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12 Brand New Christmas Songs To Add To Your Holiday Party’s Playlist

From Kelly Clarkson to “Krampus,” brilliant harmonies to Her Majesty Mariah “Queen Christmas” Carey herself.

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As we limp toward the finish line of 2021, one thing that’s keeping us going is the holidays, and this year also brought us a great big batch of new Christmas songs. We’ve rounded up our favorite.

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“Christmas Isn’t Cancelled (Just You)” | Kelly Clarkson

The thesis of this song? “You ruined all my favorite things/But you won't take Christmas from me.” We stan a legend who can combine breakup & Christmas songs.

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“Merry Christmas” | Ed Sheeran & Elton John

All UK proceeds of this song, the first of three holiday tunes the two wrote together, will go to the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation & the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

“You’re Not Alone” | Norah Jones

Jones’ new holiday album, “I Dream Of Christmas,” has lots of great new material, but “You’re Not Alone” is the kind of thoughtful, soulful tune we associate with the singer-songwriter.
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“The Prayer” | The Pentatonix

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” secured the a cappella group a place in the holiday milieu, but their new album, Evergreen is full of more holiday cheer, including this reflective new song.

“Christmas Tree Farm” (2021 Version) | Taylor Swift

This brand new version of the 2019 version is recording along with a full orchestra. Swift describes it as a more “old school Christmas song feel.”
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“Little Things” | ABBA

It’s been 40 years since the Swedish pop group has given us new material, but it’s worth the wait, especially since they included this sweet Christmas song on their latest album!

“Krampus” | The Lathums

You don’t really associate Christmas with the apocalypse, but this folksy, surprisingly upbeat song from Wigan’s own sons, The Lathums, have managed.
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“Hell Of A Holiday” | Pistol Annies

The title track off their new Christmas album is a cheeky ode to the all-consuming holiday season that seems to starter earlier every year.

“Fall in Love at Christmas” | Mariah Carey

The undisputed Queen of Christmas, Mimi has released a new Christmas single with Khalid and Kirk Franklin that’s part holiday cheer, part baby-making music.
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“The Christmas Sweater” | Michael Bublé

You wouldn’t think someone with such an angelic voice would have such a good sense of humor, but he’s brought it to his ode to ugly sweaters!

Amanda Shires | Gone For Christmas

Another “kick him to the curb” Christmas song from a new holiday album and we are here for this excellence (But what did you expect from the co-founder of The Highwomen?)
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“Kiss Me It’s Christmas” | Leona Lewis

This is a new song off the re-release of her 2013 classic Christmas with Love is all about those romantic moments that are possible after the kids go to bed and the guests leave.