Christmas albums 2019: 10 festive albums to fill your stocking this year

5 December 2019, 12:15

Christmas albums 2019
Christmas albums 2019. Picture: John Barrowman / Amazon / Disney

By Sian Moore

Christmas is fast approaching, and that can only mean one thing: Christmas albums.

Every year, there's a bunch of new festive collections hitting the shelves to cash-in on the Christmas present-buying public.

If you're looking for gift ideas for your music-loving family member or pal, then here's a handy list:

  1. Robbie Williams – The Christmas Present

    After declaring that Michael Buble's Christmas run 'must end', Robbie Williams will be releasing his first ever Christmas album this year.

    The CD will have a whopping 28 tracks and some fantastic collaborations – giving you plenty of time to tackle your festive duties to the sound of Robbie's voice.

    He's also announced a brand new UK tour date for this December, called The Robbie Williams Christmas Party.

  2. Last Christmas Soundtrack

    Last Christmas - Official Trailer

    It's the film that everyone's talking about. Loosely based on the Wham! Christmas hit of the same name, the movie will star Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding in a romantic story, set during the festive period.

    The soundtrack is full of George Michael's biggest tunes, including a brand new unheard song by George, 'This Is How (We Want You To Get High)'.

    The Last Christmas movie soundtrack is revealed, including new George Michael song

  3. Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas (25th Anniversary Reissue)

    The queen of the Christmas jingle is back.

    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of her album Merry Christmas – which featured the iconic 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' – Mariah will be giving the original album a deluxe reissue.

    The Story of... 'All I Want for Christmas is You' by Mariah Carey

    You can expect to hear a few rare remixes on the CD, along with unreleased live tracks from her 1994 performance at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

  4. John Barrowman – A Fabulous Christmas

    It won't be just any Christmas this year, but a fabulous one – according to John Barrowman. He's releasing his first festive album, accompanied with a tour starting on 30 November and finishing on 14 December.

    The CD will include a selection of the nation's fave Christmas songs, including 'Sleigh Ride', 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town', 'It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year' and 'Silent Night', among others.

  5. Lea Michele – Christmas in The City

    Lea Michele's Christmas in The City
    Lea Michele's Christmas in The City. Picture: Sony Music

    Glee star Lea Michele has just released her first Christmas album, Christmas in The City, which is inspired by her childhood memories spent in New York City during the festive period.

    It features 11 songs, including recognisable hits such as 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', 'Silent Night', and 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree', along with an original single called 'Christmas in New York'.

  6. Frozen 2 Soundtrack

    Frozen 2 | Official Trailer 2

    If you've got Frozen obsessed children then we imagine you'll hear this album quite a bit over the festive period...

    Following the incredible success of the original film and soundtrack, Frozen 2 will hit cinemas on 22 November – but you can start listening to the soundtrack from 17 November.

    Along with tracks featuring Idina Menzel (who voices Elsa), there'll also be contributions from Kacey Musgraves, Panic! At The Disco and Weezer.

  7. Bing Crosby - Bing At Christmas

    Bing At Christmas - The Brand New Album - Order Now

    For this new compilation, the London Symphony Orchestra have recorded brand new arrangements to go on top of Bing's classic Christmas songs.

    All your festive favourites are on there, from 'White Christmas' to 'Winter Wonderland', and there's even a new version of 'Little Drummer Boy' with David Bowie.

  8. Idina Menzel – Christmas: A Season of Love

    Idina Menzel's Christmas: A Season Of Love
    Idina Menzel's Christmas: A Season Of Love. Picture: Amazon

    Featuring on one Christmas album evidently hasn't satisfied her festive desires, as Idina Menzel has also released her own Christmas album this year.

    She's joined by a range of stars, including Ariana Grande, Josh Gad and Billy Porter on the CD, where you can listen to them perform Christmas classics, including 'A Hand For Mrs. Claus', 'We Wish You The Merriest' and 'I’ll Be Home For Christmas'.

  9. NOW That's What I Call Country Christmas

    NOW That's What I Call Country Christmas
    NOW That's What I Call Country Christmas. Picture: Amazon

    If you like your Christmas carols with a hint of Country, this album is just for you.

    Christmas favourites, including 'Let it Snow', 'Silent Night' and 'Frosty The Snowman' all feature on the album – but in a country style, with contributions from Carree Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Blake Shelton and more stars from the world of Country music.

  10. Chris Kamara - Here's to Christmas

    Let It Snow - Chris Kamara (Official Music Video)

    Yes, this has actually happened.

    Kammy has followed the likes of fellow TV stars Bradley Walsh and Alexander Armstrong by bringing out his first album. Would you believe it, he's already scored a top 10 hit with it!