So far, we only know of a handful of forthcoming Christmas releases for 2009 and yet I cannot fathom a more diverse sampling. How diverse, you ask? How's this for your Christmas party:
MC Hammer & Family
Pope Benedict XVI
Also, The Beatles's 1963 Christmas album, released only to fan club members 45 years ago, will be an unlockable bonus feature on the forthcoming Rock Band installment, The Beatles. Oddly, the music still will not see release on 9 September when the rest of the Fab Four's catalog is re-issued.
Now, personally, I have no desire to hear a Christmas album (or any other album) where I can't understand the singer--so I'll probably skip Dylan and the Pope. But an MC Hammer Christmas album? I don't care what I have to remove to make room for it on my iPod!