71 days ’til Christmas, but who's counting!!
We were given that rude awakening when it was discovered Idina Menzel released a jolly X-mas album called Holiday Wishes yesterday - well before Halloween gourds were set to begin their rotting process.
But it's cool, because the Broadway stunner knows her wintery music arrived a bit early, and even joked about it in an interview with Time!
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When she found out about the album's release date, Idina confessed her mixed emotions:
"I have very strong feelings. The album comes out October 14. I think that's ridiculous! I don't understand. I've been asking the label to tell me why. Apparently that's when people start buying stuff for Christmas. Okay, that's cool, but I'm barely into Halloween with my son! I completely understand if people aren't ready for it until Thanksgiving. That's when Christmas comes alive for me. My record label will hate me for saying that, but it's the truth!"
And fun fact, the Tony-winning songstress is Jewish - but that didn't stop her from putting out a predominantly Christmas album:
"Most of them were songs that I've always wanted to sing. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" is a song Whitney Houston sang back in the ‘80s. Her version is incredible. I've always loved that song. If Barbra Streisand can make a Christmas album, I can."
What sound advice!! We love her sense of humor, and realize now that Miz Menzel isn't fully responsible for our holiday anxiety! LOLz!
From Idina covering All I Want For Christmas Is You to Baby It's Cold Outside - we're thrilled and excited for every opportunity that comes her way!
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