SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

October 26, 2007 09:00 ET

Warner Bros. Records to Release Soundtrack to "Fred Claus" on December 4, 2007

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - October 26, 2007) - This holiday season, Warner Bros. Records will release the soundtrack to the holiday comedy "Fred Claus" on December 4th, 2007. Filled with traditional Christmas pop favorites by such artists as the Jackson 5, Sinead O'Connor, and Leigh Nash from Sixpence None the Richer, the album will also be available digitally via all online retail outlets on November 13th, a few days after the movie hits theaters on November 9th.

The soundtrack includes classic Christmas tunes such as "Silent Night" from Irish songstress O'Connor, "Santa Claus Is Back In Town" from the legendary Elvis Presley, "Christmas Wrapping" from '80s experimental new wave band The Waitresses, and "Sleigh Ride" by famed girl group The Ronettes. It also features an original piece entitled "Suite From Fred Claus" from film score composer Christophe Beck.

About "Fred Claus"

Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) has lived his entire life in his brother's very large shadow. Fred tried, but could hardly live up to the example set by the younger Nicholas (Paul Giamatti), who was just a perfect... well... saint. True to form, Nicholas grew up to be the model of giving, while Fred became the polar opposite: a fast-talking repo man who's run out of luck and money. Over Mrs. Claus' objections, Nicholas agrees to help his brother on one condition: that he come to the North Pole and earn the money he needs by working in Santa's workshop. The trouble is that Fred isn't exactly elf material and, with Christmas fast approaching, Fred could jeopardize the jolliest holiday of the year. Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Silver Pictures Production, in association with David Dobkin Pictures and Jessie Nelson Productions, a Film by David Dobkin, "Fred Claus." The film is directed by David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers") from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman ("Cars"), story by Jessie Nelson ("I Am Sam") and Dan Fogelman. Joel Silver, Jessie Nelson and David Dobkin produced the film, with Paul Hitchcock serving as executive producer and Vince Vaughn co-producing.

"Fred Claus" stars Vince Vaughn ("Wedding Crashers"), Paul Giamatti ("Sideways"), Miranda Richardson ("Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"), John Michael Higgins ("The Break-Up"), Elizabeth Banks ("Spider-Man 3"), with Rachel Weisz ("The Constant Gardener"), with Kathy Bates ("Failure to Launch") and Kevin Spacey ("Superman Returns"). "Fred Claus" will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This film has been rated "PG" by the MPAA for "mild language and some rude humor." www.fredclaus.net. For downloadable information and photos from "Fred Claus," please visit http://press.warnerbros.com.

The track-listing for the soundtrack to "Fred Claus" is as follows:

1.  Jingle Bells -- Johnny Mercer
2.  Santa Claus Is Back In Town -- Elvis Presley
3.  Sleigh Ride -- The Ronettes
4.  Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) -- Doris Day
5.  I Want You For Christmas -- Russ Morgan & His Orchestra
6.  Santa Claus Is Coming To Town -- Jackson 5
7.  Christmas Wrapping -- The Waitresses
8.  Silent Night -- Sinead O'Connor
9.  Auld Lang Syne -- Guy Lombardo
10. Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World -- Israel "IZ"
    Kamakawiwo'ole
11. The First Noel -- Leigh Nash
12. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen -- Matt Turk with Matter & Gaby Moreno
13. Suite From Fred Claus -- Christophe Beck

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:
    Keren Poznansky
    Warner Bros. Records Publicity
    818 953-3421
    keren.poznansky@wbr.com