There are quite a few artists looking to tap into the annuity that is a Christmas album this year.
Here’s a list of new albums already released or soon to be so. Surprisingly, at least to me, is that almost every album and artist has written at least one and often many originals to go along with the tried-and-true classics.
- Chris Isaak, “Everybody Knows It’s Christmas”
- Michael W. Smith, “Christmas at Home”
- Alicia Keys, “Santa Baby”
- Louis Armstrong “Louis Wishes You a Cool Yule” It seems impossible no company has ever compiled Satchmo’s Christmas recordings before, but apparently not.
- Switchfoot, “This Is Our Christmas Album”
- Anne Wilson, “The Manger” This is not Heart’s Wilson, this is Christian singer Wilson.
- Backstreet Boys, “A Very Backstreet Christmas”
- Andrea, Matteo and Virginia Bocelli, “A Family Christmas”
- Crowder, “Milk & Cookies: A Merry Crowder Christmas”
- Girl Named Tom, “One More Christmas” This folk group won Season 21 of The Voice
- Nelson, “A Nelson Family Christmas” Nelson is Ricky Nelson’s children, joined here in places by Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s daughters
- Dave Koz & Friends, “Christmas Ballads”