Explore the latest holiday music with our guide to the top 12 Christmas albums of 2023. Get ready for new seasonal hits and festive classics!
Cher's much-anticipated first Christmas album debuts, featuring an array of star-studded collaborations.
Michael W. Smith's 'Every Christmas' and Tower of Power's exclusive CD release add variety to the holiday music scene.
Pentatonix continues their Christmas tradition with 'The Greatest Christmas Hits,' a blend of new and classic tunes.
12 Must-Hear Christmas Albums of 2023
As the festive season of 2023 rolls in, it’s time to update your Christmas playlist! While we all love the timeless classics, this year brings a fresh wave of holiday music. From Cher’s long-awaited Christmas album to the soulful jazz of Samara Joy, there’s something for everyone. Let’s dive into the top 12 holiday albums that are set to make your season merry and bright!
Cher’s “Christmas” Album: It’s surprising but true — 2023 is the year Cher releases her first Christmas album. Packed with dance tracks, rockers, and heartfelt songs, this 13-song set features collaborations with icons like Stevie Wonder and Cyndi Lauper.
“Every Christmas” by Michael W. Smith: A blend of new songs and favorites from his 2022 EP, Smith’s “Every Christmas” is a nostalgic collection that showcases his vocal prowess and emotional depth.
Tower of Power’s “It’s Christmas”: This seven-song EP from the East Bay funk masters includes both classics and an original, bringing a unique funk flavor to the holiday season.
Alanis Morissette’s “Last Christmas” EP: Alanis brings her unique style to holiday music with a mix of covers, including a mesmerizing rendition of “What Child Is This?”
“A Joyful Holiday” by Samara Joy: The Grammy-winning jazz artist brings her soulful voice to six holiday tracks, making it a must-have for jazz and music lovers alike.
“Merry Christmas from Jon Pardi”: Mixing traditional country with modern flair, Pardi’s Christmas album is a delightful addition to the holiday music scene.
“Echo the Angels” by Elevation Worship: This album is a spiritual journey through classic carols, showcasing the group’s incredible vocal talent.
“Christmas with Brandy”: Brandy’s smooth R&B/pop style shines in this holiday collection, from upbeat tunes to classic covers.
“The Greatest Christmas Hits” by Pentatonix: Pentatonix continues their holiday tradition with a mix of new and classic a cappella Christmas songs.
“A Philly Special Christmas Special”: This compilation features a star-studded lineup, including Patti LaBelle and The War on Drugs, blending various genres for a charitable cause.
“Decker the Halls” by Jessie James Decker: A perfect mix of fun and tradition, Decker’s EP is a fresh take on holiday classics.
“Christmas Time is Here” by Johnny Mathis: Mathis continues to be a beacon of the holiday spirit with his latest album, offering a comforting blend of classic and new Christmas songs.
The 2023 holiday season brings a rich tapestry of musical styles and artists. Whether you’re in the mood for jazz, country, or pop, these 12 albums offer a perfect soundtrack for your festive celebrations. So, light up your fireplace, decorate your tree, and let these fresh holiday hits fill your home with joy and warmth!
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