Here are all the Christmas albums being released in 2018

6 November 2018, 15:31 | Updated: 6 November 2018, 15:54

John Legend Christmas album
Picture: Columbia

By Tom Eames

It may seem a tad too early to think about Christmas, but before you know it you'll be singing along to 'Last Christmas' like the whole year didn't happen.

And with each Christmas, comes a few new Christmas albums. Last year, we had releases from Keane's Tom Chaplin and Elvis Presley, so what festive treats can we expect this year?

  1. John Legend - 'A Legendary Christmas'

    Release date: October 26

    John Legend previously appeared on Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas II You album in 2010, and now he's releasing a full festive collection.

    Stevie Wonder will guest star on the record, which includes both covers of classics and brand new songs.

    There are version of the underrated 'Purple Snowflakes' by Marvin Gaye, and festive favourites such as 'The Christmas Song', 'Silver Bells' and 'Please Come Home for Christmas'.

  2. Jessie J - 'This Christmas Day'

    Jessie J Christmas
    Picture: Republic

    Release date: October 26

    Vocal powerhouse Jessie J will release her first Christmas album this year, including plenty of classic covers.

    Boyz II Men will duet with Jessie on the album, for a new version of 'Winter Wonderland', so expect plenty more surprises.

  3. Diana Ross - 'Wonderful Christmas Time'

    Diana Ross Christmas album
    Picture: Amazon

    Release date: October 26

    This album is a collection of songs Diana Ross first issued in 1994 – and have been widely unavailable since.

    The album features covers of standards 'Sleigh Ride' and 'White Christmas', and more recent season favourites from Paul McCartney’s 'Wonderful Christmastime' to Stevie Wonder’s 'Overjoyed'.

  4. Eric Clapton - 'Happy Xmas'

    Release date: Out now

    The iconic guitarist has already released his first ever Christmas album, Happy Xmas.

    There are covers of 'Silent Night', 'White Christmas' and 'Jingle Bells', dedicated to the late Avicii.

  5. Engelbert Humperdinck - 'Warmest Christmas Wishes'

    Release date: November 9

    Engelbert last released a Christmas album in 1980, and he's now bringing out his long-awaited follow-up.

    He has covered festive classics and two new songs. He has also taken on Chris Rea's 'Driving Home For Christmas' and the Eagles' 'Please Come Home For Christmas'.

  6. William Shatner - 'Shanta Claus: The Christmas Album'

    William Shatner album
    Picture: Cleopatra

    Release date: October 26

    Yes, this is actually happening.

    The 87-year-old Star Trek legend has a fantastic album title, and he's teamed up with the likes of Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, and Rick Wakeman. Prepare for guitar and spoken word-heavy versions of 'Jingle Bells', 'Winter Wonderland', and 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'.