Christmas Music News

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You will have to search through a good deal of Christmas music online this Christmas to find anything as remotely as engaging as Sam Smith brand new take on 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'.
Let The Killers Fuel Your Christmas Party
Let The Killers Fuel Your Christmas Party
The Killers are back for more Christmas fun and this time they've brought Jimmy Kimmel along for the ride on their Christmas number together called Joel, The Lump of Coal.
Hootie And The Snow-Wish
Hootie And The Snow-Wish
Country star Darius Rucker has just released his first foray into the Christmas music market with 'Home For The Holidays' which includes 2 originals and a batch of classic covers.
Glory Be The New Born King Record
Glory Be The New Born King Record
Donna King is perhaps best known for her work with Christian band Hope's Call but she has struck out on her own for Christmas 2014 with a new collection of Christmas songs called Song For Noel.
Driving Home For Christmas With The Duke Boys
Driving Home For Christmas With The Duke Boys
Best known for their Dukes of Hazzard TV programme John Schneider and Tom Wopat get together for the first time in a musical context for a lovingly produced album called 'Home For Christmas'.
Band Aid Sticking Around For Some Time Yet
Band Aid Sticking Around For Some Time Yet
It may be with us for 30 years now but Band Aid proves that it is the gift that keeps on giving with a 2014 version of 'Do They Know Its Christmas' due for release in the next few days.
Merry Christmas Darlene
Merry Christmas Darlene
With Letterman on its last legs that great Christmas tradition that involves Darlene Love reprising her version of Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) on the Christmas edition of the show means it will unlikely grace our TV screens hence forth.
Christmas Through The Years With Kenny
Christmas Through The Years With Kenny
Kenny Rogers has over 3 decades of Christmas tours behind him and 2014 is no different with the country star about to embark on a month long tour which will include all of his Christmas favourites.
Let It Go, Let It Go, Let It Go
Let It Go, Let It Go, Let It Go
Idina Menzel's first Christmas album has already hit the stores and it is proving to be the perfect Christmas accompaniment for fans of Frozen.
Christmas Music For Both Upstairs and Downstairs
Christmas Music For Both Upstairs and Downstairs
Fans of the TV series Downton Abbey can have no complaints this Christmas as a 45-track album of Christmas songs featuring members of the cast is due for release in early November.
Get Into Christmas With The Jackson Jive
Get Into Christmas With The Jackson Jive
Country star Alan Jackson is reissuing his 2002 album 'Let It Be Christmas' in time for Christmas 2014.
How We Are Guaranteed A White Christmas
How We Are Guaranteed A White Christmas
Earth, Wind and Fire should be onto a Boogie Winter Wonderland with their upcoming Christmas album ‘Holiday’ featuring main man Maurice White on vocals.
Sinatra Jingles All The Way
Sinatra Jingles All The Way
Legacy Recordings have a feast of classic Christmas albums on the way for the 2014 season with several unreleased tracks from the likes of Sinatra and Mathis to sweeten the deal.
Now All Your Christmases Can Be White
Now All Your Christmases Can Be White
The Diamond Anniversary Edition of White Christmas promises to be a boon for fans of the movie with plenty of extras including a 12-track CD of festive gems.
Koz For Christmas Celebration
Koz For Christmas Celebration
Dave Koz is about to release a new Christmas album for 2014 with ‘The 25th of December’ featuring duets with a whole host of big name stars.
New Christmas Songs for 2014
New Christmas Songs for 2014
Christmas is almost upon us so to get you excited about all things musical for the holidays in 2014 we’ve compiled a list of the most eagerly awaited yuletide releases this year.
Here Are Some Paper Angels To Go With Your Snow Ones
Here Are Some Paper Angels To Go With Your Snow Ones
Jimmy Wayne will be making merry this Christmas with a pair of new Christmas songs which will feature in his 2014 movie 'Paper Angels'.
Experience The Spirit of Christmas This September
Experience The Spirit of Christmas This September
More details have emerged about Michael W. Smith's upcoming Christmas album 'The Spirit of Christmas' with Bono and Michael McDonald confirmed as notable contributors.
Best Christmas Songs Ever From One Direction
Best Christmas Songs Ever From One Direction
Niall Horan from One Direction has revealed his innermost Christmas dream of recording a hip-hop festive album with Snoop Dog.
