We must admit that when we first heard rumours that Kylie Minogue was planning a Christmas album we got chills - and not of the John Travolta variety, but now we’ve seen the roll call of guests she’s duetted with, we’ve warmed to the idea.
Iggy Pop anyone? Or maybe James Corden tickles your fancy more?
Both unlikely duet partners appear on the forthcoming Yuletide longplayer, cryptically titled ‘Kylie Christmas’, which, let’s face it, is going to be the campest thing since, well Christmas.
Rocker Iggy features on ‘Christmas Wrapping’, whilst Mr Corden has contributed his dulcet tones to a cover of Yazoo (and the Flying Picket’s) classic, ‘Only You’.
There’s even a posthumous duet with ol’ blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra and - calm yourselves - sister Dannii, although that particular track, an original disco-tinged festive number going by the name of ‘100 Degrees’ has been relegated to the Deluxe edition of the album.
Does that bode well? Who knows? We’ll just have to wait until the album is released in all it’s Christmassy glory on 13 November.
Meanwhile, tickets to Kylie’s Christmas show at London’s Royal Albert Hall sold out in under an hour when they went on sale on Friday morning.
The one-off gig promises to see the pop princess performing songs from her Christmas album as well as new versions of some of her biggest hits.
Full tracklisting for ‘Kylie Christmas’:
- It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town featuring Frank Sinatra
- Winter Wonderland
- Christmas Wrapping (with Iggy Pop)
- Only You (with James Corden)
- I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter
- Every Day's Like Christmas
- Let It Snow
- White December
- 2000 Miles
- Santa Baby
- Christmas Isn't Christmas 'Til You Get Here
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- Oh Santa*
- 100 Degrees (with Dannii Minogue)*
- Cried Out Christmas*
- It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (DVD)*
- 2000 Miles (DVD)*
- Christmas Isn't Christmas 'Til You Get Here (DVD)*
- 100 Degrees (with Dannii Minogue) (DVD)*
- I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter (DVD)*
- Oh Santa (DVD)*
*Deluxe edition only (poor Dannii)