Kris Allen Reveals “Waiting For Christmas” EP Cover Art (PHOTO)

Check out the cheeky cover art for Kris Allen’s upcoming Christmas EP!  The five song EP is coming soon, according to the American Idol season 8 winner. “Be on the lookout!” he tweeted, along with the photo.

The record will include “Holly Jolly Christmas” and more holiday favorites. Check out my recent interview with Kris Allen at the Little Kids Rock Gala in New York City HERE.

  • tripp_ncwy

    The full track listing includes;

    Holly Jolly Christmas
    White Christmas
    O Holy Night
    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    The Christmas Song

  • http://twitter.com/mcdeallover Sunny Mc

    This captures kris’ personality brilliantly.  Love BigDaddy as SantaClaus. Perfection!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    New label?

  • hoosiermama2

    Yes it does! Love it, and can’t wait to get it!

  • HermeticallySealed

    Not in the market for buying anyone’s Christmas music, but I think the cute cover will help set it apart come shopping time.  Though, I must say, with a humorous set up there, I’m surprised that there aren’t more fun songs (Jinglebell Rock, Rudolph, etc..).

  • http://twitter.com/vmq7013 Vincentia

    OMG!! I love this and can’t wait! LOL!

  • hoosiermama2

    I kinda agree with you about the track list not including more “fun” songs, but who knows. Kris may have a mashup or two thrown in there as a surprise!

  • MellyPer1692

    Is this a hard copy EP or only digital?

    Cute cover.

  • MargieIdol

    We don’t know what Kris is going to do with some of those songs. I’ll bet he could turn any of them “fun”.  However I would have loved it if he had written an original Christmas song for this EP like Brooke White and Tim Halperin did. I know he has high standards for his song writing; maybe he didn’t have enough time to get something right.

  • blackberryharvest

     

    Holly Jolly Christmas
    White Christmas
    O Holy Night
    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    The Christmas Song

    Holly Jolly Christmas, O Holy Night, and The Christmas Song are all on Scotty’s album also…it will be interesting to hear their different interpretations(I’m sure they will be different).

  • Incipit

    Not in the market for any new Christmas music either, but I love that cover – it just makes me smile. I expect the two of them to stick their thumbs out for the next 18 Wheeler that comes by – or Station Wagon full of kids, or maybe the Greyhound, or something…and go off on an adventure. It’s really cute.

    IMO.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Who’s the man on that picture as Santa?

  • elliegrll

    Kris’ tour manager, Sean Porter, aka @Bigdaddysays.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris said in an interview that he didn’t have time to write an original. He tried but it sucked.

  • http://twitter.com/buffyloverlori buffyloverlori

    I love the Cover Art and I can’t wait to get the EP. Kris is just so awesome, and I love Bigdaddysays on the cover as well. 

  • MellyPer1692

    Lol, based on that picture, Bigdaddy must only refer to girth, cuz he looks so short.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Not a fan of Christmas albums, but that cover is adorable – yes, just so Kris. 
    My fav Christmas song is “All I Want for Christmas Is You” – and not the Mariah version, but Vince Vance and the Valiants with the terrific Lisa Layne.  Think Kris would’ve done a nice job on that.

  • too-cool-for-school

    I love the cover! Really excited for this. I like Christmas music but I don’t often buy any of it. For Kris though, of course I will! His voice and style will lend itself nicely to these songs.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I totally love this cover art. I can’t wait to get it. I hope there are physical CDs. It would save me some thinking for this year’s family gifts.

  • DB987

    Cute!

  • Christopher Auyeung

    Pretty sure this album and PTXmas are going to be on repeat for me throughout December.

  • tripp_ncwy
  • isb77

    A physical CD would be nice, but I would think it would be too expensive to go that route.

  • b_james

    I want this now, please.  I’ve been listening to Christmas music nonstop already.

  • snappp

    Excited! There’s a 22 minute video of the Q & A during sound check in DC, where he answers about the tracklisting to the Christmas EP.

    He said “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” has sort of a baby-making vibe to it lol.

