In the midst of a prolific release schedule, Sufjan Stevens managed to spend one week almost every year to record an EP of Christmas songs as a gift for family and friends.

In the midst of a prolific release schedule, Sufjan Stevens managed to spend one week almost every year to record an EP of Christmas songs as a gift for family and friends. On Nov. 21, Asthmatic Kitty will release a boxed set of these five collections, dubbed "Songs of Christmas," which include both sacred and secular classics like "Silent Night," "Jingle Bells" and "The Little Drummer Boy."

Each release contains several holiday originals by the quirky songwriter. The package is enriched with Christmas stickers, liner notes and short stories by Stevens, a Christmas essay by author Rick Moody, a songbook with lyric sheets and chord charts and an animated music video by Tom Eaton.

As previously reported, Stevens will be debuting new material during his fall tour, which begins Sept. 11 at Nashille's Ryman Auditorium.

Here is the track list for "Songs of Christmas":

"Noel: Songs for Christmas, Vol. I"
"Silent Night"
"O Come O Come Emmanuel"
"We're Goin' to the Country!"
"Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming"
"It's Christmas! Let's Be Glad!"
"Holy Holy, etc."
"Amazing Grace"

"Hark!: Songs for Christmas, Vol. II"
"Angels We Have Heard on High"
"Put the Lights on the Tree"
"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing"
"I Saw Three Ships"
"Only at Christmas Time"
"Once in Royal David's City"
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!"
"What Child Is This Anyway?"
"Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella"

"Ding! Dong!: Songs for Christmas, Vol. III"
"O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
"Come on! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!"
"We Three Kings"
"O Holy Night"
"That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!"
"Ding! Dong!"
"All the King's Horns"
"The Friendly Beasts"

"Joy: Songs for Christmas, Vol. IV"
"The Little Drummer Boy"
"Away In A Manger"
"Hey Guys! It's Christmas Time!"
"The First Noel"
"Did I Make You Cry On Christmas Day? (Well, You Deserved It!)"
"The Incarnation"
"Joy To The World"

"Peace: Songs for Christmas, Vol. V"
"Once in Royal David's City"
"Get Behind Me, Santa!"
"Jingle Bells"
"Christmas in July"
"Lo! How A Rose E'er Blooming"
"Jupiter Winter"
"Sister Winter"
"O Come O Come Emmanuel"
"Star of Wonder"
"Holy, Holy, Holy"
"The Winter Solstice"

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