While we may still be in the throes of pumpkin spice season, I can already hear the faint sound of jungle bells in the distance. Before you know it, we’ll be flipping the switch to once again become Christmas K104.7 with 100% Christmas music. Chicago is getting ready for the holidays, too, with a new collection called Chicago Greatest Christmas Hits, which brings together songs from all of the group’s previously-released Christmas albums.
According to the band’s official website, Chicago Greatest Christmas Hits will be out November 3rd on CD, festive red vinyl, and digitally. A green vinyl version will also be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble. The compilation includes holiday favorites from the group such as “Winter Wonderland, “Wonderful Christmas Time” (featuring Dolly Parton), “All Over The World,” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, Chicago has recorded three holiday albums over the course of its 56-year history. Those will be bundled together for Chicago Christmas Complete, which is also being released on November 3rd on a 3-CD set and digital format. That collection includes the complete albums What’s It Gonna Be, Santa? (2003), O Christmas Three (2011), and Chicago Christmas (2019).
You can see the full track listings and pre-order both Chicago Greatest Christmas Hits and Chicago Complete Christmas HERE. And since it’s never too early for Christmas music, here’s a sample: