Holiday music, when done incorrectly, can be unbearably cheesy. Schmaltzy tunes about mistletoe, red noses, and strolling mit-covered hand-in-hand through the snow release by the sled-load every single year. This makes it hard to willfully seek out new holiday releases, but, believe it or not, there are a number of albums from recent years that deserve a spin. Feliz Navidad! Four decades into their career, East L. Latin-rock party starters Los Lobos finally lent their irresistible stylings to holiday fare. Its predecessor dropped in
Why listen to something from when we could just loop Mariah Carey for two months straight? But with artists like Tyler the Creator, John Legend, and even RuPaul coming in to offer something fresh, it might be time to update those Christmas playlists with some of our best and brightest picks below. Calling on Tyler for the Dr. And while Sufjan is king of a good sad song, the track does ever so slightly lean into the cheery side of the holidays as he croons of pretending his seasonal sadness is gone just for Christmas Day. This is the track to play at the holiday party to get people moving after the post-Christmas-ham slump, or maybe to simply startle your more conservative side of the family. A Legendary Christmas opens not with a cover, but more like a remix, to a holiday classic. Ingrid Michaelson takes one of the most delicate songs of the holiday season, and absolutely nails it. With a reverberating string section and some incredibly crisp vocals, her version of the classic sounds full and chilling and sweet, just the way it should. The country music icon flexes her pop capability on this track as she shows off the soprano vocal range that made her famous. Plus, this one comes with a music video with some very cute home-style footage from Blacc himself.
While the traditional classics continue to take over our holiday playlists Mariah Carey, I'm looking at you , artists are still creating new songs that are soon to become our new favorites as we count down the days until Christmas. We The Kings finally took out their first Christmas album and their new song 'There is a Light' is one of two new originals songs they've written for the album. Singer Travis Clark told Seventeen the story behind the song. Realistically, it was probably an airplane Buy It Here. Lindsey is known for her violin skills, but it's her voice that takes over in her new song 'Warmer in the Winter'. Lindsey opened up to Seventeen about how the song came about.
Every winter the familiar sounds of traditional Christmas carols and holiday songs begins to fill the air. There are a lot of great Christmas classics , but there are also original Christmas songs being released every year. The best new Christmas songs are here and ready to join your holiday mix playlist, because old standards are fun, but you can only hear "White Christmas" so many times before you need to change it up. There is a wealth of new Christmas music being released in John Legend has three new tracks on A Legendary Christmas and RuPaul also has new Christmas songs on this year's Christmas album, interspersed between covers and remixes. It's also the season for singles.