There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit.
Every year brings plenty of festivities, with Christmas music topping the list. This year has brung a dozen new albums that celebrate the silly season, and we’ve funnelled it down to five of our top favourites. With Christmas charging toward us at full steam, there’s no time like the present!
Lea Michelle, Christmas in the City
Lea Michelle is a powerhouse vocalist who was a lead actress on Glee. And now she is bringing along some Christmas cheer, starting with her lead single Christmas In New York. Glee fans must not pass up buying this album, featuring the beautiful voice of Lea that is reminiscent of her TV career. Expect classic hits like O Holy Night, White Christmas and Silent Night.
Idina Menzel, Christmas: A Season Of Love
You’ve surely heard of Idina Menzel. She’s the actress who gave voice to Elsa from Frozen 1 and 2. So it’s only natural for this powerhouse vocalist to share a Christmas album for the masses. Her lead single is At This Table, which is resonates a meaning of love and acceptance during Christmastime. The jolliest track on her album is I Got My Love To Keep Me Warm ft. Billy Porter. Expect a collection of classical and quirky tunes.
Randy Rainbow, Hey Gurl, It’s Christmas
If you haven’t heard of Randy Rainbow and you’re a US political fiend, then you’ll be kicking yourself. This legendary jokester and broadway star is best known for his trolling of President Donald Trump in popular parody music videos that lace social media. Seriously, check out his Facebook. He even adds his recent hit Trump’s Favourite Things to the album. It’s a camp step into the spirit of Christmas.
Danny Gokey, The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Collection
We can forgive you if you haven’t heard of Danny Gokey. His fan base resides in the US thanks to winning third base on American Idol in 2009. But now you have no excuse! Danny has an easy listening voice, and with it, he brings a classic Christmas album. Expect soulful and dreamy music that enlivens the vocals. Enjoy all the classic music like Silent Night, Joy To The World and our favourite Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
John Barrowman, A Fabulous Christmas
Some of you may know him as Captain Jack Harkness from Doctor Who. Others may remember him as Malcolm Merlyn from Arrow. But most Americans would know John Barrowman as a great vocalist who has performed in a plethora of broadway shows. This Christmas, John is bringing some classic Christmas tunes to the world, including the ever upbeat It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.