Where There Is Rimes There Is Reason To Be Cheerful Over The Holidays
Where There Is Rimes There Is Reason To Be Cheerful Over The Holidays
LeAnn Rimes has officially announced that the first of a planned trio of Christmas albums will be coming our way this Christmas.
A Christmas Album From The Snow Queen
A Christmas Album From The Snow Queen
Broadway singer and voice of Queen Elsa from 'Frozen' Idina Menzel is recording her debut Christmas album which will include at least one original recording.
Another Christmas Album To Get Smith-en About
Another Christmas Album To Get Smith-en About
As one of the most prolific Christmas artists in the world it comes as no surprise that Christmas 2014 will see a new Michael W. Smith record help to make the season bright.
Jennifer Lopez Headed For The Ice Block
Jennifer Lopez Headed For The Ice Block
Jennifer Lopez is planning a Christmas album for 2015 which will be a recipe for her unique renditions of Christmas standards.
All I Want For Christmas Is Goo-fy
All I Want For Christmas Is Goo-fy
There is mounting speculation that Mariah Carey could be about to record a new Christmas album with a host of Disney characters for the 2014 festive season.
Time To Start Dreaming About A White Christmas
Time To Start Dreaming About A White Christmas
Aled Jones will be making his West End acting debut in Christmas 2014 with the stage production of Bing Crosby's famous 'White Christmas'.
A Christmas Album For Family Guys, Gals, Boys and Girls
A Christmas Album For Family Guys, Gals, Boys and Girls
You might know Seth McFarlane for his TV work but he has recorded a blockbuster Christmas album for release in Winter 2014.
Rimes Has Good Reasons For Thinking About Christmas
Rimes Has Good Reasons For Thinking About Christmas
LeAnn Rimes is currently recording a new Christmas album in L.A., which will be the follow-up to her 2004 yuletide collection 'What A Wonderful World'.
Take A Look At The Driver Next To You This Christmas
Take A Look At The Driver Next To You This Christmas
Take your chance to celebrate one of the 1980's most iconic Christmas songs 'Driving Home For Christmas' as Chris Rea tours Britain and Ireland all over December 2014.
Some Fowl Christmas Humour From Elton John
Some Fowl Christmas Humour From Elton John
Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' 40th anniversary special edition features a little known but entirely loveable Christmas b-side of his.
Where Does Rudolph Rank-In Your Favourite Christmas Movies?
Where Does Rudolph Rank-In Your Favourite Christmas Movies?
The recent death of Arthur Rankin reminds us of his great Christmas legacy in the form of several animated shorts dedicated with the season.
No More Please Clean My Home
No More Please Clean My Home
A new documentary featuring the nearly women of the music industry includes Christmas icon Darlene Love who has thankfully bucked the trend.
Come and Get Your Festive Happiness
Come and Get Your Festive Happiness
Christmas is for the kids and who better to sing for them over the holidays than the most famous child actress of them all Shirley Temple who died earlier this week on February 10, 2014.
All I Want For Christmas Is Roc and Roes New Book
All I Want For Christmas Is Roc and Roes New Book
Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon and their young twins are already preparing for Christmas 2014 with a musical picture book called Roc and Roes Twelve Days of Christmas
Buon Natale, Mele Kalikimaka, Feliz Navidad, Maligayang Pasko, Merry Christmas Everyone!
Buon Natale, Mele Kalikimaka, Feliz Navidad, Maligayang Pasko, Merry Christmas Everyone!
Doesn't matter what way you say 'Merry Christmas' or in what language you say it in the sentiments are still the same. Merry Christmas to you.
The Welsh Valley's Are Alive And Well This Christmas
The Welsh Valley's Are Alive And Well This Christmas
Fresh from their impressive performance on Britain's Got Talent operatic duo Adam and Richard have just released their debut Christmas album of old time carols.
There's Nothing Dodgy About This Festive Compilation
There's Nothing Dodgy About This Festive Compilation
Following in the wake of 2011's 'Festivus' Highline Records have gathered a slew of indie luminaries for the follow up to ensure you can have an indie Christmas if you so wish.
