Penny LancasterSome artists resist the idea of doing Christmas albums because they think it'll be seen as a money grab, or because they think they're not far enough along in their careers yet to get away with it. But in Rod Stewart's case, he says he initially resisted doing one because of his rock-star ego.
Speaking to Billboard about his new holiday album, Merry Christmas, Baby, Rod says, "I think maybe I thought it was beneath me, years ago, to do a Christmas album. I thought, 'I'm a dyed-in-the-wool rocker. I cannot do Christmas albums -- or standards.'" read more ≫