The third holiday TV special from Pentatonix, A Not So Silent Night, airs this evening on NBC at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Meanwhile, the a cappella group is on tour in support of Christmas Is Here!, their third full-length holiday album, and their fourth holiday release overall. But how did Pentatonix become “the Christmas group” in the first place?
“A cappella blends with Christmas so well, and that’s why we did our first Christmas EP, [2012’s PTXmas],” Pentatonix member Scott Hoying tells Billboard.
“‘Carol of the Bells’ did really well on YouTube, and it’s so much fun, so we made another album after that.”
All of the group’s Christmas releases since then — That’s Christmas to Me, A Pentatonix Christmas and Christmas Is Here — have reached the top 10 on the Billboard album chart.
But how does this most Christmas-y of groups celebrate the holiday themselves?
“We always watch It’s a Wonderful Life,” says Scott. “[My group mate] Kirsten Maldonado makes a ‘Happy Birthday, Jesus’ cake. I [listen] to classics with orchestra arrangements. That feels the most Christmas [to me] — besides Pentatonix.”
Tonight’s NBC special features Penn & Teller, Vegas headliners the Backstreet Boys, “The Middle” singer Maren Morris, and Kelly Clarkson, who tapped Pentatonix as her opening act a few years back.
The Pentatonix holiday tour will wrap up with four shows at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, with the final date scheduled for December 22.
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