Jimmie Allen dropped his first-ever holiday release today, and it’s a fun, doo-wop tune called “What Does Christmas Mean.”
The duet finds Jimmie joining forces with songwriting and production duo Louis York as well as Nashville-based trio the Shindellas to create a sparkling toast to throwback Christmas magic. The festive track includes a horn section, sleigh bells and a lively piano line.
Louis York and the Shindellas first recorded this track for their 2017 EP Masterpiece Theater: Act III. With extra country flair from Jimmie, they re-imagined the tune for a new release in 2020.
For the “Best Shot” star, recording the song was a win-win: Not only did he get to celebrate the holidays, but he got to do it with two acts he admires. “I am a huge fan of Louis York and the Shindellas. I love what they have to say musically. And I am a big, big fan of Christmas,” Jimmie explains. “So being on this song with them is super special and fun.”
Before he gets to Christmas, however, Jimmie’s got Thanksgiving plans: He’s performing with Noah Cyrus during the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
By Carena Liptak
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