    Go to 3:55:
    http://youtu.be/rbetfWgScyk

  • http://twitter.com/S1ngPianoGuitar Amanda Spencer

    Can’t wait! LOVE the cover. It’s perfect! oooh and I think he said it was The Christmas Song with the baby making vibe… could be wrong, but check it out! Can’t wait! AH! I already said that, but that’s okay! haha

  • Triskel4

    I love this picture.  So adorable.  So dorky.  So Kris.  And Bigdaddy so totally fits into their group of goofballs.

  • mtlfan2

    aw love that art cover! so Kris :)
    Can’t wait to get it!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y2H6IQWNMTSNTCTWDP7TDFEKPY Linda

    I saw this on Kris’s twitter account and thought it was so cute. I get tired of hearing Christmas music from a week before Christmas until the 25th but I think this will be different:) Can’t wait to hear what Kris has done with these songs.

  • Incipit

    Kris posted an additional pic on his facebook.

    Hah! And there he is with the thumb out – hitch-hiking to Christmas. That’s the vibe I got from the first image. Cute.

  • mzbet

    Well, I guess I know what the wallpaper on my phone will be for the holidays lol

  • Pippygirl

    That picture is really adorable. I will purchase this although I dislike White Christmas and Holly Jolly Christmas will always mean Burl Ives to me.  Maybe Kris will make me change my mind about those songs (wouldn’t be the first time).

  • mzhallcat

    Love the cover art. As someone said above, it is just so Kris. I need some new Christmas music so I’m excited. Can’t wait to see how Kris puts his own personal touch on these classics.

  • almondean88

    This is without a doubt the most adorable, funny, silly cover art for any Christmas EP.  I love it!  Bonus, no label exec had to approve it.  This has the same flare that Kris’s video for AWM had.  I can’t wait to hear what Kris does with these Christmas songs.

  • almondean88

    This is without a doubt the most adorable, funny, silly cover art for any Christmas EP.  I love it!  Bonus, no label exec had to approve it.  This has the same flare that Kris’s video for AWM had.  I can’t wait to hear what Kris does with these Christmas songs.

  • girlygirltoo

    Love the cover art and the other photo Kris posted. They are just so “him”.

    I’m not a big fan of Xmas music — I don’t have any Xmas albums and I don’t even listen to Xmas musi (except on Xmas eve/Christmas Day). But I’m looking forward to getting this, because I know Kris will do a great job with the songs. :)

  • parsenip

    However I would have loved it if he had written an original Christmas song for this EP like Brooke White and Tim Halperin did.

    We really are overdue for a new Christmas classic – when was the last time someone penned one for the ages?  I hope Kris has more time next year to give it another try.   Judging by that adorable cover, he’s not lacking in holiday inspiration.

  • seldomused

    Cute cover!  Not really a Kris fan, but gotta hand it to him, love that cover!

  • vtu

    Love it!  I have mp3s of several Kris Christmas songs from years past, but I’m looking forward to hearing the new versions, too.

  • http://twitter.com/krisjonin Jonins

    Love the cover art and the hitchhiking pic. I sure hope that they consider having a physical CD of it. I’m a tactile person – I want that I can hold and feel it with my hands. And since I can’t touch the actual Kris, a physical pic will do LOL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XXSLI7N743VHTVVLKWCC4MPBVI Elizabeth

    What a pleasant surprise to come here and find this ever so adorable and “so Kris” Xmas album cover.  Can’t wait for the music – I know it will be totally worth it.

  • http://MJO judes

    Love the cover -its so Kris. However regarding the songs- I can understand Kris not wanting to be too frivilous about the them. Afterall he is a Christian & there wouldn’t be Christmas were it not for “Christ’s’ birth. I am sure I am going to love them as I have in the past when he’s done versions of Christmas songs. I just hope they are available on our i-Tunes.

  • http://twitter.com/dy7764 dy

    I can’t wait to pick this up! Merry Krismas! I didn’t see anyone comment on this because it is old news, perhaps, but his guitarist Andrew worked on the EP with him. So you know some of these old classics will definitely get a little rework. Going to be great!

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    Not a big Kris fan, but I love that cover art and i love Christmas music. I’ll probably check out his versions of O Holy Night and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I love Christmas music and Kris Allen’s heart felt Christmas songs will be on my must have list.