Each December we get another opportunity to add brand new Christmas songs to the stock of perennial favourites. And so Christmas songs 2012 is a list we’ve assembled of new Christmas songs released that year. Chances are you’ll know one or two of them but we hope you’ll find new ones to bring you joy over the season. Particularly lovely is Sarah McLachlan’s charity single ‘Find Your Voice’ that reveals that the most cherisable gift for the season is a good heart. At the other end of the spectrum is Cee Lo Green’s madcap ‘All I Need Is Love’ with several cast members from the Muppets offering able backing vocals. Boston Celtic-rock band play it for real with the ‘The Seasons Upon Us’ as it portrays the Christmas goings-on of a nuclear family about to go nuclear over the 12 days.
Rod Stewart has been around the block many times but his ‘Merry Christmas, Baby’ was his first festive LP. And it was as warm and inviting as any of Rod’s classics, as evidenced by his ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’. Also new to the Christmas recording process was ex Everything But The Girl singer Tracey Thorn but her ‘Tinsel and Lights’ displayed all the craft of a Christmas veteran. You’ll find the title track from her album on this playlist, a stripped back ditty with Thorn extolling the magic of the season.
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