Blessings and good tidings for everyone! Sufjan Stevens has announced plans to release Songs for Christmas, a five-disc box set of (you guessed it) Christmas songs on November 21.To answer your burning question, yes, the majority of the content will be those songs that everyone and their mon blogged about last year, but there's also going to be some new material that was recorded this past June. Expect a mixture of classics ("Silent Night," "Jingle Bells") and, well, not-so-classic Sufjan originals ("Get Behind Me Santa," "Did I Make You Cry on Christmas Day? (Well, You Deserved It!)") The box set will also feature extra goodies like stickers, songbooks, comic strips, music videos, and an original Stevens family portrait. This is going to be the best damn Christmas ever!!
Tracklist: Noel: Songs for Christmas, Vol. I 01 Silent Night 02 O Come O Come Emmanuel 03 We're Goin' to the Country! 04 Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming 05 It's Christmas! Let's Be Glad! 06 Holy Holy, etc. 07 Amazing Grace Hark!: Songs for Christmas, Vol. II 01 Angels We Have Heard on High 02 Put the Lights on the Tree 03 Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing 04 I Saw Three Ships 05 Only at Christmas Time 06 Once in Royal David's City 07 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing! 08 What Child Is This Anyway? 09 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella Ding! Dong!: Songs for Christmas, Vol. III 01 O Come, O Come Emmanuel 02 Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance! 03 We Three Kings 04 O Holy Night 05 That Was the Worst Christmas Ever! 06 Ding! Dong! 07 All the King's Horns 08 The Friendly Beasts Joy: Songs for Christmas, Vol. IV 01 The Little Drummer Boy 02 Away in a Manger 03 Hey Guys! It's Christmas Time! 04 The First Noel 05 Did I Make You Cry on Christmas Day? (Well, You Deserved It!) 06 The Incarnation 07 Joy to the World Peace: Songs for Christmas, Vol. V 01 Once in Royal David's City 02 Get Behind Me, Santa! 03 Jingle Bells 04 Christmas in July 05 Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming 06 Jupiter Winter 07 Sister Winter 08 O Come O Come Emmanuel 09 Star of Wonder 10 Holy, Holy, Holy 11 The Winter Solstice Related Links: Sufjan Stevens home page Asthmatic Kitty home page