A Philly Special Christmas Special OUT TOMORROW

Article Contributed by Mixtape Media | Published on Thursday, November 30, 2023

With a 10-1 winning season, the hits keep coming for NFL Eagles’ Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata aka The Philly Specials as their second full-length holiday album, A Philly Special Christmas Special (Vera Y Records), will be available everywhere this Friday, December 1st.  Released in advance of the LP, singles “This Christmas,” “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “Fairytale of Philadelphia," and "Pretty Paper,” have garnered over 5 million streams across platforms, “Fairytale of Philadelphia” reached #1 on iTunes, 50,000 copies have been sold on vinyl (the red vinyl is currently sold out, while the gold double LP is still available), and the stop motion special created by UnPOP Animation, A Philly Special Christmas Special, has been viewed half a million times with 10,000 live viewers tuning in to its premiere on Thanksgiving night. This year, proceeds from the vinyl sales will benefit Children’s Crisis Treatment Center’s Toy Drive, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Snowflake Station, and other nonprofit organizations.

Following the runaway success of their debut LP, A Philly Special Christmas, Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, and Jordan Mailata reunited with producer Charlie Hall and executive producer Connor Barwin (Vera Y Records) to release their second holiday album, A Philly Special Christmas Special.  Recorded during the NFL off season and comprised of ten holiday classics and an original tune by Kelce, ‘Santa’s Night,’ a limited-edition LP has been released on red vinyl, a double disc of A Philly Special Christmas Special and 2022’s A Philly Special Christmas released on limited edition gold vinyl in addition to the album being released digitally and available on all streaming services.

Recorded and mixed once again by Nick Krill, the trio called upon local musicians including Patti LaBelle, Amos Lee, The Hooters’ Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman, DMHotep (Sun Ra Arkestra), Kevin Hanson (The Fractals, Huffamoose), Luke Carlos O’Reilly, Waxahatchee, members of The War on Drugs, Dr. Dog, mewithoutYou, and The Silver Ages Choir amongst others to truly make this a Philly special.
A Philly Special Christmas Special is released by Vera Y Records in conjunction with Avenue A Music Group and Range Media Partners.  Gold’n Retriever Entertainment is promoting the album to radio, Avenue West Design is responsible for artwork and social media, and Mixtape Media provides publicity and media relations for the project.

A Philly Special Christmas was released on December 23, 2022 digitally and its limited pressing on vinyl sold out immediately.  The record reached four top ten spots on various Billboard Music Charts including #1 on the Compilation Albums Chart. A Philly Special Christmas donated over $1.25M to local charities including Children’s Crisis Treatment Center and fulfilled the wish lists of Philadelphia School District teachers via Donors Choose.
Find A Philly Special Christmas Special Online:
Official: http://phillyspecialchristmas.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aphillyspecialchristmas
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@aphillyspecialchristmas