December 20, 2022 – With Christmas less than a week away, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite new Christmas music for 2022! This has been a great year for Christian music and these holiday releases are fantastic additions to your playlists this season.
Anne Wilson – The Manger EP
Anne Wilson has been making a name for herself in Christian music the past couple of years. Following the debut of her full-length album, My Jesus, back in July, Anne released her first Christmas EP in October titled The Manger.
Must listen track – “The Manger (with Josh Turner)”
Brandon Heath with Tasha Layton – “God Made A Way” single
Brandon Heath and Tasha Layton teamed up for the special Christmas single, “God Made A Way”, which tells of the impact the Nativity story had on all eternity while reflecting on what it may have been like to be there the night Jesus was born.
Part of Dream Label Group’s Christmas compilation, Dream Christmas Vol. 7, worship group Futures song “This Christmas” calls our attention back to the center of the season and the true purpose of celebrating Christmas.
Hannah Kerr is back with a new collection of three songs this season on the EP Joy to the World, It’s Christmas. With its jazz influenced renditions of “Sleigh Ride”, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” & “Joy To The World (It’s Christmas)” – which includes a beautiful original addition to the classic – this EP is both refreshing and comforting to listen to.
Must listen track – “Joy to the World (It’s Christmas)”
High Valley – “Back Home Christmas” single
Country band High Valley have always held tight to the values of faith and family in their music. Those themes continue into their latest release, “Back Home Christmas”, all about spending quality time and making special memories with loved ones over the holiday season.
Jordan St. Cyr has had a phenomenal year with his songs “Fires”, “Weary Traveler” and “No Matter What” becoming faith inspiring anthems for so many. Jordan’s Christmas single, “The Wait is Over” celebrates the fulfillment of a centuries old prophecy of the coming Messiah through the birth of Jesus as He came to earth to bring salvation to all mankind.
It’s hard to believe that it’s only been about a year since the world was introduced to the powerful message of Katy Nichole’s debut single “In Jesus Name (God Of Possible)”. After a successful EP of original songs released back in June, Katy premiered a 2-song Christmas offering with an original, “O What A King” as well as her rendition of “O Holy Night”.
Love & The Outcome – “The Wonder of Christmas” single
Love & The Outcome’s new Christmas song, “The Wonder Of Christmas”, captures the sweet innocence of childlike faith and how we all can embrace the spirit of the season through the eyes of a child and remember that God is with us.
Michael W. Smith released a new Christmas EP this year titled Christmas at Home. With six original songs, this EP welcomes the season in a beautiful way as the tracks not only tell of the traditions we share with family and friends, but also the reason for the season as Jesus came to earth.
Selah returned with a brand new Christmas track titled “At This Table”. The message within the lyrics encourages listeners to welcome loved ones into their home this holiday season and always with forgiveness, grace and kindness as we reflect God’s love to them no matter how long it’s been since you’ve last seen them or what they may have done in that time.
Hometown Christmas (featuring NEEDTOBREATHE and JUDAH) (4:11)
Must listen track: “Looking For Christmas”
Tasha Layton – This Is Christmas
Following a Christmas EP in 2021, Tasha Layton released a full-length album titled This Is Christmas this season that brings lighthearted & fun tracks as well as deep, meaningful songs to ponder as you listen.
We Are Messengersre-released their Christmas EP from 2019 with a brand new song addition and title – Saviour. Featuring six original songs, this collection beautifully conveys the meaning of Christmas with honest emotion. Every so often a Christmas album comes along that is worth keeping in your regular playlist of music all year long and this is definitely one of them!