Gwen Stefani’s ‘Here This Christmas’ Will Be Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas Theme

by Jennifer Shea
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Hallmark has found its Christmas season theme song.

Gwen Stefani has a new original single titled Here This Christmas. The song will serve as the theme music for Hallmark’s upcoming Countdown to Christmas. 

Stefani’s Christmas Songs

OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and Brent Kutzle wrote the song as well as led production. The pop-rock pair is also preparing to release OneRepublic’s fifth studio album, “Human,” this December.

“Music… is central to Countdown to Christmas,” Michelle Vicary, EVP of Programming at Crown Media Family Networks, said in a press release. “We have always wanted our own holiday theme song. Having this opportunity to harness the incredible talents of Gwen Stefani and Ryan Tedder in the creation and recording of ‘Here This Christmas’ is a dream come true. [And] I am confident the single will add a whole new dimension to our seasonal programming event and become an instant holiday hit.”

According to Good Morning America, Stefani didn’t just sing “Here This Christmas.” She also recorded her own version of the classic song “Sleigh Ride.” 

Stefani included both songs on the reissue of the deluxe edition of her album “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” the Los Angeles Daily News reports. 

A Busy Holiday Season

In addition, Stefani shared some behind-the-scenes clips on her Twitter account Tuesday.

“A little behind the scenes with @RyanTedder!!” she tweeted. She says in addition, “Watch the video for #HereThisChristmas, the theme to @hallmarkchannel’s #CountdowntoChristmas, now.”

Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas special includes roughly 23 new original movies. It began on October 23rd.

Stefani is busy this holiday season. She’s back on “The Voice” as a coach. And she’s also been writing new music.

“Songwriting is the thing I’m the most proud of,” Stefani told the Orange County Register recently. “[It] makes me feel like I’m worthy of something and… like I’ve contributed to something. It’s such a personal healing and it’s a spiritual kind of thing for me, because I really don’t feel like I’ve ever had control over it.”

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