Colbie Caillat will release her first album of holiday music entitled ‘Christmas In The Sand’ on October 23rd via Republic Records. The album features four original Christmas songs, including the title track, which the Malibu singer songwriter penned along with Jason Reeves and Kara DioGuardi. In addition, Caillat recorded her take on holiday classics such as ‘Merry Christmas Baby’, featuring Brad Paisley on vocals and guitar, and ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’, featuring vocals from Gavin DeGraw. Colbie’s father Ken Caillat produced the album.
“I have so many warm and sunny memories of Christmas, literally and figuratively,” Colbie said. “Christmas means family, tradition, and the spirit of giving and sharing, but when you grow up in California, it can also mean sunshine and a beach day! I wanted to share all these wonderful feelings with my fans. It’s an album I’ve always wanted to make and was it was more gratifying having made it with my dad.”
Colbie made the song choices while vacationing a small island in Bali. “I was staying in this tiny hut,” Colbie explained. “It was beautiful and sunny and the people were warm and wonderful. But I spent a lot of time listening to Christmas songs – and picked the ones I love to sing most of all. It was perfect for an album called Christmas in the Sand.” Other originals on the album are ‘Mistletoe’, written by Colbie, Stacy Blue and Mikal Blue, ‘Everyday is Christmas’, written by Colbie, Jason and Kara, and Happy Christmas, written by Colbie and Toby Gad.