Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler (of Northern Irish band Ash) are making a Christmas album. That seems to be ‘the thing’ this season, but I can say with complete certainty that I’ll buy This Is Christmas before I even go near A Very She and Him Christmas (check out that duo’s first track, “A Christmas Waltz”, here). For one, This Is Christmas is out November 21st. And with Christmas albums, it’s first come, first served.
Emmy and Tim are letting us all in on the Christmas fun. Besides giving away “Christmas Day (I Wish I Was Surfing)” for free (see below), they also want your Christmas photos to end up in their iTunes booklet. The duo says the following on their Facebook page:
“We’re collecting people’s Christmas photos too, so please upload your best, funniest, and most seasonal shots. For a chance to be included on our iTunes booklet, upload them via Twitter with the hashtag #thisischristmasphotos
To set the pictures ball rolling, we’ve uploaded our own photos from last Christmas, when we were snowed in. There was literally nothing to do except write this album, listen to Phil Spector’s Christmas Album, and make the snowman and snowgirl in this picture.
There’s lots more music and celebrating to come, but in the meantime get Facebook-ing and keep in touch as we reveal more of our plans for festive fun.”
So get the song, ‘like’ them on Facebook, and show off those embarrassing Christmas sweaters!