Holiday albums of 2017: Elvis, Cheap Trick, Hanson and more
Elvis, Sia, 98 Degrees… favorites new and old have holiday albums out this year. Take a look at six albums to play and play again this festive season.
Sia – “Everyday Is Christmas”
The Australian singer-songwriter has a collection of original holiday songs out this month. She collaborated with Greg Kurstin on the songwriting for the 10-track LP, which includes the lead single “Santa’s Coming For Us.” Out Nov. 17.
98 Degrees – “Let It Snow”
If you’re looking for a throwback this holiday season, look no further that this recently released album by the ’90s boyband. The 12-track album follows up 1999’s “This Christmas” and features holiday standards as well as the original song “Seasons of Love”.
“Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra”
This newly recorded Elvis Presley Christmas album features vocals from two previous Christmas albums that Elvis recorded in 1957 and 1971, accompanied by new arrangements played by the London-based Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Hanson – “Finally It’s Christmas”
More 1990s nostalgia comes in the form of this LP from trio Hanson, featuring four original songs and eight classics. The brothers are following up previous holiday album “Snowed In”, this time lending their sound to tracks recorded by Elvis, Stevie Wonder and more.
Cheap Trick – “Christmas Christmas”
The iconic US rock band has released an album of 12 holiday-themed tracks, including three written by the band. The rest are seasonal classics by Chuck Perry, The Ramones and The Kinks, among others.
Gwen Stefani – “You Make it Feel Like Christmas”
The former No Doubt singer treated fans to this 12-track album, which includes a duet with the singer’s boyfriend, Blake Shelton, on the title track. The album is a collection of classic and new tracks, the new ones often making reference to Shelton. JB
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