A award-winning singer/songwriter who's had great lasting power is Phil Vassar and he's getting ready for the holidays with his next release, a 10-cut Christmas CD, "Noel". On the CD are five original songs and five holiday classics. On his website he says,"I've always dreamed of making a Christmas record. From the time I was a boy--listening to Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby and all the classic singers--I've wanted to do this...I love the way Christmas makes you feel. How it makes you slow down and re-evaluate your life."

His Christmas album will hit November 22. You can also get a free download of one album selection, Phil's version of "What Child Is This?", in People Country on newsstands now. Here's one of my favorite Phil Vassar videos, and ladies, I don't don't about you, but I LOVE the facial hair--terrific look!