Christmas is right around the corner, and if you're not quite in the holiday spirit yet, allow us to help you out! Some new holiday singles are dropping like Santa from the chimney, and you should definitely add them to your holiday playlist. Come on -- you know you need it for those Christmas parties! Here are seven tracks that should be on your radar this season:
1. John Legend: “Under The Stars”
Here’s a single that will put you in the holiday mood. The song is actually a collaboration with Stella Artois for their “Give Beautifully” campaign. Did I mention the song is made from the sound of REAL stars? Amazing! Stars actually make noise/vibrations that can be recorded. You can really hear it towards the end of the track. Mr. Legend can mark "collabo with actual stars" off his bucket list.
2. LeAnn Rimes: “TODAY Is Christmas”
LeAnn came together with "TODAY" to create the morning news show's first official holiday song! All of the anchors even came together to make a music video, and it looks like they had a great time! The song is also on her new holiday album, Today Is Christmas. Check it out!
3. Haley & Michaels: “The Very Little Christmas Medley”
One of our favorite country duos has created a Christmas Medley of 7 songs in 1! It’s the perfect blend of ballads and upbeat tracks. This song is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit with all your favorites.
3. Pentatonix: “Joy To The World”
Pentatonix are definitely bringing us joy this holiday season. Their a cappella version of the holiday standard “Joy To the World” is the best --THE BEST! Their voices are so incredible and you could listen to this song during every season. They also performed at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting last night. Check out a snippet with some of the other artists!
4. Train: “Merry Christmas Everybody”
Better hop on this Train to the North Pole! The band has released their first-ever holiday album, Christmas In Tahoe exclusively on Amazon, featuring 15 tracks including “Merry Christmas Everybody”, which they performed at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade last week and should be at the top of your playlist picks. The music video is also a good laugh! Train is even hosting their own San Francisco Christmas shindig at The Fillmore on December 14 -- Tickets SOLD OUT in 3 minutes! Everyone is crazy for Christmas!
5. Band Of Merrymakers: “Snow Snow Snow”
This holiday-inspired supergroup is a must-have for your playlist. The Band of Merrymakers wrote “Must Be Christmas” last year and needed to have some of their friends join in, including of Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Tyler Glenn of Neon Tress, just to name a couple. This year, they released “Snow Snow Snow”, which is awesome! You may see some familiar faces in the video too. They released an 11-track album called Welcome To Our Christmas Party, a portion of sales of which is made to MusiCares charity for every album purchased! How awesome is that? Some of the other artists included on the album are 3OH!3, Alex & Sierra , and Christina Perri!
6. Lisa Danaë: “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays”
An oldie, but a goodie! Now, this may not strictly be a new Christmas jam, but it’s a cover from the best boy band of all time, *NSYNC. Lisa is an artist you definitely want to keep an eye out for! She puts her own twist on the song and adds some variation to the melody. You can even download the song on SoundCloud for FREE right now!
Christmas is so much fun and these songs will make it 10x better! I guarantee no Scrooges with these tracks in hand. Happy holidays!