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Written by Paul McCartney
Studio version • Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
All I Want For Christmas Is You
It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas
(Everybody’s Waitin For) The Man With The Bag
Peace (Live at the Sheen Center)
May Ev’ry Day Be Christmas
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
That’s What I Want For Christmas
A Winter Romance
Pipes of Peace
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve
From paulmccartney.com, September 22, 2017:
Convivial Holiday Music Collection Features Beloved Artists Including Paul McCartney, The Roots, Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, The Decemberists, and Lake Street Dive, Alongside Newcomers Including Albin Lee Meldau, Calum Scott, and Kandace Springs
Album Due Out Oct. 13 on Capitol Records; Pre-Order Launches Today With Release of ‘Wonderful Christmastime’By Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots
Holidays Rule Volume 2, a joyful and diverse collection of seasonal music featuring an array of convivial contributions from across the musical spectrum, will be released by Capitol Records on October 13. The pre-order launches today along with the release of ‘Wonderful Christmastime’, a spirited new version of Paul McCartney’s perennial favorite that was performed by McCartney, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in December 2016. ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ is available today to stream, download, or receive immediately with album pre-order.
The set is a sequel to the popular 2012 collection, and features 16 new recordings by beloved artists including Norah Jones, Grace Potter, Rosanne Cash, The Decemberists, and Lake Street Dive, alongside up and coming artists such as Barns Courtney, Albin Lee Meldau, Calum Scott, Kandace Springs, and Vera Blue. The album delves into an unusually rich assemblage of Pop, R&B, Rock, Americana, Jazz, Mariachi, and more.
Holidays Rule Volume 2 lets today’s artists put their own mark on tradition by offering wonderfully fresh takes on holiday chestnuts old and new (Barns Courtney and Lennon Stellaremake ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’; Judah & The Lion reinvents ‘The Christmas Song’; Albin Lee Meldau delivers a soulful version of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’), reframing songs for the holiday season (The Decemberists cover Big Star’s ‘Jesus Christ’; Norah Jonescovers Horace Silver’s ‘Peace’; MUNA covers McCartney’s ‘Pipes of Peace’), unearthing rarities (Kandace Springs delivers a glistening new version of ‘(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag’; Rosanne Cash dusts off Louis Jordan’s ‘May Ev’ry Day Be Christmas’; Lake Street Diveoffers up the cheeky novelty song ‘I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas’), and contributing new songs to the seasonal repertoire (Grace Potter’s original song ‘Christmas Moon’).