According to Billboard, Gwen Stefani had always wanted to do a holiday album but never had the time. This album was put together quite quickly after getting the idea while on a run at her boyfriend Blake Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch. The first song “Christmas Eve” was created within minutes and recorded a week after she got the inspiration for the record.
The album features 12 songs a combination of classic covers and 6 original songs as well as an appearance of her boyfriend Sheldon on the lead track.
About the Album Stefani says “Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I am excited to share my new holiday album and the joy of this holiday season with everyone. I look forward to giving audiences a peek into our family’s favorite Christmas traditions and enjoying some of the music, old and new, that makes the holiday so special.”
Stefani will also be featured on an hour-long Christmas special, tomorrow Tuesday, December 12 at 9:00 PM ET on NBC. It will include music from the new album, along with holiday classics, comedy, and more.
Special guest appearances include five-time winning “Voice” coach Blake Shelton along with Chelsea Handler, Ken Jeong, Seth MacFarlane and Ne-Yo.