This Year's List of Most Played Christmas Songs Just Announced
This Year's List of Most Played Christmas Songs Just Announced
There aren't too many surprises in the list of the most popular radio playlisted Christmas songs but the renditions that take home the laurels may just raise a couple of bushy eyebrows.
The Biggest Selling Christmas Albums in 2013
The Biggest Selling Christmas Albums in 2013
It has been a big year for new Christmas music and the Billboard Holiday Chart proves it with a raft of 2013 releases making up the Top 10.
Wriggle Your Retrobot To This Christmas Song
Wriggle Your Retrobot To This Christmas Song
The Retrobot's 'Christmas Robot' just screams novelty hit but if any season can support such sonic lunacy it is Christmas. No. 1 here we come!
A Special Captain's Yulelog For Christmas 2013
A Special Captain's Yulelog For Christmas 2013
Captain Picard may usually come across a stern enough chap but once the season kicks in he patrols the bridge of the Enterprise with a merry old Christmas tune on his lips.
We're Already Looking Forward To Next Christmas Thanks To R. Kelly
We're Already Looking Forward To Next Christmas Thanks To R. Kelly
R. Kelly is certainly getting in early with the announcement that he will be releasing his first Christmas album '12 Nights of Christmas' in December 2014.
It's Time For A Celebration With Kool and The Gang
It's Time For A Celebration With Kool and The Gang
Kool and the Gang may have started out way back in the 1960's but they are only now finding their Christmas mojo with new album 'Kool For The Holidays'.
The Piano Guys Offer The Key To A Good Christmas
The Piano Guys Offer The Key To A Good Christmas
The Piano Guys new Christmas album 'A Family Christmas' is a joyful retelling of the festive standards that hallmark each Christmas season.
Recapturing The Old Spirit of Christmas Music
Recapturing The Old Spirit of Christmas Music
The Florin Street Band have created a new Christmas anthem called ‘My Favourite Time of Year’ with a sumptuous video and all proceeds going to charity.
And She, Upon The Snowflakes Lay
And She, Upon The Snowflakes Lay
Laurie Cameron has made her Christmas song available for free download so you don't feel obliged to pay her what it is worth. Namely, a lot. A true gift for Christmas 2013.
A Change Is As Good As A Holiday
A Change Is As Good As A Holiday
If you love when they just sing the blues over the holidays for a great cause then Low Down Dirty Christmas should be your first port of call from multinational group Playing For Change.
Lots To Be Gleeful About This Christmas
Lots To Be Gleeful About This Christmas
The cast of popular TV show Glee are back for the 4th collection of exuberant covers of old Christmas favourites like Away In A Manger and Rockin Around The Christmas Tree.
You Do Not Have To Be Alone This Christmas Thanks To Heart
You Do Not Have To Be Alone This Christmas Thanks To Heart
The Wilson sisters scored plenty of hits during their pomp in the 1980's but have only now chosen to give us some Christmas material.
Deacon Blue Put The Dignity Back Into Christmas Music
Deacon Blue Put The Dignity Back Into Christmas Music
80's heroes Deacon Blue, they of the 'Real Gone Kid' fame, are about to release their first Christmas record with 'You'll Know It's Christmas' featuring 3 brand new songs.
Matthew Morrison Makes A Case For Don't Stop Believing
Matthew Morrison Makes A Case For Don't Stop Believing
Glee star Matthew Morrison has struck out on his own for a new Christmas EP called 'A Classic Christmas' with 6 renditions of classic Christmas material performed in Morrison's trademark style.
Interview With Dougie Campbell Composer of Its Christmas Day
Interview With Dougie Campbell Composer of Its Christmas Day
Dougie Campbell's song 'It's Christmas Day' has been performed by 500 choirs worldwide and each new Christmas sees it reach a wider audience. Dougie answered some of our questions about the ongoing phenomenon that is his Christmas song.
Bright Eyes Burns A Bright Light For Christmas
Bright Eyes Burns A Bright Light For Christmas
Conor Oberst, indie star and long time Christmas fan, sees his 2002 'A Christmas Album' re-released on white vinyl and online which should see it reach a larger audience this time around.
