Even though it’s not even Halloween, the Eagles are already getting into the holiday spirit.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jason Kelce, Jordan Mailata, and Lane Johnson will be releasing a Christmas album – A Philly Special Christmas – on Dec. 23, the day before their Christmas Eve showdown with the Dallas Cowboys.
The album will be produced by War on Drugs drummer Charlie Hall and executive produced by old friend Connor Barwin. It will have several songs, recreating classic holiday themes with a classic Eagles twist.
The album’s cover is a play on A Charlie Brown Christmas, while the Eagles reminisce about two key parts of Super Bowl LII: the Philly Special, and the german shepherd dog masks that gave the team its identity.
“Kelce and Lane were like, ‘We should make a Christmas record. One of them said it in front of me, and I was like, ‘Well, let’s do it,'” Barwin told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“Charlie wanted to talk to the guys about what they think and feel about Christmas and what songs they like. And from that moment, it was like: Let’s make this thing really good. Let’s make it fun, but also be a serious project that’s something the guys can really be proud of.”
The album isn’t just for fun and games – all sales will benefit the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center.
The Birds’ talents aren’t just on the field – they’re in the studio, too
The Philadelphia Inquirer notes all three Eagles have a pretty good history with music – from radio stations to impromptu dances – with Jordan Mailata even having previously appeared on Fox’s singing competition show, The Mask Singer, back in March.
With backgrounds like that, this might become a staple for B101 in December for years to come. If you’re a fan of physical music, you can preorder the vinyl here.