98 Degrees Announces New Christmas Album

It has been 18 years since 98 Degrees launched their platinum selling Christmas album, This Christmas. So they think it is time for a follow-up and it lands on shelves everywhere on October 13th. The album is titled Let It Snow.

With the band celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album this year, the group’s Nick Lachey said in a statement that it feels like the perfect time to revisit their Christmas record and create a Volume Two. His brother and bandmate, Drew, added that the group agrees that This Christmas is their favorite record — but in the eyes of the band’s Jeffrey Timmons, what really made them want to create another Christmas album is the fact that holiday tunes are loved by all.

“We have primarily a female audience, but we’ll have guys come up to us and say, ‘You know what? I love the Christmas album; my mom bought it for me,'” Timmons said, adding with a laugh, “It’s bro code that the Christmas album’s allowed.”

The album will feature 12 new Christmas songs, including the title track, “What Christmas Means To Me,” “Little Saint Nick” and “Run Rudolph Run.” The full track listing, as well as the first song, will be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, enjoy their classic Christmas original “This Gift”:

To coincide with their new Christmas compilation, 98 Degrees is heading out on a 31-date holiday tour, which kicks off in Larchwood, Iowa on Nov. 10 and concludes just two days before Christmas in Primm, Nevada.

Klement Klark Klaus

K. Klark Klaus is a former professor of theology and, as an academic, abhors the titles of "writer" and "reporter". As a New Yorker he was prominent on his essays on religion for many decades before retiring with his wife to Vermont, where he raises reindeer and writes, er, opines for Christmas Weekly.