Phil and the Osophers will release a new EP of holiday songs entitled "It's Christmas Time With Phil and the Osophers" digitally on December 6. The five original songs include "Brutus The Backup Reindeer," which tells the story of a reindeer named Brutus who's asked to help pull Santa's sleigh when another reindeer comes down with the flu. Other songs find Phil and familytaking a "Holiday Joyride," contemplating the simple pleasures of their Christmas break, attending an "Ugly Christmas Sweater Party," and pleading with Santa to bring his baby back. Each of the songs offer a novel viewpoint on the familiar Christmas sound.Phil and the Osophers are a Brooklyn by way of San Francisco band who play a charming mix of surf and indie-pop. They have self-released six full length records and are currently recording their seventh, a double album which will be out in 2012.