Due to an overwhelming demand, A Philly Special Christmas is pleased to announce that fans will be able to order a third pressing of the limited-edition vinyl on December 16th, for 24 hours only via the official website. Following the two minute sellout of the second batch of vinyl on December 9th, a third exclusive round on green vinyl will be available for purchase on December 16th at 9:00 AM EST via the official website. Proceeds from the third round of pressings will be donated to Philadelphia area charities in addition to the pledged $100k+ to Children’s Crisis Treatment Center of Philadelphia.
While this round of albums will not be pressed and in mailboxes in time for the holidays, fans will receive an exclusive postcard as a placeholder for the LP until it arrives which can be used as an “it’s on the way” gift for loved ones. Regardless of vinyl status, everyone will be able to stream the entire LP on December 23rd.
A Philly Special Christmas makes a new single available each Friday following Thanksgiving leading up to the album’s release on December 23rd. Currently, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Blue Christmas, Merry Christmas Baby are all available and on December 16th, expect a unique version of the timeless, “Silent Night.”
“What started out as a fun idea with the intention of raising money for families around the holidays, turned into something much more,” enthuses Kelce. “This project ended up becoming one of the most enjoyable and delightful experiences I’ve ever been a part of. How all of this came together, the people, the music, the joy, was incredible. From our first meeting, you could feel the happiness and energy from everyone, the amount of people who were willing to give their skill, time, and spirit has been inspiring. At some point, we all realized, this is going to be really great, which exceeded any of our expectations going in. But more than that, and I know it’s cheesy, this album really came to embody friendship, joy, and giving, as if the Christmas Spirit had possessed us all”
This summer, Eagles teammates Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, Jordan Mailata, Executive Producer Connor Barwin and producer Charlie Hall (The War on Drugs) joined forces to record a A Philly Special Christmas. The seven song LP features classic holiday songs and performances from the aforementioned players as well as Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), Rob Hyman (The Hooters), Eric Bazilian (The Hooters), Zach Miller (Dr. Dog), Robbie Bennett (The War on Drugs), Eliza Hardy Jones (The War on Drugs), Brandon Beaver (MeWithoutYou), Thomas Hughes (The Spinto Band), Randy Huth (Pissed Jeans), Nick Krill (The Spinto Band, Teen Men), Nasir Dickerson, Kaila Vandever, Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner, and The Silver Ages. Eagles announcer Merrill Reese and players Jalen Hurts, AJ Brown, Brandon Graham, Haason Reddick, and Jordan Davis all make appearances.
"It means a lot to me about coming together, sharing stories about our upbringing, and what Christmas was like for each of us growing up,” says Mailata. “I hope we bring people together with this album the same way that it brought us closer together talking about our backgrounds, music and family holidays. And discovering that Lane and Kelce have great voices behind their beards was my favorite part."
"It's amazing how talented these guys are and cool to see Philly's music and sports worlds come together to create something special for the holidays,” says Barwin. “I'm proud that everyone involved wanted to do something good with this record. We were able to donate over $100k to Children’s Crisis Treatment Center and we are excited to raise even more money for charities here in Philadelphia.
A Philly Special Christmas is available for digital preorder and a limited pressing on vinyl is available to order via A Philly Special Christmas’ website.