Christmas Movie Releases for 2011 (Updated 12/7/2011)

Comedy

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas – The Play

Documentaries

Becoming Santa

Family and Kids

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

New Christmas Music 2011 (Updated 12/6/2011)

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Big Band

Christmas – Michael Bublé

The Classic Christmas Album – Tony Bennett

White Christmas – Deana Martin

Big Band Christmas – John Tesh

Rock/Alternative

A Very She & Him Christmas – She & Him

(RED) Christmas – EP – The Killers

iTunes Session – My Morning Jacket

This Warm December, a Brushfire Holiday, Vol. 2 – Various Artists

Christmas with Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Single – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (2 songs)

Christmas – Hawk Nelson

I’m Not a Dang Polar Bear, I’m a Human Being – Single – Rocky Loves Emily

Singer/Songwriter

Sounds of the Holiday – EP – Schuyler Fisk

Tracks In the Snow – The Civil Wars (Single)

Pop

Snow Globe – Matt Wertz

Home for Christmas – Sheryl Crow

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Haley Reinhart & Casey Abrams (Single)

O Christmas Three – Chicago

A Holiday Carole – Carole King

The Christmas – EP – Richard Marx

Christmas Without You – OneRepublic (Single)

I Hope That It Snows (feat. Keegan DeWitt) – Madi Diaz (Single)

Hear the Bells – EP – Vanessa Carlton

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Scott Weiland (Note: This sounds nothing like Stone Temple Pilots or Velvet Revolver)

Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 2 – Glee Cast

Christmas Favorites – EP – Il Volo

A Very Gaga Holiday (Live) – EP – Lady GaGa

Under the Mistletoe (Deluxe Edition) – Justin Bieber

Christmas With My Girl – Single – Mindless Behavior (Single)

The Sing-Off: Songs of the Season – Various Artists

R&B/Soul

She’s All I Want for Christmas – Lloyd (Single)

Country

Santa’s Going South – Toby Keith & Sammy Hagar (Single)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Little Big Town (Single)

A Farmhouse Christmas – Joey + Rory

I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Craig Campbell (Single)

Tennessee Christmas – EP – Lindi Ortega

Jazz

Vintage Christmas – David Ian

Classical

O Holy Night (Duet) – Nathan Pacheco & Katherine Jenkins (Single)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Alfie Boe (Single)

Electronic

Home for the Holidays, Vol. Two – Various Artists

Christian

Oh for Joy – David Crowder Band

The Heart of Christmas – Matthew West

This Joyful Christmas – EP – Various Artists

WOW Christmas (2011) – WOW Christmas

Winter Moon – Mindy Gledhill

This Is Christmas – EP – Kutless

Christmas in Diverse City – tobyMac

A Christmas Together Vol. 2 – Various Artists

Jesus Is Alive – Single – Josh Wilson

Born Is the King – Hillsong

For the First Time – Single – Kimber Rising

Christmas With The Annie Moses Band (Live) – The Annie Moses Band

Christmas Hope – An Inspirational Holiday Collection – Benjamin Utecht

Christmas Best – EP – Le’Andria Johnson

Instrumental

Celebrating Christmas (Bonus Track Version) – Marcus Roberts Trio (Jazz)

Music from The Happy Elf – Harry Connick, Jr. (Jazz plus one-track of narration for the book The Happy Elf)

All Is Calm – Jim Brickman (Piano)

A Dreamers Christmas – John Zorn (Jazz/Pop)

Soundtrack

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Various Artists (Songs)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (Original Motion Picture Score) – William Ross (Score)

Kids

It’s Always Christmas With You! – The Wiggles

KIDZ Bop Christmas – Kidz Bop Kids

O Holy Night: Journey of a Little Drummer Boy – VeggieTales

Christmas TV for the Evening of December 6, 2011

A Michael Buble Christmas on NBC, 8pm – The Canadian big band crooner and a few of his favorite friends sing tunes for the holidays.

A Christmas Carol on AMC, 8pm – 1984 version with George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge

A Night at the Movies on TCM: Merry Christmas, 8pm – Clip show about classic holiday films featuring Chevy Chase, Margaret O’Brien, Chaz Palminteri, Zack Ward, and Brian Henson.

12 Men of Christmas on Lifetime Movie Network, 8pm – Sappy holiday flick with cute and awesome Kristin Chenoweth as the star

The Nightmare Before Christmas on Disney, 8:30pm – When Halloween gets a little jealous of Christmas

Home Alone 2 on ABC Family, 8:30pm – For people who don’t learn their lessons the first time.

A Christmas Story on TCM, 9pm – Don’t shoot your eye out!

New Christmas Books for 2011 (Updated 12/6/2011)

Children’s

The Night Before Christmas – Clement C. Moore

The Twelve Days of Christmas – Parragon Books Ltd & Caroline Pedler

A Christmas Carol – Parragon Books Ltd & Caroline Pedler

Fiction & Literature

The Christmas Wedding – James Patterson & Richard DiLallo

Lost December – Richard Paul Evans

Mystery & Thriller

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories – Charles Dickens

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus – L. Baum

Personal Growth

The Don’t Sweat Guide to Holidays – Editors Of Don’t Sweat Press

Christmas TV Picks for the Evening of December 5, 2011

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys on ABC Family, 7pm – When all of Santa’s toys are stolen just 3 days before Christmas, it’s Rudolph to the rescue.

Charlie Brown Christmas on ABC, 8pm – It’s a Christmas classic. You can never go wrong with Snoopy and the gang.

A Christmas Carol on AMC, 8pm – The 1984 version with George C. Scott as Ebenenezer Scrooge.

The Best Thing I Ever Ate on Food Network, 8pm – Celebrity chefs talk about their favorite holiday foods.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause on Disney Channel, 8:30pm – Jack Frost attempts to steal the role of Santa away from Scott Calvin, played by Tim Allen.

The Polar Express on ABC Family, 8:30pm – An 8 year old boy is whisked away on a train to the North Pole.

A Christmas Carol on TCM, 9:45pm – 1938 version with Reginald Owen as Ebenezer Scrooge