New Christmas Music Releases 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
This Christmas brings more new album releases than we've ever
had before, so if you're looking for a new Christmas record, you've
come to the right place! We've got a list of the top new releases
out this year, including Glee, The Jersey Boys, Justin Bieber and many
Check out the list below and let us know which albums and songs
you are most looking forward to hearing this holiday
season. We have included some videos at the end of this post
from each of the albums for you to enjoy!
Selected Christmas Songs 2011
A Very She and Him Christmas - Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward
New girl on the singing scene, actress Zooey Deschanel lends her vocals to this classic mix of songs including Sleigh Ride, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. If you've ever seen the film 'Elf' with Jim Carrey, you'll have seen Deschanel singing before - and she's very good! A great record to buy if you're a fan of 50s style music.
Under the Mistletoe - Justin Bieber
If you haven't yet heard Justin Bieber's new release Mistletoe where have you been?! This album is full of guest-stars including Mariah Carey duetting with the Biebster on her famed track All I Want for Christmas is you, Busta Rhymes, Usher, Boyz II Men and more. The songs are a mix of new records and old classics performed in a new way, so there's definitely something for everyone on this album. To top it off he's also donating a portion of the proceeds of album sales to charity.
This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday Vol.2
Jack Johnson and Brushfire Records. This alternative Christmas album performed by signees of Johnson's record company Brushfire Records (and a few appearances from Johnson himself) features a lot of new original Christmas songs as well as a number of covers of classics, such as Frosty the Snowman and Jingle Bell Rock. A great choice for anyone who loves acoustic, folksy style music.
A Holiday Carole - Carole King
Famed singer, songwriter, pianist and Grammy award winner Carole King (rather aptly named for this time of year) releases this new Christmas album with the help of her daughter, Louise Goffin, acting as producer. Full of classic tunes as well as a Hanukah song thrown in for good measure (Chanukah Prayer), this is the perfect Christmas album for your mum and dad.
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2
Glee fans will be pleased to hear that the cast of Glee, as well as a few singers who featured on television show The Glee Project, have released another Christmas album - but this time, Diana Agron (Quinn) doesn't feature. Still, the album is chock-full of classics including All I Want for Christmas is You, Do They Know It's Christmas and Let it Snow. A must-have album for any fans of musicals, but especially for any Glee fans.
Christmas in DiverseCity - tobyMac
Another alternative Christmas album, this time featuring Owl City, Leigh Nash, Jamie Grace, Nirva Ready, toddiefunk and many more. There's a selection of Christmas classics on this album, all performed in new ways - Little Drummer Boy and Mary's Boy Child to name a few, but there are also a few new songs, such as Birth of Love and Santa'scomin'bakka'round! . A must-have album for any tobyMac fan, this is also a great album for any fan of alternative rock music.
The Most Wonderful Time of Year - Scott Weiland
A lovely easy-listening Christmas album, Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland sings the Christmas classics in this album full of holiday staples. Ideal for any Stone Temple Pilots or Velvet Revolver fans, this is a sweet and simple Christmas album - our only negative is that there are no new songs.
Christmas - Michael Buble
The lovely Michael Buble is back with a bang with this delightful Christmas album full of your favourite tunes - It's Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas, Silent Night, Cold December Night, Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, White Christmas and a new song, Santa Buddy (Santa Baby). Shania Twain, the Puppini Sisters and Thalia all guest-star on the album, making this a treat for fans of Shania especially as we haven't heard any new material from her in a long time. A fantastic album for all Buble fans!
Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three - Chicago
The 33rd album by the classic rockers Chicago, and their 3rd holiday album to date, this is a charming Christmas record with appearances by Dolly Parton, Bebe Winans and America. A wonderfully cute album with a cute name to match, O Christmas Three is full of Christmas classics and is perfect for kids and adults alike.
Seasons Greetings: Jersey Boys Christmas - Jersey Boys
Vocal harmony group Jersey Boys are releasing this lovely Christmas album that once again shows off their fantastic vocal range - full of Broadway-style Christmas classics in a soulful 50s style, this is a great album to add to your Christmas collection. A must-have album for all fans of doo-wop style music, this is a great alternative Christmas album that has the chance to become a real classic.
Songs of December - Paul Anka
The first Christmas record from music legend Paul Anka in over 50 years, this classic Christmas album by the original teen popstar Paul Anka is full of Yuletide classics, including Silver Bells and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
Best of the rest...
A Skaggs Family Christmas, Volume Two - Skaggs and the Whites. Full of traditional and new compositions in a mix of live and studio recordings.
A Farmhouse Christmas - Joey + Rory. 10 out of 12 songs on this album are new compositions or songs never released for Christmas before, released now so that the duo can give you a taste of Christmas in their 1870s farmhouse.
The Christmas Album - Libera. A boy's voice choir accompanied by a small orchestra, Libera have been described as 'little angels from the mean streets of London'.
The Classic Christmas Album - Tony Bennett. Grammy award-winning artist Tony Bennett picks his favourite Christmas releases in this new collection of songs.