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Premiered September, 2004

Chris Isaak Christmas: A Soundstage special event

Usually during the spring and summer you can find Chris Isaak surfing at the beach, but this year he was in the studio singing up a White Christmas... in 100° weather.

When Isaak decided it was time to make the Christmas album he had always wanted to make, it was in the midst of the blazing hot California summer. What a perfect scenario for a Chris Isaak Christmas - Chris and his long time band decorated the studio, cranked the air-conditioner, and got in the holiday spirit to record this quintessential Christmas collection. Now Soundstage has captured this experience for television. Taped at the Soundstage studio this September, in Chicago, Chris and his long-time band perform some of his childhood favorites such as "Mele Kalikimaka" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" in addition to classic holiday standards ranging from "White Christmas" to "Chestnuts." Isaak also includes some holiday originals such as "Washington Square" and "Hey Santa." Other songs performed are "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Blue Christmas," "Let it Snow" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" to name a few. Joining Chris on a number of duets will be Michael Bublé, Brian McKnight, and Stevie Nicks.