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It may only be early September, but like we said, it's never too early to start talking about Christmas when it comes to the music industry's most important selling season. M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel are back together for a She & Him effort. Chicago and Ricky Skaggs sequel the holidays; Carole King takes a natural tack with her name. Justin Bieber hasn't announced his Christmas plans yet, but they're definitely in the works. Christian artist tobyMac is putting up the tree in early October.
Speaking of Christian artists and Christ and all that, Casting Crowns and Newsboys have new efforts too.
She & Him, "A Very She & Him Christmas," Oct. 25
tobyMac, "Christmas in Diverse City," Oct. 4
Ricky Skaggs, "A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume Two," Sept. 27
Chicago, "Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Tree," Oct. 4
Carole King, "A Holiday Carole," Nov. 1
Justin Bieber, TBA
Casting Crowns, "Come to the Well," Oct. 18
Newsboys, "God's Not Dead," Nov. 15