You’re sipping hot cocoa, snowflakes are falling, and “All I Want for Christmas is You” is blasting on the radio—the holidays are here! While there are so many holiday classics to get us into the festive spirit, there are also new songs and remakes rolled out each year. Here are five new holiday songs you’ll want to check out.
“War is Over” by Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson with Sean Ono Lennon
Cyrus surprised fans with a rendition of the holiday classic “War is Over (Happy Xmas),” a song that delivers a message of peace. Cyrus, Mark Ronson and the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Sean Ono Lennon, debuted their special collaboration live for the first time on the Dec. 15 episode of Saturday Night Live.
“Where are you, Christmas?” by Pentatonix
The wildly successful a cappella group Pentatonix released a sentimental “Where are you, Christmas?” video on Dec. 6. The group put out a new Christmas album, titled “Christmas is Here!” on Oct, 28, giving audiences plenty of time to get into the holiday spirit. The album presents standards like “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Jingle Bells” and “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” all with a Pentatonix twist.
“Bring me Love” by John Legend
John Legend co-wrote this new holiday love song with Meghan Trainor. This is the lead single off his new album A Legendary Christmas Collection, which promptly rose to the number one spot on the Billboard Holiday Albums Chart after its debut in October.
“This Christmas Day” by Jessie J
A gospel choir and a string section support Jessie J’s powerful voice on “This Christmas Day,” an original song written by pop artist and songwriter Rodney Jerkins. It also happens to be the name of her first-ever Christmas album, released in October. The 11-track album includes familiar songs with Jessie J twists such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Winter Wonderland” featuring Boyz II Men and “The Christmas Song” featuring Babyface.
“Christmas Every Day” by David Archuletta
Now you can have Archuletta every day this holiday season with his cheerful, uplifting holiday single, which he co-wrote. This track comes off of his second holiday album “Winter in the Air.” His previous holiday album was released in 2009.