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Michael Bublé Talks Holiday Album and Tacky Christmas Sweaters
It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas thanks to Michael Bublé. In addition to his No. 1 Christmas album, the Canadian crooner will be rocking the small screen with his own holiday special airing Tuesday, Dec. 6 (NBC, 8 p.m. ET).
A Michael Bublé Christmas is the singer’s first-ever holiday special, and the event will include special appearances by Justin Bieber, Kellie Pickler, and many more.
Bublé, 36, talked to Parade.com about his new album, his favorite holiday tunes, and his love for tacky Christmas sweaters.
On his Christmas album.
“You want to write something that comes from the heart and that you feel can stand up to those great songs of the past and I think we did. Knowing that I’ll be invited into people’s homes for such an important holiday, it’s a big deal to me. It’s a huge honor. I’m really sentimental about that holiday.”
On the recording process.
“It was fun and dangerous and a pain in the butt, but completely worth it. We did everything we could live. We set 50 to 90 musicians up in a room in a huge studio space and opened up all the doors and just played. What you get is an old school record. It’s not perfect, but you get that live and very present sound.”
On his favorite holiday song.
“It’s probably ‘Jingle Bells.’ I like ‘White Christmas,’ too.”
On his least favorite.
“I know people love it, but ‘The Little Drummer Boy.’ I don’t know why it depresses me! It doesn’t make you want to get up and go, ‘It’s Christmas! Get some eggnog and let’s dance!’”
On his affinity for tacky Christmas sweaters.
“I love Christmas sweaters! I’ve got one that has a big Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer embroidered on it. It’s horrible, but it feels so right!”
On the holiday traditions he’s looking forward to sharing with his new wife.
“We’ve had a couple Christmases together and it’s been awesome. Our families were all together. Sometimes I look to other people to try to borrow traditions or think about doing things that I’ve never done before.”
On his album going head-to-head with fellow Canadian Justin Bieber’s holiday album.
“There’s friendly competition going on! Both of us want to be the top, but it’s not what it’s about. It’s about Christmas. As much as my ego loves the thought about selling a bunch of records, it really wasn’t about being the big record this year. It was about doing something that I thought could be a part of my legacy. Growing up, Bing Crosby was a huge idol and big inspiration musically for me, and I often think if I’m long gone and some kid can grow up listening to what I did, that is the goal.” (Erin Hill – Parade.com)