Katharine McPhee is releasing her first Christmas album this year and is already in the holiday spirit -- even if it is August. "For someone who dreamed of being an artist and is a huge lover of Christmastime and the holiday season, I'm just so excited," McPhee tells PopEater.

Like her favorite Christmas albums from Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, McPhee is bringing her vocal prowess to holiday standards. "All of them, 'A Christmas Song' -- the one that goes "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire" -- 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,'" she says. "I love all of the songs."