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Hey J-14ers!

Can you believe it? The holidays are right around the corner and just in time: A Very Special Christmas: Volume 7 -- featuring all my favorite artists is coming out November 23! Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Mitchel Musso, Ashley Tisdale, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Sean Kingston, Kristina DeBarge, Colbie Caillat, Leighton Meester, Gloriana, and more make the all-star line up for this compilation of holiday songs. And they don't disappoint!

These definitely aren't your typical Christmas carols, but they'll still totally get you into the holiday spirit and have you singing along! I was excited to hear some of my absolute favorite artists on there like Leighton Meester, Kellie Pickler, and Carrie Underwood! One of the highlights is Colbie Caillat's "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Colbie's unique vocals give the song a much needed face-lift, but still hold onto the tune's charm. Miley sings one of my favorite Christmas songs, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," with a full blast of energy. I would expect no less from her! Sean Kingston's version of "The Little Drummer Boy" mixes up the classic with fun beats and reggae fusion. I also am lovin' Leighton Meester's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)!" The Gossip girl is my pick for new artist to keep an eye on in the new year. And last but not least, Ashley Tisdale's vocals are perfect for the fun holiday song "Last Christmas!"

You know how giving is better than receiving this time of year? Bonus: proceeds from the album benefit The Special Olympics! Since the first Very Special Christmas compilation back in 1987, these Xmas albums have raised more than $100 million for the organization. Talk about Christmas cheer! If you're feeling especially generous this season, this CD is a perfect treat for a friend and yourself ;)! Check out www.veryspecialchristmas.com, help this great cause, and I'll see you rockin' around the Christmas tree this year!

Your J-14 intern, <3 Nicole

Photo of Miley: Sheryl Nields/Courtesy of Hollywood Records

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