuring Carbon Leaf, Flagship Romance, Dexter Freebish, Tony Lucca and more.

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Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues their popular reissue series of compilations.

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Ella Fitzgerald

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Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues their popular reissue series of compilations.

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Bing Crosby

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Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues their popular reissue series of compilations.

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Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues their popular reissue series of compilations.

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A Very Special Christmas

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Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues their popular reissue series of compilations.

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Charley Pride

CHRISTMAS IN MY HOME TOWN

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The 1970 classic is unearthed and remastered for this 2014 release, the only full-length Christmas album that Pride recorded. Additionally, three bonus tracks have been added.

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Various Artists

SOUL CHRISTMAS

Amazon | iTunes

This vinyl/digital re-issue of Rhino's 1991 compilation is a Rock Father Pick - a collection of groovy tunes from Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MG's, Clarence Carter and more.
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Michael Bublé

CHRISTMAS (Deluxe Special Edition)

Amazon | iTunes

I'm pretty sure that Michael Bublé's CHRISTMAS gets re-issued every holiday season in some kind of new or expanded package, or as some kind of retailer exclusive. He does Xmas well.

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Various Artists

MOTOWN CHRISTMAS

Amazon | iTunes

A classic collection of Gospel tracks from the likes of Babyface, Tasha Cobbs, Anita Wilson, Indie.Arie, Smokie Norful, Kem, and more.

 
 
New Release Holiday Singles:

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Last modified on Friday, November 21 2014 21:13