Turn off Mariah Carey and listen to some new Christmas music

Steven McCash hits the highlights for all of the season's fresh new Christmas music.

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A few weeks have now passed since Thanksgiving and many people have had Christmas music blasting through their stereos ever since while even more people were playing it well before the holiday. Now that you have heard that Mariah Carey song 27 quadrillion times this month, how about you check out some of the great new holiday albums and songs to come out in 2021?

This holiday season feels leaps and bounds more festive than last year already and the large list of new holiday music is one of the many reasons to feel merry. Grammy award winners Norah Jones, Kelly Clarkson and Rob Thomas are just some of the stars with Christmas themed albums out this season, in addition to Broadway’s Kristen Chenoweth, Glee’s Darren Criss and Journey’s Steve Perry. Plus it wouldn’t be Christmas without a new Pentatonix album. There is a list of new Christmas albums as long as a child’s toy list for Santa and something for everyone as well, so turn off “All I Want for Christmas is You” and check out some new Christmas music this holiday.


  • Kat Edmonson                 Holiday Swingin! A Kat Edmondson Christmas, Vol. 1
  • Kristen Chenoweth        HAPPINESS is…Christmas!
  • Darren Criss                     A Very Darren Crissmas
  • Pop/Rock
  • Kelly Clarkson                  When Christmas Comes Around
  • Rob Thomas                    Something About Christmas Time
  • Gary Barlow                     The Dream of Christmas
  • New Found Glory            December’s Here
  • Eagles of Death Metal   A Boots Electric Christmas
  • G. Love                              Coming Back Home for Christmas


  • Pistol Annies                    Hell of Holiday
  • Brett Eldredge                 Mr. Christmas
  • Brett Young                     Brett Young & Friends Sing the Christmas Classics
  • Josh Turner                      King Size Manger
  • Cody Johnson                  A Cody Johnson Christmas


  • Norah Jones                     I Dream of Christmas
  • Brian Fallon                      Night Divine


  • Bryson Tiller                     A Different Christmas

Make sure to add some of these new gems to your Holiday playlist…

  • Norah Jones “Christmas Calling(Jolly Jones)”
  • Kelly Clarkson “Christmas Isn’t Cancelled(Just You)”
  • Nat King Cole “The Christmas Song” featuring John Legend
  • Pistol Annies “Snow Globe”
  • Crystal Drake “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
  • Blondie “Yultide Throwdown” featuring Fab Five Freddie
  • Maggie Szabo “Christmas Without You”
  • Jose James “Christmas in New York”
  • Black Pumas “Christmas Really Be Christmas”
  • ABBA “Little Things”
  • Logan Lynn “It’s Christmas Motherfuckers”

Steven McCash is the Lead Music Writer and Utility Man for SoBros Network. Steven is the host of the ‘Drinking With…’ podcast, and the pioneer of New Music Friday, highlighting each week’s new releases in the world of music in addition to the occasional live show review. He also pitches in as a Nashville lifestyle writer and football analyst (hence the ‘Utility Man’ title). Follow on Twitter: @MC_Cash75

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