LISTEN: Backstreet's Back, With a New Backstreet Boys Christmas Song, 'It's Christmas Time Again'

In Celebs by Kim Muraro , on Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 6:05 AM (PST)
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It's the First Release for the Reunited Original Lineup of BSB

The original lineup of the Backstreet Boys has reunited, and the group is celebrating the occasion by celebrating the holiday season: with a new Christmas song.

"It's Christmas Time Again" was co-written by BSB-ers Nick Carter and Howie Dorough, and it's the band's first single since original member Kevin Richardson re-joined the group.

"We're so proud of this new song," Carter told AOL Music. "There aren't that many original holiday songs out there -- which is so crazy to say -- and we really feel we made a timeless contribution to the season and a song our kids will be listening to. Plus, we have our boy Kevin back in the studio with us. This is a really exciting time."

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The band, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013, taped a performance of the new holiday tune for ABC's Christmas Day Parade special at Disneyland, and they're working on a new studio album that will be released next year.

Also coming next year: a chance for the most devoted BSB fans to cruise with the guys. The band is setting sail with fans on Carnival's Imagination ship, from Miami, October 25-28, 2013, and yes, tickets are still available.

Meanwhile, "It's Christmas Time Again" is now available on iTunes, and you can get a sneak peek, er, listen, below: