With so much Christmas music out there, we thought it would be great to compile a selection of some of our favourite Christmas albums and songs.
We have covered an actual combination of genres and musical styles so we’re positive there’ll be something in there for you – and perhaps you’ll even discover some new Christmas albums this year!
Rend Collective – A Jolly Irish Christmas (Vol. 2)
The title of this album is precisely what you have to assume to hear from Rend Collective’s 2020 Christmas albums, though the songs do vary in style, and the release consists of numerous collaborations with the likes of Ellie Holcomb and We Are Messengers woven fantastically into the album.
This launch feels like an ideal combination of basic carols and authentic music, such as Today Is The Saviour’s Day which finds its way into our playlist this year.
Leslie Odom, Jr., The Christmas Album
If I told you that what “Little Drummer Boy”—a song long-since added to the Christmas music canon—needed was the infusion of global music sounds courtesy of the venerated Mzansi Youth Choir out of South Africa, would you believe me? It is the season for miracles, after all.
The Hamilton star was fearless when approaching his 2020 holiday LP, a decision that surprises, and delights. The Christmas album is a merry, merry affair that sparkles with a whole world’s worth of influences.
Steve Perry – The Season
Beloved musician Steve Perry is best known as the lead singer for Journey, but he’s also had a successful solo career over the last few decades. This year, Steve dropped The Season, a collection of Christmas classics.
The track list includes “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Silver Bells,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and more.
Darren Criss – A Very Darren Crissmas
Glee cast member Darren Criss just put out A Very Darren Christmas. The record includes Criss’s covers of holiday classics, including “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,” and a rendition of “(Everybody’s Waiting’ For) The Man With the Bag” featuring Adam Lambert.
Kristin Chenoweth – Happiness is… Christmas!
Renowned Broadway singer Kristin Chenoweth recently released Happiness Is… Christmas! a collection of Kristin’s renditions of holiday favourites, as well as original songs.
Josh Turner – King Size Manger
Released on October 8, 2021, country star Josh Turner’s King Size Manager is a must-listen for fans of the renowned singer and songwriter. It features Turner’s renditions of Christmas favourites like “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” and “Joy to the World,” as well as original tracks.