The Archies have returned with their first new album since 1971's This Is Love. Unfortunately, despite the involvement of Ron Dante, it sounds like this The Archies Christmas Album Featuring Betty & Veronica bears little resemblance to the band's previous incarnation as a bubblegum powerhouse. In fact, if Tim Sendra at AllMusic is to be believed the new album is quite a dud. I'm willing to take his word for it.
Also, It's too soon to think about Christmas.
UPDATE: An anonymous reader takes issue with Sendra's judgment. This video may help you make up your own mind.