The Essential Advent Calendar – December 18: Global Superstar Cellist HAUSER Releases New Holiday Short Film Christmas Special Part 2

Renowned international cellist HAUSER is spreading holiday cheer with the release of the second installment of his eventual forty-minute Christmas movie, featuring enchanting renditions of classic songs, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “Little Drummer Boy.” The visually captivating film was shot in Ogulin, Croatia, capturing the essence of Christmas joy, the beauty of spending time with your loved ones, and the true spirit of the holiday season – watch here.

The featured songs are part of HAUSER’s debut holiday album, CHRISTMAS via Sony Music Masterworks, which has already gained widespread acclaim for its unique arrangements of 14 beloved Christmas melodies. Christmas features a delightful selection of holiday perennials, including eight timeless seasonal carols: “Silent Night,” “Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful),” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “The First Noël,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “O Holy Night,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” and “Carol of the Bells” (based on an old Ukrainian song); four holiday classics from The Great American Songbook: “White Christmas,” “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas;” and two personal favorites close to HAUSER’s heart: “Laudate Dominum” and “Amazing Grace.” The captivating video for album lead single “Amazing Grace” was filmed at the prestigious French Pavilion in his homeland of Croatia. HAUSER’s mesmerizing performance in this exceptional setting adds a unique layer of charm to the song, demonstrating his virtuosity as a cellist. 

Adding to the Christmas celebration, HAUSER recently unveiled the first installment of his Christmas movie, titled ‘Christmas Special – Part 1,’ featuring performances of “O Holy Night,” “The Christmas Song,” “Silent Night,” and “Angels We Have Heard on High”in his native Croatia. HAUSER’s videos generate millions of views and have accumulated over 4 billion views to date! 

In an exciting development, HAUSER is set to embark on his first-ever solo U.S. tour in spring 2024, with dates kicking off on May 31 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL. The tour includes stops at iconic venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets for HAUSER’s 2024 U.S. tour are available now here.

HAUSER expresses his vision for the album, stating,

“I wanted everything to sound like classical music. Even those pop songs now sound so gorgeous in this instrumentation, with a huge orchestra. They really sound like classical masterpieces. I think people will be surprised to hear their favorite Christmas song in this romantic, ‘Hollywood’ style. I really wanted to recreate that.”

As HAUSER concludes,

“I wanted this to be the ultimate Christmas album,” aiming to capture every holiday mood, from “a fun Christmas to, I hope, a holy Christmas.”


  1. The First Noël
  2. White Christmas
  3. Carol of the Bells
  4. Little Town of Bethlehem
  5. Holy Night
  6. Silent Night
  7. Angels We Have Heard on High
  8. The Christmas Song
  9. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  11. The Little Drummer Boy
  12. Adeste Fideles
  13. Laudate Dominum
  14. Amazing Grace


Fri, May 31, 2024 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live

Sat, June 1, 2024 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

Sun, June 2, 2024 – Orlando, FL – Walt Disney Theater

Tues, June 4, 2024 – Virginia Beach, VA – Sandler Center

Wed, June 5, 2024 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

Thurs, June 6, 2024 – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall

Sat, June 8, 2024 -Toronto, ON – Massey Hall

Sun, June 9, 2024 – Detroit, MI – Fisher Theatre

Tues, June 11, 2024 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre

Thurs, June 13, 2024 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

Fri, June 14, 2024 – Chicago, IL – Ravinia Festival

Sat, June 15, 2024 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

Mon, June 17, 2024 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Performing Arts Center

Tues, June 18, 2024 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall

Thurs, June 20, 2024 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

Fri, June 21, 2024 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater

Sat, June 22, 2024 – Las Vegas, NV – Wynn Las Vegas – Encore Theater

Sun, June 23, 2024 – Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Tues, June 25, 2024 – Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Arts Center

Thurs, June 27, 2024 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre

Fri, June 28, 2024 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery

Sat, June 29, 2024 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater 


Fri, April 12, 2024 – Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Sat, April 13, 2024 – Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena

Wed, April 17, 2024 – Auckland, New Zealand – Spark Arena

Fri, April 19, 2024 – Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena

Sat, April 20. 2024 – Perth, Australia – RAC Arena


Fri, May 16, 2024 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dubai Opera

Sat, May 17, 2024 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dubai Opera


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