Is the eggnog spiked, or have an exorbitant glut of Christmas albums come out in the last few weeks? Well, all the better given the doozy of a year has been. We surely could use all the glad tidings and yuletide cheer the music industry wants to shine down upon our Twitter-torn and Facebook-frayed nerves this holiday season. While we may be losing the historically awful "Baby It's Cold Outside" from the Christmas playlist rotation, perhaps the next seasonal fave of the new generation will turn up in the latest crop of jovial blessings celebrating the birth of Sweet Baby Jesus from across the sonic spectrum. He had last appeared on the Hot dated Aug. Talk about a Christmas miracle! Merry Christmas! One of the toughest challenges for any songwriter is coming up with an original Christmas song that's not a retread of an already established favorite. What we have here are not only great new compositions but entire albums full of them by four talented American music acts. For his follow-up to last year's Close Ties , Rodney Crowell issues musings on the modern trappings of the holiday season with Christmas Everywhere in a bluesy country rock shuffle so timeless it's a wonder what took him so long to get this cheer out into the world.
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Christmas Albums 2018
Update : Since publishing our list of 40 new Christmas albums the holiday music machine churned out a few more notables for a new total of 50 albums. Enjoy these new, last-minute recommendations for your holiday playlist. The yearly jingle bell-bottleneck is a modern pop music phenomenon. Whether artists are propelled by morality, money or Mariah Carey, we just want to know: is anything in the slush pile worthy of the Christmas canon?
15 New Christmas Albums That We're Fa-La-La-Ling in Love With This Season
It may seem a tad too early to think about Christmas, but before you know it you'll be singing along to 'Last Christmas' like the whole year didn't happen. And with each Christmas, comes a few new Christmas albums. Last year, we had releases from Keane's Tom Chaplin and Elvis Presley, so what festive treats can we expect this year? Stevie Wonder will guest star on the record, which includes both covers of classics and brand new songs. Vocal powerhouse Jessie J will release her first Christmas album this year, including plenty of classic covers.
But season after season it starts to feel like every shop is playing the same muzak CD starring Alvin And The Chipmunks. Here are the best Christmas albums of Even Slowhand got in the holiday spirit this year.