michael buble christmas alb Michael Bubl� releases memoir and Christmas albumIt’s a big week for crooner Michael Bubl�. He’s releasing both a memoir (“Onstage Offstage: The Official Illustrated Memoir”) and a Christmas album this week, though he was hesitant to release a memoir at the young age of 36.

I guess I didn’t understand why people would want pictures of me,” Bubl� tells the Toronto Sun. “The way [my manager] talked me into it was he said,
‘Listen, kid, you always complain that people don’t who you really are
… Why don’t you go do this thing, do the photos, and you can tell you
fans a little bit about what you’re thinking. Who Michael Bubl� is. The
good, the bad.'”

Bubl�also tells the Sun a little about his new album, which features a duet with Shania Twain.

“It was a happy day; I love recording with [Shania]. This entire
record was the most important of probably of my life. Because I was
hugely affected by Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ record. It introduced
me to jazz music,” says Bubl�.

The track list is full of Christmas classics:

1. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

3. Jingle Bells [featuring the Puppini Sisters]

4. White Christmas [duet with Shania Twain]

5. All I Want For Christmas Is You

6. Holly Jolly Christmas

7. Santa Baby

8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

10. Silent Night

11. Blue Christmas

12. Cold December Night

13. I?ll Be Home For Christmas

14. Ave Maria

15. Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad” [duet with Thalia]

The album is out Monday (Oct. 24) and the book hits shelves Tuesday (Oct. 25). You can also see Bubl� starring in a holiday special, set to air on NBC in early December and he will appear on “Saturday Night Live” on Dec. 17.

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