Can you believe it? Christmas is just 76 days away. Speaking of the holidays, a variety of artists will be releasing new holiday-themed albums to pepper in alongside those tried-and-true holiday music classics. Billboard reports they usually see a yearly spike in holiday-themed tunes on their AC chart following Thanksgiving, and this year is no different. The band 98 Degrees ' "Season of Love" came in at No. And of course, holiday music mainstay Mariah Carey lands on the chart at No.
Christmas Albums 2017
Either way, McCartney loves Decembers. Here are the best holiday albums released this year. When Elvis left the building 40 years ago, he left a lot of his music behind—more than he could have imagined. Skill and spirit find equal footing in this imaginative display of instrumental ingenuity from the Canadian purveyors of Spanish, French and Arabic musical traditions. More Winter Lives evokes the quiet grace and calm that accompanies snowscapes in forests and fields with a mix of reverence and wonder. The songs are hushed and atmospheric, boasting an ethereal ambiance that works as well as a nocturnal sojourn as it does a Christmas collection. Hauntingly beautiful, Twelve Tales of Christmas has the makings of a seasonal standard. Dear December is no exception, and while the aborted titles scratched out on the cover suggest other initial intents—leader Scott McCaughey originally planned to write a few holiday songs for another artist, then kept the riches for himself—the tracklsit shows he was primed for parody all the while. An all-star supporting cast including R. Ward, and Colin Meloy lends these largely secular songs a wide range of flavors and personalities.
You might never tire of listening to "All I Want For Christmas Is You" for the upteenth time this holiday season, but if you do want to branch out from Mariah Carey's classic, this list of new holiday albums for is for you. With new music from Sia and re-releases from Josh Groban and Reba McEntire, you won't be in danger of your holiday playlist ending before the eggnog is out. Click through the gallery to discover the festive sets that await. Featuring an album cover with frequent collaborator Maddie Ziegler, Sia delivers fun pop cheer. Listen here. The season 3 winner of American Idol embraces soul on her first holiday album. Uniting classic Elvis holiday performances like "Blue Christmas" with brand-new accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic, this album is sure to be a fan favorite. Just in time for the 20th anniversary of their album Snowed In , Hanson brings us the delightful Finally It's Christmas. The group's deluxe edition of their Christmas album — originally released last year — features new covers like "Deck the Halls" and "Hallelujah. Nothing's better than jazz renditions of classic Christmas songs by the fireplace or the Yule Log on your TV.
Pack away your jack-o'-lanterns, because it's time to get in the mood to deck the halls. If you're not quite ready to rush off to the store to stock up on eggnog and tinsel just yet, then you at least need to queue up a few of your favorite holiday songs. While you're at it, you might as well add some new holiday favorites to your Christmas playlist. If anything, this year may have more must-hear Christmas albums than usual. Pop fans are in for a treat because 98 Degrees, Hanson, and Gwen Stefani are all serving up albums full of holiday standbys, as well as new songs that you can jam to while you're decorating the tree.