Contact Us

The Band’s ‘Christmas Must Be Tonight’ Covered by the Explorers Club

Explorers Club
Burger Records

One of classic-rock’s most beloved original Christmas tunes, ‘Christmas Must Be Tonight’ by the Band, has been given a faithful new rendition by retro-pop act the Explorers Club. The track can be downloaded for free below.

Written by Robbie Robertson, ‘Christmas Must Be Tonight’ first appeared on the Band’s 1977 album, ‘Islands,’ a collection of previously unreleased tracks released to get out of their contract with Capitol Records. The move allowed the soundtrack to ‘The Last Waltz’ to be released on Warner Bros.

The Explorers Club are a South Carolina-based band that specialize in reliving the glory days of the AM-radio pop music that came out of Los Angeles during the mid ’60s to early ’70s. Their excellent 2012 album ‘Grand Hotel’ combines Beach Boys harmonies with such diverse instrumentation as electric sitars, horns and pedal-steel guitars.

Of the cover, frontman Jason Brewer recently told WFMU, “I’ve wanted to record that song for over 10 years, and I finally got a chance to do it … I’m not trying to make any money — just trying to have fun with this tune and give everybody a little holiday present.”

Stream and Download the Explorers Club’s Cover of ‘Christmas Must Be Tonight’

Next: Top 10 Christmas Songs

More From KOOL 98

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://98kool.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KOOL 98 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on KOOL 98 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!