A couple of things worth mentioning. We expect to get holiday sets this year (that were either promised for or hinted at last year) from India Arie as well as The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra. The set from the LCBO is expected in October from Concord Jazz. Country group Little Big Town (who were listed as "possible" all the way back in 2012) are apparently finishing up their Christmas set for release this fall. Haven't seen any recent updates on the long awaited Pat Benatar or Patty Smyth holiday records, but then again, I haven't really looked. And Avril Lavigne has made the rounds teasing a Christmas album...again. She sounds serious (yet still indefinite) this time around. We'll see.
Only just learned that some of the vinyl reissues promised last year have still yet to be released. Though the Kay Martin gem did eventually arrive (albeit not on green vinyl), the Original "Soul Christmas" collection and "Come On Christmas" by Dwight Yoakam are still pending with no official release date assigned. Meanwhile, the vinyl reissue of the Everly Brothers Christmas record may or may not have been cancelled altogether. I hate when that happens.
Of course, its still way too early to make your list of holiday music purchases for 2015, but at least you know that our List is back to keep you informed as the days til Christmas melt from months into a precious few.