The Christmas season is a special time of year. Bright and beautiful lights, decorations and snow (in some places) set the tone for a magical season, but it’s the music that really makes Christmas all the more memorable. We all have our favorite Christmas songs, “Give Love on Christmas Day” by The Jackson 5 is mine, and without those songs the holiday just wouldn’t be the same. It’s always thrilling when artists come out with new Christmas music whether the songs are original or remakes, the gesture makes the season even brighter. This year is no exception. I’m excited and somewhat surprised by the artists dropping Christmas music; here’s what’s coming:
Reach Records The Gift: A Christmas Compilation
Reach Records has released their first Christmas compilation album and fans seem to be pleasantly surprised. the project will feature the full Reach roster including Lecrae, Trip Lee, Andy Mineo, KB, 1K Phew and WHATUPRG. Others featured on the project include Derek Minor, CASS and nobigdyl, Jaylon Ashaun, and many others.
Purchase The Gift: A Christmas Compilation here.
Skrip “In the Snow”
An original offering, Skrip contributes a love ballad this holiday season with “In the Snow.” The new track is bouncy, joyful and innovative. Skrip perfectly sums up this time of year with “Hallmark Christmas movies yea we binge watching/ugly sweater parties but we still saucing.”
Hillsong Worship Christmas: The Peace Project Deluxe
Though this project isn’t “new new,” the deluxe version of The Peace Project offers two new live recordings, two reimagined songs and instrumental versions for all songs. Hillsong provide us with some interesting contemporary versions of Christmas classics and worship songs for the church.
CeCe Winans Something’s Happening: A Christmas Album
Gospel legend CeCe Winans teams up with Grammy award winning son, Alvin Love III for Something’s Happening!: A Christmas Album. The new project features original songs like “Something’s Happening,” but also classics like “Silent Night” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” When asked what she would like the message of this project to be, CeCe says, “My desire is that when the world hears this project that they are reminded of the true reason and spirit of Christmas.”
Lauren Daigle Behold: A Christmas Collection Deluxe
Another deluxe Christmas album comes from Lauren Diagle. The Grammy nominated and Dove award winning artist released her jazzy spin on well-loved classics and carols with Behold. There is something for everyone on this smooth and spirited project that is centered around Jesus.
Christmas is a time of year makes us all feel a certain kind of way. Those emotions we feel stem from memories only the holiday season can evoke. With all of the new music dropping, hopefully listeners will be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas.