Dionne Warwick and Chris Isaak are the latest stars getting into the festive mood early this year (04) - by recording their first Christmas albums.

Warwick will record classics with pals like Gladys Knight and Bebe Winans for MY FAVOURITE TIME OF THE YEAR, while crooner Isaak is also looking at an October (04) release for his CHRIS ISAAK CHRISTMAS album.

Isaak will rework standards like White Christmas, RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER, BLUE CHRISTMAS and SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN - a duet with STEVIE NICKS.

Other Christmas albums due this yule include festive treats by VANESSA WILLIAMS and Barenaked Ladies.

05/09/2004 21:00