Seth MacFarlane to release a Christmas record

By Daniel S Levine,

Seth MacFarlane continues to dabble in all facets of the entertainment industry and, after snagging a Grammy nomination for his first album, he has no reason to stop recording music. The Family Guy creator will be releasing his second album soon - a Christmas album.

The album, which is still untitled, will reunite MacFarlane with composer/arranger Joel McNeely, who worked on Music Is Better Than Words in 2011, notes MTV News. MacFarlane will be backed by a 57-piece orchestra and it was recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

McNeely and MacFarlane picked well-known holiday classics, as well as a few lesser known tracks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While the full track list was not announced by Republic Records, it was confirmed that Norah Jones appears on “Little Jack Frost Get Lost” and Sara Bareilles sings on “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” It was also confirmed that “Let It Snow” and Lee Gordon’s “Christmas Dreaming” will be included.

Music is Better than Words earned two Grammy nominations. MacFarlane also earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing the Ted song “Everybody Needs A Best Friend.” His new film, A Million Ways To Die In The West, in which he acts as well, opens on May 30. McNeely composed the music for the film.

No release date has been set for the Christmas album.



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