Magnolia Record Club’s Record of the Month for November 2017 was Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors’ first ever Christmas album, “The Neighborliest Christmas”. It features a variety of our founder and curator Drew and his wife Ellie Holcomb’s favorite Christmas songs. This limited edition Magnolia Record Club exclusive record was pressed on a festive green vinyl, a perfect fit for the Holidays.
The album had never been released on vinyl before its Magnolia Record Club premiere. The album artwork was done by Lightning Horse Industries.
This vinyl came with a personalized note from Ellie Holcomb.
Most of my Christmas memories are tied to music. Whether it’s the Christmas music that floats through every shopping mall and over the waves of the radio, the hymns and carols we would often gather to sing with family and friends the week before Christmas, the same record that my mom and dad would cue moments before me and my four siblings ran down the stairs to see what Santa had brought us, or the many years of recording and performing Christmas music with my dearest friend and husband, Drew Holcomb. I can’t really recall many moments around Christmas that are not anchored in a song. I think that is what makes my heart beat fast as I introduce “The Neighborliest Christmas” to you.
We’ve released a few Christmas records over the years with my husband’s incredible band, The Neighbors. We’ve had the privilege of recording many of the Christmas songs that we’ve held dear over the years, and we’ve been able to write and record our own Christmas songs as well. We’ve always tracked them live, so when you listen to these songs they feel like they captured a moment in time. They are warm and familiar, just like most of our Christmas memories.
“The Neighborliest Christmas” is a compilation record of our favorite Christmas songs that we’ve recorded over the years. We also decided to record “The Christmas Song” this year as a special addition to this beautiful collection. These songs are so closely tied to one of my favorite seasons and so many wonderful memories. Cheers to being cozy this Christmas as you listen to the heart and hearth-warming songs on this record!
Much Love and Merry Christmas.
Ellie Holcomb & Family