Though it’s not even time for Thanksgiving yet, the holiday music season is in full effect. This year, the charge was kicked off with the arrival of Anthony Hamilton‘s soulful contribution, Home for the Holidays. The album, which finds the singer getting us all in the Christmas spirit with classic holiday tunes and even a few originals, has been a long time coming from the veteran soul man. So, of course SoulBounce had to have a conversation with the man himself about the album, his cast of collaborators (which include ZZ Ward, Gavin DeGraw and the legendary Chaka Khan), his upcoming tour and his favorite holiday memories. Roast some chestnuts on an open fire and read on to see what Mr. Hamilton had to say.