Philadelphia Eagles players link up to create ‘A Philly Special Christmas’

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Members of the Philadelphia Eagles have teamed up with luminaries from Philly's music scene to create A Philly Special Christmas with proceeds from the album going to charity. (9.14 Pictures)

Members of the Philadelphia Eagles have teamed up with luminaries from Philly's music scene to create A Philly Special Christmas with proceeds from the album going to charity. (9.14 Pictures)

If you’re an Eagles fan, every win this year must’ve felt like Christmas. As it turns out, the team might have just been getting warmed up for the holiday season.

Members of the Philadelphia Eagles have linked up with some luminaries from Philly’s music scene to bring to life a holiday album dubbed ‘A Philly Special Christmas.’

Current Eagles players Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, and Jordan Mailata lend their vocal chops to the seven-track album featuring lauded Christmas classics such as “Blue Christmas,” “Silent Night,” and “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.”

Charlie Hall, drummer for Philly’s own The War On Drugs, produced the album.

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The album also includes Lady Alma, Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), Rob Hyman (The Hooters), Eric Bazilian (The Hooters), Zach Miller (Dr. Dog), Robbie Bennett (The War on Drugs), Eliza Hardy Jones (The War on Drugs), Brandon Beaver (MeWithoutYou), Thomas Hughes (The Spinto Band), Randy Huth (Pissed Jeans), Nick Krill (The Spinto Band, Teen Men), Nasir Dickerson, Kaila Vandever, Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner, and The Silver Ages.

Eagles announcer Merrill Reese and players Jalen Hurts, AJ Brown, Brandon Graham, Haason Reddick, and Jordan Davis all make appearances.

The album will be available for digital pre-order Oct. 29 via iTunes and a limited pressing of 1000 copies on vinyl will be available in late November via A Philly Special Christmas’ website. The album will be released Dec. 23.

Proceeds from the album will be donated to the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center in Philadelphia.

Here’s the official track listing:

  1. White Christmas
  2. Blue Christmas
  3. Merry Christmas Baby
  4. The Night Before Christmas
  5. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
  6. Silent Night
  7. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
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Saturdays just got more interesting.

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