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♪♫ Annie Lennox could make Christmas music cool

By Melissa Bell
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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