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♪♫ Annie Lennox could make Christmas music cool

By Melissa Bell
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Annie Lennox (Dan Steinberg)

It's just about the time when every coffee store's stereo mysteriously gets stuck on the Christmas channel for the next ear-numbing six weeks. Thankfully, there is hope for the tried tunes of wintertime. Annie Lennox has shifted her dark and mysterious musical gaze onto a medley of songs for her new album, "A Christmas Cornucopia."

This is not the singer's first foray into Christmas music -- her recording of the song "Winter Wonderland" with her old band the Eurythmics came out 23 years ago -- but it is her first full-length album dedicated to the holiday.

These are Christmas carols I could get behind.

The singer will also appear at "Christmas In Washington," a televised concert special Dec. 12. Proceeds from the album will benefit the Annie Lennox Foundation, her charity that raises money for women's education and HIV/AIDS programs.

Here's a mix of her music, Christmas-ly inclined and not:

By Melissa Bell  | November 17, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
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