Surfdog RecordsBrian Setzer returns on October 16 with Rockin’ Rudolph, his first Christmas studio album in a decade. The album features a dozen holiday themed songs including “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and, of course, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

“It’s been about 20 years since I made a Christmas record,” says the former Stray Cats frontman. “These songs are great songs. It doesn’t matter if they’re holiday songs or when they were written, they’re just great songs. The trick is to make them sound hip.”

Setzer and his Orchestra will support Rockin’ Rudolph with the 12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour.

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