Christmas Music Mini Guide 2017: new releases, my favorite albums + HUGE Spotify playlist!

Friends, we’ve been through the lingering heat of late summer, the leaves changing, the the pumpkins, the candy, finally the turkey, and now, it’s Christmas time!

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Today I’ve got my Christmas Music Mini Guide 2017 for y’all! Some people love Christmas music, while others hate it. Personally, I am one of those that’s all for the cheesy, jingly tunes filled with holiday cheer. Below, I’ve shared with y’all a couple of new Christmas albums that have been released this year, my personal favorite Christmas albums to listen to, and my Ultimate Christmas Spotify playlist. I hope y’all enjoy!


Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Elvis Presley

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If you love Elvis, then duh, you definitely need to listen to this album!

My Kind Of Christmas – Reba McEntire

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For fans of classic country, and of course, Reba.

Warmer In The Winter – Lindsey Sterling

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Listen if you love instrumental Christmas music with some fire violin solos.

“Silent Night” (single) – Emily Ann Roberts


For fans of country music, beautiful vocals, and The Voice – Emily Ann was runner-up on season 9! She’s sweet, beautiful inside and out, and enormously talented. 

To Celebrate Christmas – Jennifer Nettles

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I personally am the most excited about this one! I’m a huge fan of Jennifer Nettles, so I can’t wait to play this all season long. It’s not as country as you would expect from her, but I still have liked what I’ve heard so far.


When it comes to Christmas music, I’m usually more of a playlist girl (because I like to listen to my Frank Sinatra and Mariah Carey all at once), but I do have a few favorite holiday records as well.

A Very Kacey Christmas – Kacey Musgraves

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If you know me, you know I love everything Kacey Musgraves does – her Christmas album is no different. It includes classics like “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, a duet with Willie Nelson, and some original tunes as well. My favorite Christmas record to date!

Christmas Party – She & Him

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This album is just so classy, quirky, and quite refreshing compared to some of the Christmas music out there these days. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward play off of each other wonderfully, and it’s just a very easy record to listen to. Turn on your Christmas lights, brew a cup of tea, and relax to this awesome album.

Christmas (Deluxe Special Edition) – Michael Bublé

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I had to include this – Michael Bublé is just an essential when it comes to Christmas, in my opinion. I don’t think you can go wrong with his holiday record!

Lastly, I also wanted to share my Ultimate Christmas Spotify playlist with y’all! I’ve got everything from Bing Crosby to Willie Nelson to Kelly Clarkson on it, so you’re sure to hear something you’ll like. Give it a follow so that you can stay updated when I add new songs.

Well, I wish y’all a wonderful start to the holiday season! I hope you’ll check out some of the music above to really get into the spirit. What is your all-time favorite Christmas song? Let me know in the comments below! 

Happy listening, and as always y’all, much love.

READ MORE: keep your eyes on the wide open spaces (for some encouragement!)



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