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Micky Dolenz talks Christmas album, debuts Monkees holiday video (Includes interview)

Dolenz revealed that one of his personal favorite song on the album is “House Of Broken Gingerbread,” which is the fourth track featured on the collection. “Producer Adam Schlesinger wrote it with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. It is just a wonderful song,” he said.

He noted that the album’s closing tune, “Merry Christmas, Baby” channels his musical roots, which include such diverse artists as Otis Redding, Johnny Mathis, Sam Cooke, Little Richard, Fats Domino, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

The Monkees

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On March 8, 2019, The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith will be performing at The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island, as part of “The Monkees Present: The Mike and Micky Show.” This spring, he revealed that there will several show dates in New Zealand and Australia.

Their animated music video for “The Christmas Song” was released on December 17, 2018, on their YouTube channel. It was produced, directed and animated by Jonathan Nesmith and Susan Holloway. The song was produced by Christian Nesmith.

Their critically acclaimed holiday album, Christmas Party, is available on iTunes and on Amazon.

To learn more about The Monkees, check out their official website.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 18,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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