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VIDEO: Sugarland Spread Holiday Cheer!

11/11/2009 AT 10:45 AM EST

It's been a busy year for Sugarland – the duo starred in a primetime ABC special and produced their chart-topping CD/DVD release Live on the Inside – but they have one more treat for fans: Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles have released their first Christmas album Gold & Green.

Bush, 39, and Nettles, 35, show off their holiday spirit with a silly tongue-and-cheek Christmas commercial full of clichés, lights, good music and hot cocoa.

"I'm a sucker for Christmas music," Bush tells PEOPLE of making the album, adding that his favorite holiday tune is Frosty the Snowman.

But, Bush says, writing original Christmas music is "a harder thing to do then you might imagine ... You're comparing yourself against the 15 most classic Christmas records ever written."

Still, Bush, and his fellow band mate Nettles decided to take on the challenge and put together a unique mix of classic and original holiday tunes.

As for what's next, the pair are nominated for best duo and album of the year at the 43rd Annual Country Music Awards, which air Wednesday at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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