A Very Special Christmas, the prestigious holiday music series that benefits Special Olympics, will celebrate its 26th season with a collection of really big chestnuts. A Very Special Christmas: ICON, out Oct. 15 on Universal Music Enterprises, serves up 11 tracks by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Rod Stewart, Sting, Aretha Franklin, Elvis and other A-list artists, some previous contributors and others on board for the first time.
The track listing:
John Lennon and Yoko Ono/The Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir, Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Rod Stewart, Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Sting, I Saw Three Ships
Aretha Franklin, Winter Wonderland
Josh Groban, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Jon Bon Jovi, Please Come Home for Christmas
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Christmas All Over Again
Sheryl Crow, Run Rudolph Run
Elvis Presley, Blue Christmas
Carrie Underwood, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
WHAM!, Last Christmas
Nicole Scherzinger's new recording of O Holy Night, produced by David Foster, will be on ICON's international version.
Source: USA Today
Photo Credit: Universal Music Enterprises