News

Paul McCartney revamps Christmas classic

Paul McCartney revamps Christmas classic

'WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME:' Paul McCartney is rerecording the holiday classic. Photo: Associated Press

Sir Paul McCartney has reworked his Christmas song “Wonderful Christmastime” with a cappella group Straight No Chaser.

The former Beatle first had a hit with the holiday single in 1979, and now he’s giving it a makeover for the vocal act’s “Under the Influence: Holiday Edition EP,” which will be released on Oct. 29.

Straight No Chaser’s Don Nottingham says, “The list of musical living legends starts with Paul McCartney. If you’d asked me five years ago – or even five months ago – what collaboration would be totally unfathomable for me, I would have said McCartney. To have him on a song with us is totally unbelievable and a true honour.”

The group’s most recent Under The Influence album featured collaborations with Phil Collins, Rob Thomas, Dolly Parton, Seal and Jason Mraz.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

No. 1 Kentucky scores first 24 points, beats UCLA

From left, Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, Tyler Ulis, and head coach John Calipari pause for a moment during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Kentucky won 84-70.

Devin Booker had 19 points, and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday.

in Sports

Washington & San Diego secure wins on Saturday

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) looks for a receiver during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chargers won the game 41-38.

The Philadelphia Eagles are on the brink of elimination from the playoff race after a 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday.

in Sports

Saturday’s college football bowl game round-up

football genric image

LA-Lafayette, Utah State, Utah, Air Force and Bowling Green earned bowl game wins on Saturday.

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

randy-travis

A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Foxcatcher."

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

Bellingham Traffic