Skip navigation! Story from Music. Just because this year has been, well, what it's been doesn't mean that the holidays are canceled. Sure, you'll probably have to give up your annual fix of seeing The Nutcracker Ballet live or cancel your fireball-fueled Hanukkah party, but no matter what, winter will come, and that means that the holidays are still on.
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Christmas music is an essential part of the holiday season. After all, nothing makes you feel like you're in a Hallmark Christmas movie more than walking down a snow-covered street to the sound of seasonal hits wafting out from nearby businesses. If we're being honest, even a quick trip to the mall for last-minute stocking stuffers can feel festive if there's a holiday playlist on the radio. Because Christmas music is so important, it's absolutely critical that you get your holiday music mix right — and that means being up to date on the best new Christmas albums coming out this year. As a genre, Christmas music is based on covers and re-imaginations of old carols. However, each year, talented artists put their own spin on things and sometimes even release new Christmas songs that become instant classics. Ahead, we've found the best new Christmas albums you can look forward to in , from artists in genres like country, jazz, pop, and more. Now all that's left to do is sit back with a cup of cocoa and start listening.
While we're not sure how Christmas is going to look, one thing we can always count on is festive music to give us that warm, fuzzy feeling. Albums from the likes of Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson and Mariah Carey are staples that we return to each and every year, and there are a ton of newly-released yuletide collections that hope to be soundtracking our roast dinners and cracker opening for decades to come. Here's our guide to the biggest and best Christmas albums released in time for 's holiday season. You could say Carrie Underwood was keen to get into the Christmas spirit, releasing her first holiday album My Gift back in September. Recorded at Abbey Road, the jazz singer says the album is " a world of classic songwriting" that has led to "something uncynical and adventurous that could be something you feel like reaching for every year.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. It's never too early to check your Christmas album list twice to see which fresh Santa songs will make it into rotation this year at what will surely be a strange holiday. Luckily, there are plenty of excellent options to choose from, including a sprig of cheer from Dolly Parton , as well as collections of classics and some new tunes from Carrie Underwood , Meghan Trainor , JoJo and Jonas Brothers. See our First Stream holiday list of albums and songs to check out below. Carrie Underwood, My Gift. Country superstar Underwood got a jump on the holiday rush early by dropping her song collection in September. Plus, John Legend joins her on "Hallelujah. Premium music for slow-dancing under the mistletoe.