Carole's long career and previous associations suggest we may get a guest artist or two (James Taylor, perhaps?), but that's just me spitballing. The November rumors did indicate that the album would include at least one Hanukkah song. Several years back, King released the single "Love For Christmas", which can currently be found on the 2-CD set "Love Makes The World".
Grammy Award winning Country singer David Ball is also planning a holiday album. Ball, whose 1994 debut "Thinkin' Problem" was certified platinum, won the Grammy for his recording of "Old Folks At Home (Swanee River)", included on "Beautiful Dreamer", a various artists tribute album to the songs of Stephen Foster. The Christmas album will feature a good deal of original material and a few holiday favorites and is expected to be released in November.
The rock group Milkshake, whose music is targeted mostly to kids, show up on the release schedule with a holiday album slated for late fall. Milkshake was formed by Lisa Mathews and Mikel Gehl of the group Love Riot after they both became parents. They wanted to make music that their kids would enjoy but couldn't help but bring their rock music roots to the project. With 4 albums released to date and at least one Grammy nomination, Milkshake has been a tremendous hit with kids and parents alike. It'll be interesting to see what they can come up with on a holiday themed outing.