Summer is officially over with Columbia’s announcement that Bob Dylan will release his first collection of holiday songs, Christmas In The Heart, on October 13.
Keeping with the holiday spirit, Dylan’s U.S. royalties from sales of these recordings will be donated to Feeding America, guaranteeing that more than four million meals will be provided to more than 1.4 million people in need in the country during this year’s holiday season. However, the giving doesn’t stop with the Christmas season; all future U.S. royalties from this album will also be donated to Feeding America.
In the press release, Bob Dylan commented, “It’s a tragedy that more than 35 million people in this country alone – 12 million of those children – often go to bed hungry and wake up each morning unsure of where their next meal is coming from. I join the good people of Feeding America in the hope that our efforts can bring some food security to people in need during this holiday season.”
Songs to be performed on the album include: “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Little Drummer Boy” and “Must Be Santa.”