The Mood Is Right For A Spirited Christmas Cover
The Mood Is Right For A Spirited Christmas Cover
Straight No Chaser have pulled off the impossible by giving Paul McCartney's classic Christmas song 'Wonderful Christmastime' a winning makeover with the bonus being that the great man joined them on vocals.
Houston, We Have No Problem With This Album
Houston, We Have No Problem With This Album
Well respected singer/songwriter DeDe has just released her debut Christmas album and her homely charms are evident throughout the 10 track work.
Santa Gets Perky By Going Pinky This Christmas
Santa Gets Perky By Going Pinky This Christmas
One of Korea's biggest boy bands Boyfriend are releasing their first Christmas record on November 20th and 'Pinky Santa' promises to be a delight for their young fans.
Babs In Toyland
Babs In Toyland
A new compilation of Barbra Streisand Christmas songs doesn't usher in anything new but is a potent retrospective of her Christmas music output to date.
Sport and Music Continue To The Be Winners With 'A Very Special Christmas'
Sport and Music Continue To The Be Winners With 'A Very Special Christmas'
The 'A Very Special Christmas' series of compilations always impress and a new edition featuring Christmas icons such as Elvis and John Lennon is being released on October 15th.
Ariana Grande Could Go All 'The Way' To A Christmas Number One
Ariana Grande Could Go All 'The Way' To A Christmas Number One
Sources close to Ariana Grande have confirmed that she is currently recording Christmas music, which will be released in time for the upcoming holiday season.
Christmas Just Got Punked!
Christmas Just Got Punked!
Bad Religion are about to give a clutch of Christmas standards a punk makeover in a move that is the first step in yuletide's direction for the LA band.
And All Because The Lady Antebellum Loves
And All Because The Lady Antebellum Loves
Lady Antebellum have produced a live follow up to their 2012 Christmas album 'On This Winter's Night' which was recorded with the help of a 40-piece orchestra.
Lamb of Goth
Lamb of Goth
Heavy metal band Metallica have threatened war on their hard image with the announcement that branded Christmas sweaters will soon be available to buy from their website.
Now We Know Why It’s Called The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Now We Know Why It’s Called The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Finally Andy Williams' complete solo Christmas catalogue is to be gathered in one place thanks to the retrospective 'Andy Williams: The Complete Christmas recordings', which includes a couple of unreleased tracks.
Did You Hear What I Heard? There's A New Johnny Mathis Christmas Album On The Way!
Did You Hear What I Heard? There's A New Johnny Mathis Christmas Album On The Way!
As Christmas artists go Johnny Mathis is up there with the best of them and he shows no sign of stopping with his 6th Christmas album, 'Sending You A Little Christmas', on the horizon.
How To Get Ahead In Advertising? Release A Christmas Album!
How To Get Ahead In Advertising? Release A Christmas Album!
With the TV drama Mad Men about to enter its 7th series a Christmas compilation containing songs from the era the drama is set in is about to be released.
Susan Boyle Leaves No Song Unsung, No Wine Untasted On Her New Christmas Album
Susan Boyle Leaves No Song Unsung, No Wine Untasted On Her New Christmas Album
'Home For Christmas' is the title of Susan Boyle's upcoming festive affair which will include a duet with Elvis Presley with the duo pairing up for 'O Come All Ye Faithful'.
Unwrapping Kelly Clarkson's New Christmas Album
Unwrapping Kelly Clarkson's New Christmas Album
More details have emerged about Kelly Clarkson's much anticipated debut Christmas album which will be produced by Greg Kurstin who previously produced Clarkson's 'Stronger'.
Nightsledding: An R.E.M. Retrospective With Christmas Songs On The Way?
Nightsledding: An R.E.M. Retrospective With Christmas Songs On The Way?
A boxset containing R.E.M.'s fans only singles could be on the way, which will means the band's Christmas songs will finally be released to a wider audience.
Jewel Goes All Yule For A Second Time
Jewel Goes All Yule For A Second Time
Following the success of her first Christmas album way back in 1999 US singer Jewel will be releasing a festive follow-up called 'Let It Snow' in time for December 2013.
Human Nature About To Release Their First Christmas Album
Human Nature About To Release Their First Christmas Album
They have come a long way since their boy band origins but Human Nature prove they are still young at heart with their first ever Christmas album due out later this year.
