Well, here is the first Christmas story of the summer!

Barenaked Ladies Say Ho
The leaves will still be on the trees when Barenaked Ladies release Barenaked for the Holidays, a twenty-track homage to the coldest time of the year. The album, due on October 5th, will feature a mix of originals like “Elf’s Lament” and “Snowman,” standards like “I Saw Three Ships” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” and more modern fare like Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” and Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas.”
“We’ve tried to incorporate songs that fans have talked about seeing us perform when we have holiday shows,” says singer/guitarist Ed Robertson, explaining the album’s simple impetus.
“It’s a little Christmas, a little New Year’s and a little Hannukah,” adds co-frontman Steven Page. “It has felt a little weird singing these songs in the summer, [but] we’ve found ourselves well into the holiday spirit. Some of the songs have fairly traditional arrangements but others, like ‘Jingle Bells,’ have the extra lines you remember from being a kid.”
Before they bring their glad tidings, Barenaked Ladies finish their summer tour with Alanis Morissette Saturday at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati.
Barenaked for the Holidays track listing:
Jingle Bells
Green Christmas
I Saw Three Ships
Hanukkah Blessings
Oh Holy Night
Elf’s Lament
Do They Know It’s Christmas
Hanukkah O Hanukkah
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Carol of the Bells
Deck the Stills
Christmastime (Oh Yeah)
Sleigh Ride
Christmas Pics
I Have a Little Dreidel
Wonderful Christmastime
Auld Lang Syne