I have them all on repeat.
There’s nothing like playing enchanting holiday tunes while decorating the tree, eating latkes, or lighting the kinara to bring on the festive spirit. Whether you’re spending the holiday season solo, or flying home to see family and friends, music adds magic to every occasion. While you may already have your classic Christmas playlist blaring, it might finally be time to refresh those OG holiday tunes. From Ariana Grande to Mariah Carey, these 11 new Christmas songs are bound to become favorites.
The queen of Christmas returned with a brand-new holiday single. On Nov. 5, she dropped the song’s official music video and fans couldn’t get enough. Did you expect anything less?
Fav lyric: “This time of year, we're both aware / We gotta fall in love again at Christmastime.”
Taylor Swift is full of surprises. On Nov. 22, the singer shared a re-recorded version of her holiday single, “Christmas Tree Farm,” inspired by her actual childhood growing up on a farm in Reading, Pennsylvania. Originally released in 2019, this beloved single is new and improved, with a 70-piece orchestra and a softer sound.
Fav lyric: “Sweet dreams of holly and ribbon, mistakes are forgiven.”
The dynamic duo recreated an epic scene from Love Actually to announce their new holiday single, “Merry Christmas,” which drops on Friday, Dec. 3.
Released Sept. 23, this 2021 Christmas song is full of harmonies. “santa can’t you hear me' is out now! thank you so much @kellyclarkson for inviting me to be a part," Grande wrote on her Instagram.
Fav lyric: “A love, sweet love is what I need / Oh Santa, can't you hear me?”
Clarkson released her new holiday album, When Christmas Comes Around..., on Sept. 23, and this full-throated ballad is everything you’d expect it to be.
Fav lyric: “You ruined all my favorite things / But you won't take Christmas from me.”
Norah Jones released her new album, Winter Jones, on Oct. 14, and this single is as heartwarming as it is relatable.
Fav lyric: “I'll stay up all night waiting / For you on Christmas Eve.”
Leona Lewis re-released her beloved 2013 holiday album on Nov. 19, now titled Christmas, With Love Always. It includes brand-new songs, like this single featuring Ne-Yo, perfect to listen to while snuggling on the couch, sipping hot chocolate, and watching old Christmas movies.
Fav lyric: “Let's turn the TV off and put that old record on / And dance in the dark, put your head on my heart.”
From the country music singer’s sixth album, Mr. Christmas, released on Oct. 22, this single makes you feel like you’re already home.
Fav lyric: “Banisters wrapped in holly and lights / Evergreen candle and cinnamon spice.”
This all-female country trio — led by Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley — recently released “Snow Globe,” a song that takes on a new approach to Christmas cheer.
Fav lyric: “If I could put us in a snow globe / Then we could let it go.”