‘A Philly Special Christmas’ — Recorded in Conshy — Shoots to Top of End-of-Year Charts

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Image via A Philly Christmas Special at YouTube.
A Philly Special Christmas, the Philadelphia Eagles' fundraising effort for children's charities, sold extremely well in the last week of December.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ charity holiday album A Philly Special Christmas, recorded in Conshohocken, unsurprisingly topped four Billboard album charts in the week between Christmas and the New Year. Beatrice Forman reported its seasonal success in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The seven-track album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Compilation Album chart, a spot usually reserved for movie soundtracks and the Now That’s What I Call Music! series.

The release also hit the following Billboard milestones:

  • No. 4 Top Current Album
  • No. 8 Independent Album
  • No. 9 Top Album Sales

The concept for the holiday project allegedly began as a joke between center Jason Kelce and his O-line friends Jordan Mailata and Lane Johnson.

But after several rounds of the limited-edition green vinyl preorders sold out in minutes, the project became very real.

Even before it was officially released on Dec. 23, the recording sold 3,000 copies. Digital album sales and streaming equivalents in the week that followed bumped that number up by another 11,000.

The project, produced by The War on Drugs’ drummer Charlie Hall, has already raised more than $250,000 for the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center.

Read more about the late-December performance of A Philly Special Christmas at The Philadelphia Inquirer.


The Eagles Christmas album took its title from this unforgettable 2018 play during Super Bowl LII. It never gets old.

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