Move over, Mariah Carey! The Philadelphia Eagles are releasing the new hit jingles for the holiday season.
They’re dominating on the field, now, the musical stylings of Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce and Jordan Mailata are coming to your home with “A Philly Special Christmas” album releasing on December 23, a day before their Christmas Eve game away versus the Dallas Cowboys.
Kelce, Lane and Mailata are making a christmas album and they named it A Philly Special Christmas 😭 pic.twitter.com/Ahe5RwMXe1
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The album will be released by Vera Y Records. Conor Barwin, former Eagles linebacker is the executive producer of the album. Charlie Hall of The War on Drugs will also produce the album.
The first single of the Eagles veteran trio is “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” featuring Marshall Allen of the Sun Ra Arkestra on saxophone. The song will drop on Black Friday, November 25.
Maybe the most exciting part of the album will be a dramatic rendition of “The Night Before Christmas” by Eagles radio legend Merrill Reese.
The idea for the album blossomed in the offseason, starting as a casual locker room conversation. Jordan Mailata, by the way, can really sing. He made this talent known in recent years having sung during various Eagles Women’s Football Festivals as well as on the hit television show, “The Masked Singer.”
From there, it grew to nod A Charlie Brown Christmas as well as got its title from the infamous Super Bowl LII touchdown pass versus the New England Patriots.
Proceeds from the album will benefit Philadelphia’s Children’s Crisis Treatment Center to help fund a toy drive fulfilling a holiday wish list of children who experienced trauma in their young lives.
Be sure to know when the album drops by filling out your information on the official “A Philly Special Christmas” album website.
Photo Credit: Vera Y Records/Hannah Westerman