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My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

How do you write a great Xmas song? ft Kristian Bush, Lee Brice, Corb Lund and journalist Tim Byron

Dec 20, 2017

Celebrating the holiday season by revisiting our My Favorite Album Xmas special! Enjoy and happy holidays...

For the first ever My Favorite Album Christmas special, I delve into the origins of the Christmas pop songs we all know today with musicologist and Sydney Morning Herald journalist Tim Byron - how did we go from religious music to songs about cold weather? Why were all the best Christmas songs written by Jewish guys? And why is an album of Christmas standards by Michael Buble outselling ever album but Adele?

I also check in with friend of the show Kristian Bush (Sugarland) to talk about his new original Christmas song ‘Thinking About Drinking For Christmas’ - what Christmas music did he dig growing up? How do you write a great Christmas song? And what are the essential elements of Christmas music?

Plus Canadian Corb Lund on why he’ll never make a Christmas album and Lee Brice on why he will.