Issak Gets Into A Holiday Mood

Chris Isaak is tossing his Santa hat into the ring with his first seasonal album, "Chris Isaak Christmas."

Chris Isaak is tossing his Santa hat into the ring with his first seasonal album, "Chris Isaak Christmas." Due Oct. 12 via Wicked Game Records/Reprise, the crooner's collection features 11 traditional songs and five originals to warm up the winter holidays, including a duet with Stevie Nicks.

Nicks appears on a version of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," which will likely be promoted to U.S. radio outlets during the upcoming holiday season. Other classics Isaak tackles with his band, the Silvertones, include "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Blue Christmas" and "Let it Snow."

The original offerings include three cuts reflecting holiday blues: "Washington Square," "Hey Santa!" and "Christmas on TV." Also featured is the spiritual "Brightest Star," as well as "Gotta Be Good."

Along with a host of appearances on talk shows during the season to promote the album, Isaak will star in a one-hour PBS special that will air around Thanksgiving.

A major market U.S. tour is also expected in support of "Chris Isaak Christmas." In the meantime, the artist has a nine-date Australian tour scheduled, kicking off Oct. 7 with the first of two shows in Melbourne.

Here is the "Chris Isaak Christmas" track list:

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" featuring Stevie Nicks
"Washington Square"
"Blue Christmas"
"The Christmas Song"
"Hey Santa!"
"Let It Snow"
"Christmas on TV"
"Pretty Paper"
"White Christmas"
"Mele Kalikimaka"
"Brightest Star"
"Last Month of the Year"
"Gotta Be Good"
"Auld Lang Syne"