11 Year Old Aims For The UK Christmas Number One Spot
11 Year Old Aims For The UK Christmas Number One Spot
Schoolboy Fynnjan Leach-Verhoeven, who has Asperger syndrome, has recorded a Christmas song which he hopes will top the charts this coming Christmas.
Interview with Jingle Bells Rocks! Director Mitchell Kezin
Interview with Jingle Bells Rocks! Director Mitchell Kezin
Mitchell Kezin is wrapping up production on a documentary about obscure Christmas music called 'Jingle Bell Rocks!'. We recently caught up with Mitchell to get the background details on this delightful movie.
David Archuleta's Christmas Album Goes To Number 1 in July, Hear It On A Beach Near You
David Archuleta's Christmas Album Goes To Number 1 in July, Hear It On A Beach Near You
In what is probably a first for a Christmas album David Archuleta and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's 'Glad Christmas Tidings' has gone to number 1 in the classical Billboard charts this July.
Got To Be Yule To Be Kind
Got To Be Yule To Be Kind
It may have taken almost 4 decades to get there but Nick Lowe has finally recorded a Christmas album that includes a variety of his own originals and some surprising festive covers.
It's That Time of Year Again, Happy Christmas in July!
It's That Time of Year Again, Happy Christmas in July!
No matter how strange it may seem there are places around the world that go into full-on Christmas mode during the month of July. Happy holidays!
Early Contender For Our Favourite Christmas Artist of 2013
Early Contender For Our Favourite Christmas Artist of 2013
With a fully funded 7-track festive EP on the way Elizabeth Chen could be about to turn into a Christmas legend.
Christmas Radio Around The World
Christmas Radio Around The World
We're all used to tuning in online to Christmas radio but here we list the traditional radio stations playing Christmas music.
A Country Christmas Album On The Way From Gretchen Wilson
A Country Christmas Album On The Way From Gretchen Wilson
Country singing star Gretchen Wilson is releasing a Christmas album in October 2013, her third new album of this year.
Have Yourself A Mary Little Christmas
Have Yourself A Mary Little Christmas
R&B legend Mary J. is about to oBlige us with a Christmas album this December and 'A Mary Christmas' is shaping up impressively with a host of famous collaborators on board.
Santa Baby One More Time?
Santa Baby One More Time?
With Britney Spears new album expected this winter it would not be beyond the realms of possibility that something festive from Britney this way comes.
Leona Lewis Will Soon Have The Xmas Factor
Leona Lewis Will Soon Have The Xmas Factor
Leona Lewis is to release her 4th album in late 2013 and it will be a record of Christmas songs.
A Christmas Quacker On The Way!
A Christmas Quacker On The Way!
Duck Dynasty are hoping to make a seamless move from the world of reality TV to mega-selling Christmas music makers with their upcoming festive LP.
It's Not Always Cold At Christmas
It's Not Always Cold At Christmas
Western Europe is prone to unseasonably warm weather come Christmas day.
The Olly And The Ivy?
The Olly And The Ivy?
Going by recent soundings from Olly Murs there could be a Christmas duet in the offing from him and an unspecified female artist.
A Town Called Christmas
A Town Called Christmas
There are plenty of places around the world called Christmas but not everyone appears to be up to the challenge of living the festive dream all year round.
Obscure Christmas Music - The Documentary
Obscure Christmas Music - The Documentary
Jingle Bell Rocks! is out later this year and brings together a motley crew of Christmas music junkie's to discuss their favourite unknown Christmas songs.
Kim Is Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Again!
Kim Is Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Again!
Kim Wilde has been known to dance around a Christmas tree with comedians and the like so her upcoming festive album makes a lot of sense.
Kelly Clarkson Proves She's A Real Christmas Fan
Kelly Clarkson Proves She's A Real Christmas Fan
The American Idol star has always spoke of her love for Christmas and later this year she will release her first Christmas album
A Christmas Chorus From Erasure
A Christmas Chorus From Erasure
80's synthpop heroes Erasure are recording an album for Christmas 2013.
One Direction Christmas Album?
One Direction Christmas Album?
The biggest boy band in the world may be set to release an album this holiday season as well as hosting their own Christmas TV Special.
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