98° Is Rising Again, and Releasing Another Christmas Album

Dear Santa, we’ve been really good this year. Please bring us a copy of “Let It Snow.”

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 ChristmasMichael 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.

(Preorder “Let It Snow” now so you don’t miss out on a second of potential caroling.)

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.

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:

11/10/2017 Saturday — Larchwood, IA — Grand Falls Casino
11/11/2017 Friday — Riverside, IA — Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
11/16/2017 Thursday  — Lemoore, CA — Tachi Palace Casino
11/17/2017 Friday — Brooks, CA — Cache Creek Casino Resort
11/18/2017 Saturday — Reno, NV — Silver Legacy Resort & Casino
11/19/2017 Sunday — Cupertino, CA — Flint Center for the Performing Arts
11/24/2017 Friday — Foxwoods, CT — Foxwoods Resort & Casino
11/25/2017 Saturday — Atlantic City, NJ — Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
11/26/2017 Sunday — Westbury, NY — CB Theatre at Westbury
11/28/2017 Tuesday — Richmond, VA — Carpenter Theatre
11/29/2017 Wednesday — Atlanta, GA — Atlanta Symphony Hall
11/30/2017 Thursday  — Jacksonville, FL — Florida Theater
12/1/2017 Friday — Biloxi, MS — IP Casino Resort & Spa
12/2/2017 Saturday — Marksville, LA — Paragon Casino Resort
12/5/2017 Tuesday — Durham, NC — Durham Performing Arts Center
12/6/2017 Wednesday — Louisville, KY — Palace Theater
12/8/2017 Friday — St. Petersburg, FL — Mahaffey Theatre
12/9/2017 Saturday — Miami, FL — Magic City Casino
12/10/2017 Sunday — West Palm Beach — Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
12/11/2017 Monday — Sarasota, FL — Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
12/13/2017 Wednesday — Elkhart, IN — Lerner Theatre
12/14/2017 Thursday — Northfield, OH — Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
12/15/2017 Friday — Cincinnati, OH — Aronoff Center
12/16/2017 Saturday — Waukegan, IL — Genesee Theatre
12/17/2017 Sunday — Detroit, MI — Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel
12/19/2017 Tuesday — Mesa, AZ — Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater
12/20/2017 Wednesday — Anaheim, CA — City National Grove of Anaheim
12/21/2017 Thursday — Thousand Oaks, CA — Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
12/22/2017 Friday — Tucson, AZ — Desert Diamond Casino
12/23/2017 Saturday — Primm, NV — Star of the Desert Arena
Kristine Hope Kowalski

Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer and celebrity entertainment news journalist with a specific obsession with Nickelodeon + Disney Channel shows, boy bands, K-Pop, Broadway, and international series dramas. If she's not writing or tucked away in a good book, she is most likely traveling the world and spamming her friends' Instagram feeds with photos from her adventures. Kristine has a BA in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University (2011), and an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Thought from NYU (2013). She is currently pursuing her second Master's in Journalism at Harvard.