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Posted: November 18, 2021 | By: GraceChaves_NRT
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Believe it or not, the holidays are upon us, and with them comes an abundance of new Christmas music. So many artists are releasing Christmas music this year. And, we're highlighting 10 new albums and singles that you won't want to miss. With new Christmas music coming out every week, make sure you are subscribed to our 2021 Christmas playlist on Spotify or Apple Music, which we'll keep updated throughout the season!
 
 

Sarah Reeves - More The Merrier

Contemporary singer Sarah Reeves is no stranger to Christmas music. In 2018, she released three Christmas songs, including her hit radio single, "Feelin' Like Christmas." This season, she's released an eight-song EP, More The Merrier. Sarah Reeves always brings a pop spin to her music, and I think we all need some more pop-inspired holiday tunes this year.

 

 
for KING & COUNTRY - A Drummer Boy Christmas [2021 Edition] 

Pop band for KING & COUNTRY has become known for their Christmas songs–especially for their version of "Little Drummer Boy." It's a song that so many have come to know and love; the band puts an anthemic spin on it in their rendition. Last Christmas, the Australian duo released their full-length A Drummer Boy Christmas album. And this year, they're revamping it with a 2021 edition featuring a new track, "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

 

 
Stars Go Dim - The First Nöel EP (11/5)

Contemporary band Stars Go Dim's frontman Chris Cleveland is an incredible musician with an amazing voice. In 2018, Chris released a three-song Christmas EP. This year, he's expanding his Christmas collection with three new songs. 

 

 
Chris Tomlin - Emmanuel: Christmas Songs of Worship [Live] 

Christian contemporary icon Chris Tomlin started his music career started in 1995, and he shows no signs of stopping. He seems pretty excited about the approaching holiday season because he kicked off Christmas in September with the release of his album, Emmanuel: Christmas Songs of Worship (Live). The 12-track record features Christmas classics alongside some original songs, such as "Hope of Israel" and "All The World Awaits (Hosanna)." This album is a definite must-hear.

 

Tasha Layton - This Is Christmas 

The first holiday offering from acclaimed BEC Recordings hitmaker Tasha Layton is a six-song, jazz and contemporary fueled EP featuring four original selections co-penned by Layton, as well as two Christmas classics. "I love this season," shares Tasha, "and I think there's never been a time our world has needed to know the Hope of Christmas more than now."

 

Brandon Heath - We Need Emmanuel EP

Brandon Heath continues to expand on his holiday originals with the release of "We Need Emmanuel," couples with previous hits "King of Kings," "Baby Boy" and two others. It's a beautiful and worshipful addition to the desperate need for Jesus' arrival in our lives.

 

Point Of Grace - Sing Noel

For the past 28 years, the ladies of Point Of Grace have been making music together. The all-female-led trio has had great success in the music industry, garnering more than 20 Dove Award nominations. Their music continues to resonate with fans to this day, and this fall, they're releasing a new Christmas album, Sing Noel. They already released their first single from the album, "Gloria (The King Has Come)." It will put you in the Christmas mood.

 

NEEDTOBREATHE feat. Switchfoot, JUDAH - "Hometown Christmas"

Amazon Music is releasing an exclusive holiday track from NEEDTOBREATHE featuring their friends, Switchfoot and JUDAH. It feels like a warm hug and a comfortable approach for a totally original, yet instantly familiar, Christmas song. 

 

Love & The Outcome - "Christmas Lights" 

The Canadian husband-and-wife duo Chris Rademaker and Jodi King make up the band Love & The Outcome. Since 2013, the duo has released some incredible Christian pop music. In 2017, Jodi and Chris released their first Christmas EP simply called Christmas Songs. This year, they've dropped another Christmas song, "Christmas Lights." 

 

Jordan Feliz - Joy To Our World EP

It was probably inevitable for Jordan to release "Feliz Navidad" and we get that single plus one more on Jordan's contribution to Christmas cheer in 2021. 

 
 
With all this new music, this is going to be a great holiday season. And make sure to subscribe to our 2021 Christmas playlist on Spotify or Apple Music, which we'll keep updated throughout the season!

Grace Chaves has been a fan of all things Christian music since 2016. She is NRT's news editor, and one of NRT's youngest writers. Homeschooled, Grace is an author, loves Jesus, concerts, and road trips.

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