December 23, 2022
Eagles fans who didn't manage to snag a coveted, limited-edition vinyl copy of "A Philly Special Christmas" can now stream the album on Spotify and Apple Music.
The holiday compilation features Birds linemen Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata belting their takes on classics like "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." Recorded as a fundraiser for the Children's Crisis Treatment Center, the album quickly sold out all three of its pressings. The Dec. 9 pre-sale was wiped out in just two minutes.
According to executive producer and former Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin, the team hoped to raised $30,000 for charity through album sales. But the final tally was well over $250,000, the Inquirer reported. Those proceeds will benefit the CCTC, which provides behavioral health services to children who have suffered abuse, neglect or trauma.
"Your support is helping thousands of children have a Philly Special holiday season," Barwin tweeted. "We could not have done this without you."
A Philly Special Christmas pic.twitter.com/CSVtQxbEtO— Connor Barwin (@ConnorBarwin98) December 9, 2022
Not to be outdone, Philadelphia men's choir The Silver Ages contributes a rendition of "Silent Night" that spells out "E-A-G-L-E-S."