If you celebrated Christmas in the 2000’s, it’s highly unlikely that any of your holiday parties or family gatherings were without a few classic compilation albums: *NSYNC‘s Home for Christmas, Michael Bolton‘s This Is The Time, and 98°‘s This Christmas. Well, I’m happy to announce that Festive 98° is rising once more, as the band announced that they will be releasing another Christmas album in 2017, this one called Let It Snow.
Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons are set to drop their latest holiday album on October 13, 2017 — which should give you plenty of time to alert everyone on your gift list that this is the only present you intend to give and receive.
“As a group, our favorite record, hands down, is [This Christmas],” Drew said in a press release. “We’re proud of the music, the harmonies, the production. It’s a Christmas record that every year people can put on and enjoy.”
“We have primarily a female audience, but we’ll have guys come up to us and say, ‘You know what? I love the Christmas album; my mom bought it for me.’ It’s bro code that the Christmas album’s allowed,” Jeff added. Aren’t these guys iconic?
Even though we’ve waiting ages for a holiday follow-up, the band shares that this release timing is also very special and intentional.
“It’s a special year for us – it’s the 20th anniversary of our first release on Motown Records,” Nick said. “So, it just seemed like the perfect moment to revisit This Christmas and do a Volume Two.” It has been 18 years since “This Christmas” dropped in 1999, and 4 years since the band last released a studio album together.
What can you expect to hear from the record? Each member of the band hand-picked their favorite songs to cover, and “Let It Snow,” “What Christmas Means To Me,” and “Run Rudolph Run,” are all set to be on the 12-song tracklist.
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If that weren’t exciting enough, the guys also revealed that they will be going out on a multi-city 98° At Christmas tour of the USA with their holiday music, so the whole country is about to be jingle bell rocking out this fall. Check out the full date list below to see where you’ll be spending the holidays this year: