December 21 street date. Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc will release his first holiday album, "Christmas Funk" featuring eight original songs written by Blacc, and two classic cover songs by Wham! and Mariah Carey. "Christmas Funk is the type of holiday album I have been waiting to hear for a long time," says Aloe. "These new song concepts and stories are my interpretation of the time I spend with family and friends. I've been a fan of Motown and soulful Christmas songs since I was a young child. As much as I love Sinatra and Nat King Cole, I feel like the holiday spirit needed a funky revival. The eight new original songs are a perfect complement to the extra funky versions of two undeniable holiday classics, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," and "Last Christmas." I chose to cover these songs because the world deserves to feel the funk."