A Philly Special Christmas Special's "All I Want For Christmas" Out 11/3

Article Contributed by Mixtape Media | Published on Thursday, November 2, 2023

Now that the 2023 holiday season has begun, Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata will release their version of the iconic Mariah Carey classic, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" on Friday, November 3rd.  The song is the trio’s first single from their upcoming LP, A Philly Special Christmas Special (Vera Y Records) and will be available on all digital platforms. Subsequent singles will be released weekly leading up to the album’s full release on December 1st and vinyl will be available to order beginning on November 3rd via PhillySpecialChristmas.com.

This year, proceeds from the vinyl sales will benefit Children’s Crisis Treatment Center’s Toy Drive and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Snowflake Station.
“Covering ‘All I Want For Christmas’ with the guys was challenging but so much fun trying to put our own spin on the Queen of Christmas’s hit. I think everyone will love it,” says vocalist Mailata.
WHYY’s Billy Penn cheers, “the Eagles trio’s execution is *chef’s kiss*. Mailata takes on lead vocals, and obviously the key is lowered from the original, but he pushes his range just enough for his vocals to shine without sounding strained.”

Following the runaway success of their debut LP, A Philly Special Christmas, Philadelphia Eagles’ Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, and Jordan Mailata have reunited with producer Charlie Hall and executive producer Connor Barwin 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 will be released on red vinyl, a double disc of A Philly Special Christmas Special and 2022’s A Philly Special Christmas will be 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 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.