New Christmas Albums For Your List
October used to be all about Halloween, but not anymore!
Chirstmas albums are dropping like rain around here! Two hot ones came out today! Kelly Clarkson‘s Wrapped In Red and Susan Boyle’s Home For Christmas! There is a lot of buzz surrounding both of those albums. And there is a third that experts say will be vying for the top spot – Mary J. Blige released A Mary Christmas, two weeks ago that critics and listeners are already loving.
All three albums have big guest stars! Susan Boyle has Elvis Presley for “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and Johnny Mathis on “When A Child Is Born.” Mary J teams with Barbra Streisand and Chris Botti on “When You Wish Upon A Star,” Marc Anthony on “Noche De Paz (Silent Night),” Jessie J on “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and The Clark Sisters on “The First Noel.” And, Kelly Clarkson teams with our fav country stars, Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood on “Silent Night” and Ronnie Dunn on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
Those are expected to be the top 3 selling Holiday albums this year, but here are a few more to put on your radar –
Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas Based on the A&E reality show Duck Dynasty. With, Luke Bryan, George Strait, Alison Krauss and Josh Turner. Released Oct. 30
Jewel’s Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection. Released Sept. 24.
Various Artists, WOW Christmas: 30 Top Christian Artists And Holiday Songs. With Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman. Released Sept. 24..
Barbra Streisand’s The Classic Christmas Album. Released Oct. 8.
Neil Diamond The Classic Christmas Album. Released Oct. 8.
Andy Williams The Classic Christmas Album. Released Oct. 8.
Martina McBride The Classic Christmas Album. Released Oct. 8.
George Jones & Tammy Wynette The Classic Christmas Album. Released Oct. 8.
Alabama The Classic Christmas Album. Released Oct. 8.
Johnny Cash The Classic Christmas Album. Released Oct. 8.
Gladys Knight & the Pips The Classic Christmas Album. Released Oct. 8.
Gretchen Wilson’s Christmas In My Heart. Released Oct. 8.
Various Artists, Now Christmas: The 32 Song Classic Christmas Collection. This is the seventh Now That’s What I Call Christmas! Released Oct. 8.
Elvis Presley, Merry Christmas…Love, Elvis. Released Oct. 8.
Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas Symphony II. It’s a sequel to the ensemble’s Christmas Symphony, which was the eighth best-selling holiday album of 2011. Released Oct. 15.
Celtic Thunder, Christmas Voices. Released Oct. 15.
Various Artists, Holidays Unwrapped. Zendaya, Bella Thorne and Ross Lynch are among the Disney Channel stars. Released Oct. 15.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Alfie Boe, Home For The Holidays. Released Oct. 15.
Il Volo’s Buon Natale: The Christmas Album. The Italian operatic trio is basically a younger version of Il Divo. Released Oct. 22.
Judy Collins’ Christmas With Judy Collins. Released Oct. 22.
Johnny Mathis’ Sending You A Little Christmas. Featuring Billy Joel, Gloria Estefan, Natalie Cole, Susan Boyle and Vince Gill & Amy Grant. Released Oct. 29.
Bad Religion’s Christmas Songs. Released Oct. 29.
Andy Williams, The Complete Christmas Recordings. Released Oct. 29.
It’s and exhausting list, but it should give you some idea what you’ll want to be listening to this holiday season, that is, when you’re not enjoying Today’s Country, 107.7, ‘GNA!