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The Best Christmas Carol You Have Never Heard

Some Christmas carols are so old it is hard to tell which is older — the lyrics or the tune. Below is a carol thought to be one of the oldest Christmas tunes ever. Few today know it well and it is presented here as something new and fresh to Christmas music fans. 500 years ago tunes were performed publicly only occasionally and, of course, there was no radio or …
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Kenzie Nimmo Releases Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Kenzie Nimmo kicks off the rush of new Christmas music videos with this minimal and stirring version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Take a listen: Singer-songwriter Kenzie Nimmo is well known for her cover songs which she posts to her enormously popular Vine account and highly subscribed YouTube channel as well. She released her viral video, “Cool Kids,” when she had only 1,900 followers. She grew up participating …
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Peter Hollens Releases What Child Is This

Peter Hollens brings us his 2nd new video from his Christmas album, A Hollens Family Christmas – What Child is This? Hollens calls it a follow-up to his smash video release last year of Mary, Did You Know? What Child is This? Has a long history as a Christmas carol. The tune – Greensleeves — is much older than the lyrics, dating back to the 15th century, if not earlier. …
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Debut of December Song by Peter Hollens

As we shared earlier this month Peter Hollens is releasing his first full Christmas album and this is his first video release from that album, an original called December Song: This is a very anticipated release. Hollens usually works with artists, groups and choirs large and small in creative covers and according to his own comments on the backend of this video his new album includes some 4300 other individuals. …
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A Very Kacey Christmas Due October 28

Kacey Musgraves has announced both a new Christmas album and a Christmas tour to support it. The album drops on October 28th. Kacey’s album features guest artists Willie Nelson, Brandy Clark, and Leon Bridges. A Very Kacey Christmas is a mix of traditional and new Christmas songs. Fans can look forward to classics like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and Musgraves-originals, including “Christmas Makes …
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Sarah McLachlan to Release Wonderland in October

Sarah McLachlan joins the parade of artists bringing out new Christmas albums this year. On October 21 she will release Wonderland, her first Christmas album since her hit holiday album of 2006 titled Wintersong. “I love everything about Christmas and this record was a joy to make,” said McLachlan of “Wonderland”. Fans will enjoy such holiday classics as “Silver Bells”, which is reimagined as “a shimmering, orchestrated picturesque tale,” as …
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Country Christmas Albums Coming Out in October

It is a country Christmas this year as multiple country artists have announced albums for the festive season. Long ago we announced Reba, Merle Haggard and Rascal Flatts. Today the news comes of albums from Loretta Lynn, Chris Young and Jennifer Nettles. Loretta Lynn’s new album is due in just a few weeks, on October 7th and is named White Christmas Blue. The unusual title of the album is due …
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Neil Diamond Goes Acoustic in New Christmas Album

Neil Diamond has announced yet another Christmas album release to be titled Acoustic Christmas. The album drops on October 28th. Neil Diamond, who is famously Jewish, has made a fortune producing Christmas albums in the later stages of his career. Rolling Stone notes with hope that this new album is a return to his acoustic roots claiming the album was recorded “with a handful of musicians, sitting around a circle …
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She and Him to Release 2nd Christmas Album

New Christmas music is being announced all over the place and sure to please fans of their 2013 Christmas album the duo She and Him — also known as Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward — have announced today their 2nd holiday offering to be titled Christmas Party. Their 2013 album was met with critical and sales success. This new album features guest appearances by Jenny Lewis, the Chapin Sisters and …
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Amy Grant Announces New Christmas Album

Pop recording artist Amy Grant has announced the release of a new Christmas album titled Tennessee Christmas to be released October 21st. It is the first new Christmas album in twenty years from Amy Grant. A collection of thirteen new recordings, including the title track, Tennessee Christmas, offers a blend of heartfelt originals and Grant’s own spin on popular Yuletide classics, seamlessly weaving together the joy, love, laughter, and even …
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Real and Rumored New Christmas Music of 2016

New Christmas music is released each year traditionally in the months of September, October and November. While country music fans have a lot to celebrate this year with several major artists coming out with albums the news has been a little slow this year for artists in other genres. Here is a brief recap of some of the major releases we know about or have heard rumored: 1. Jimmy Buffett’s …