Now that Halloween has passed it’s basically Christmastime, and we at THP can’t wait to get into the holiday spirit! Our favorite artists are already delivering Christmas cheer with new originals and covers of classic holiday hits, and we can’t get enough. Here are some songs we’ve had on repeat at THP HQ!
Ingrid Michaelson – ‘Merry Christmas, Happy New Year’ Feat. Zooey Deschanel
Ingrid Michaelson is finally treating us to a deluxe edition of her Songs For The Season holiday album, starting with this original song featuring Zooey Deschanel! The festive duet is a celebration of being in love during the Christmas season, making it a feel-good track your playlist needs. We can’t wait to hear the rest of the record, but in the meantime, you can pre-order and pre-save the album here.
I don’t think you’ll meet someone who loves Christmas more than I do, and it is the same thing for Christmas music. I knew I wanted to put out a deluxe album even before I put out the original album! There’s just too much music to choose from. I’m incredibly honored that another self-proclaimed Christmas lover, Zooey Deschanel, is joining me on a new original, ‘Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!’ When she said yes (over Twitter) it was truly an early Christmas gift!
Bryce Vine – ‘The Holiday’
Bryce’s first-holiday song is a reflection on a past relationship, describing how much he misses his ex around the Christmas season. It’s the perfect option for anyone missing a loved one during the holidays, whether it’s a romantic partner, a family member, or a friend. We hope Bryce can turn things around and enjoy the rest of his year!
Meghan Trainor – ‘Christmas Coupon’
‘Christmas Coupon’ is an adorable original song about Meghan showing love to a partner who’s stressed around the holidays. She co-wrote it with not only her brother Justin but also her husband, Daryl Sabara! We’re in love with the fluttery harmonies and peppy cheer on this track. It appears on the deluxe edition of her holiday album A Very Trainor Christmas, which came out in October.
SAINT PHNX – ‘Peace’
Opening with cheerful sleigh bells and the gentle strum of an acoustic guitar, SAINT PHNX’s ‘Peace’ is an ode to spreading love and kindness to those around you. The song contrasts the lighthearted instrumental with commentary on gun violence and war, making it a bittersweet track that encourages fans to make a difference in the world. It also incorporates the gospel song ‘This Little Light of Mine’ for a little dose of tradition!
Tim McGraw – ‘Christmas All Over The World’
One of our country kings is back with a cheerful celebration of how Christmas brings people from all over together, even if distance keeps us apart. Tim insists, “No matter where you are, it’s gonna warm your heart,” and we couldn’t agree more! ‘Christmas All Over The World’ is destined to be a future holiday favorite.
Pentatonix – ‘The Prayer’
We know Pentatonix wouldn’t fit under our Christmas tree, so we’re gonna ask Santa if we can just listen to their beautiful harmonies forever instead! Their cover of Andrea Boccelli and Celine Dion’s classic duet shows off their incredible voices and connection as a group, and we’re obsessed with Scott’s deeper lines in Italian. You already know this song will slap live, so grab your tickets to PTX’s Evergreen Tour here! Take it from us, they sound even better in person.
Leona Lewis – ‘Kiss Me It’s Christmas’ Feat. Ne-Yo
With a glimmering retro vibe, ‘Kiss Me It’s Christmas’ brings together two of the biggest artists of the 2000s with an ode to the tender moments between couples. Leona and Ne-Yo play two partners excited to celebrate Christmas together after holiday parties end and their kids go to sleep, leaving them time to play some records and soak in the cheer of the season. We can’t wait to hear the rest of her Christmas, With Love Always album on November 19th – you can pre-order and pre-save it here!
New Found Glory – ‘Somber Christmas’
It can be hard to jump back into the holiday mindset after such a trying few years, and New Found Glory wants fans to enjoy this year’s Christmas with some help from their new track ‘Somber Christmas.’ Even if “your heart’s been stomped on,” you can use the holiday season as a way to forget your troubles and enjoy time with your family and friends. For more immaculate pop-punk Christmas vibes, pre-order and pre-save their December’s Here album here, out December 3rd!
‘Somber Christmas’ is about having a better Christmas this year than last. I think there was so much anxiety and unknown for so many in 2020 that last Christmas was a tough one. This song is about trying to get back to the simple things that make the Christmas season so special.
Guitarist Chad Gilbert
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