By Christian Jay B. Quilo
Image: Associated Press
YOU know that the holidays are officially here when you hear Christmas carols absolutely everywhere and anywhere you go. If you’re tired of the same old Christmas carols on loop and in dire need of some fresh songs for the holidays, check these new releases out!
“Santa’s Coming For Us” by Sia
With hits like Chandelier and Elastic Heart, we’ve loved Sia for her heartfelt and deeply emotional ballads but for the holidays, the singer released her first Christmas album—this being the first single off the album. Unlike most of her songs, this one is light and fun—a breath of fresh air from the singer. It’s a different sound from Sia, yet still, distinctly her.
“The Star” by Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey stans will surely rejoice as she sings the titular track from the film The Star. Backed by a children’s choir, this song will definitely be a hit among the kids.
“Can You See?” by Fifth Harmony
Also from The Star, the quartet lend their voices to this upbeat and dreamy song from the animated movie.
“River” by Sam Smith
Smith puts his spin on this holiday track by one his personal musical influences, Joni Mitchell. With only the piano as accompaniment, Smith’s heavenly voice truly shines in this track. As expected, Smith does not disappoint by giving all of us the feels.
“Christmas Eve” by Kelly Clarkson
The vocal powerhouse shows off her pipes in this upbeat holiday track. It’s not a Kelly Clarkson song without the effortless runs, after all.
“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” by Demi Lovato
Lovato adds a tough edge to this Christmas classic with her unique voice.
“Say All You Want For Christmas” by Shania Twain & Nick Jonas
A fun blend of country and pop, this song is an unexpected track for Christmas. Maybe odd for some at first listen, but this song by the country songstress and the pop singer is definitely a must-add to your playlist if you want something new!
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Lindsey Stirling featuring Sabrina Carpenter
Stirling, a talented violinist and Carpenter, a Disney alumna and up-and-coming pop star collaborate on this Dr. Seuss-inspired track. Carpenter’s smooth vocals and Stirling’s amazing skills make for a sassy kind of rendition.