Release date: October 2008
"I'll Be Home for Christmas" is a holiday album by Brian McKnight, released on Oct 7, 2008 by Razor & Tie Music.
"Over the last ten years, I figured out people wanted their Christmas music to sound like Christmas music. That's what it's supposed to be. When we think about Christmas, we think about Charlie Brown Christmas and Burl Ives. That's what really gets you in the spirit; it's not the contemporary songs about Christmas that you remember 20 years down the road. So I wanted to make a very traditional-sounding record and then sprinkle in a little bit of Brian McKnight here and there. I did most of it live. It's all big band and the orchestra and I did it in a six days. I tried to make a record by considering that if I was making it in 1965, how would I do it? That's the approach I went for." - Brian about "I'll Be Home for Christmas"