This morning, Kylie Minogue sent out a very special message to her fans: “My brand new album Kylie Christmas is here lovers!”
Kylie had a colorful start back in the 80s when other up-and-comers like Debbie Gibson and Tiffany were also packing malls and climbing the charts. “Locomotion” was the upbeat dash through the leftover wardrobe from John Hughes’ movies that cemented the young artist as a charismatic performer who could engage both males and females with her fun, girlie charms. “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” launched her into the new millennium with a crisp futuristic sound and style that affirmed she was an irresistible performer who could effortlessly dazzle the world. Last year, she turned up the heat with a sizzling video that earned an “explicit content” warning. Glossy red high heels and a ballet of carnal moves rocketed “Sexercise” well beyond nine million views.
Although red is still Kylie’s color of choice for her Kylie Christmas album, it has little to do with last year’s adult-themed endeavor. In fact, the promotional video for “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” is downright perfect family fare. Think sophisticated classics that you haven’t seen since Andy Williams and Bing Crosby ruled the TV.
Kylie’s magic radiates in a warm, comforting glow that makes hot chocolate jealous. The 13 tracks include a number of duets (Dannii Minogue, James Corden, Iggy Pop, and Frank Sinatra... yes, Frank Sinatra!) along with both classic and original tunes. The timeless selections include such unforgettable holiday treats as “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Christmas Wrapping,” “Santa Baby,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “2000 Miles,” and more.
Kylie Christmas also features three new additions to the holiday catalog: “White December,” “Christmas Isn’t Christmas ‘Til You Get Here,” and “Every Day’s Like Christmas.” The deluxe edition also offers “Oh Santa,” “100 Degrees,” and “Cried Out Christmas.” If the 16 audio tracks on the deluxe edition are not enough to make your Christmas simply spectacular, there are an additional half dozen videos available that offer a priceless peek at Kylie in the studio.
On December 11, Kylie will be headlining a very special Christmas show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Her performance will be filmed for international TV placement.