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R&B star John Legend is getting into the Christmas spirit a few months early for his first festive album.
The All of Me hitmaker has been busy revamping traditional songs for the holidays, and his wife, model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen, gave fans a sneak peak of what to expect in a post on her Instagram Story timeline on Tuesday (31Jul18).
She first shared a clip of the musician grooving to the tracks while listening through headphones on vacation in Bali, Indonesia, and captioned it, "John is very excited for his Christmas album!"
"In a tropical paradise...," she added on Twitter. "John excitedly listening to his Christmas album every day all day. He’s very excited for you guys to hear!"
Chrissy then uploaded a sweet video of a smiling John dancing to his version of What Christmas Means to Me as he cradled the couple's baby son Miles.
The festive tune has previously been covered by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jessica Simpson, Train, and Cee Lo Green.
John has yet to personally share details about the project, but he previously admitted releasing a Christmas album was on his wish list back in 2015.
"I look forward to doing a full Christmas album. That would be fun," Legend told Business Insider at the time. "When I'm with my side of the family, we sing every Christmas. We stand around the piano, we have a good time, so music is an important part of Christmas."
He also named carols like Silent Night and O Holy Night, as well as Donny Hathaway's song This Christmas, among his favourites.
Although the new material will be his first holiday album, John previously enjoyed festive success with Mariah Carey in 2011, when they recorded a duet version of her song When Christmas Comes in 2011.