'Tis the season to be jolly as the GLEE Cast releases Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Vol. 3, available Tuesday, December 11.The album features timeless holiday classics, including "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "White Christmas," and "Jingle Bell Rock." Six of the tracks recorded will be included on the holiday themed episode of Glee, which airs Thursday, December 13, at 9:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Vol. 3 will also showcase 4 songs recorded exclusively for the release including "Joy To The World" and "Silent Night" (see below for track-listing).
Kick off the holiday season with this week's all new "Thanksgiving"Glee episode, as some of the recent McKinley High graduates return to Lima, OH for Thanksgiving break and volunteer to mentor the New Directioners. The festivities continue as Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) celebrate a non-traditional holiday dinner in the Big Apple. This episode will feature songs recently released on Glee: The Music Season 4, Volume 1, such as One Direction's wildly popular "Live While We're Young" and Psy's dance anthem "Gangnam Style." Glee airs Thursdays at 9:00PM ET/PT on FOX.
From the iconic "Don't Stop Believin'" to the pop phenomenon "Teenage Dream" to the widely praised mash-up of Adele's "Rumour Has It" and "Someone Like You," Glee has sold more than 49 million songs and over 12 million albums worldwide. Glee scored three consecutive #1 releases with Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, and Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals. The RIAA has certified Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Platinum (sales in excess of 1 million units) as well as Glee: The Music, Volume 2, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 and Glee: The Music, Volume 4 Gold (sales in excess of 500,000 units).
The full track listing for Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Vol. 3 is as follows:
- Feliz Navidad, featuring Artie
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, featuring Puck, Jake, Sam, Brittany, Blaine, Kurt, New Directions
- Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah, featuring Jake and Puck
- White Christmas, featuring Blaine & Kurt
- Jingle Bell Rock, featuring Sam
- The First Noel, featuring Marley
- I'll Be Home For Christmas, featuring Rachel*
- Silent Night, featuring Santana*
- Joy To The World, featuring Unique*
- Happy Xmas, featuring Finn*
*=bonus track (not in an episode)
Since its debut, GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including Golden Globe and Peabody Awards, covered music ranging from Adele to "West Side Story," sold over 43 million songs, 12 million albums, 2.5 million DVDs and single-handedly made glee clubs cool again. GLEE stars Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester). Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) and Darren Criss (Blaine) and remains a top 10 selling TV franchise. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glee. Follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gleeonfox and join the conversation at #Glee.