2022 Christmas Music

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. 

Check it out on Apple Music

Track Listing:

  1. I Still Believe In Christmas (3:48)

  2. The Manger (with Josh Turner) (3:49)

  3. O Holy Night (4:39)

  4. Mary Did You Know? (3:13)

  5. Just Because It’s Christmas (3:36)

  6. Kentucky Fried Christmas (3:04)

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.

Check it out on Apple Music

Futures – “This Christmas” single

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.

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Hannah Kerr – Joy to the World, It’s Christmas EP

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.

Check it out on Apple Music

Track Listing:

  1. Joy to the World (It’s Christmas) (3:56)

  2. Sleigh Ride (2:43)

  3. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (3:09)

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.

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Jason Crabb – Miracle in a Manger

After releasing a few Christmas singles in 2021, Jason Crabb is back with the full-length album, Miracle in a Manger, featuring a collection of both original songs and familiar favorites.

Check it out on Apple Music

Track Listing:

  1. Go Tell It on the Mountain (3:38)

  2. Who Could’ve Dreamed (4:12)

  3. Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2:46)

  4. Mary, Did You Know? (3:42)

  5. Joy to the World (3:25)

  6. Miracle in a Manger (3:26)

  7. Being Home for Christmas (4:16)

  8. Tennessee Christmas (feat. Iveth Luna) (4:08)

  9. Let It Snow (3:09)

  10. O Holy Night (4:31)

Must listen track – “Who Could’ve Dreamed”

Jordan St. Cyr – “The Wait is Over” single

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.

Check it out on Apple Music

Kate Stanford – King of Angels EP

Up and coming artist Kate Stanford released the EP King of Angels which features unique versions of four classic Christmas hymns each with their own special musical style.

Check it out on Apple Music

Track Listing:

  1. Joy to the World (4:25)

  2. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (4:15)

  3. O Come All Ye Faithful (5:46)

  4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (2:51)

  5. O Come All Ye Faithful (instrumental) (5:46)

Must listen track: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

Katy Nichole – O What A King – 2-song EP

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”.

Check it out on Apple Music

Track Listing:

  1. O What A King (3:14)

  2. O Holy Night (3:14)

Must listen track: “O What A King”

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.

Check it out on Apple Music

Maverick City Music – “Mary Did You Know?” single

Maverick City Music
capped off a stellar year with the radio release of their melodic take on the modern classic “Mary Did You Know?” featuring Maverick City’s Chandler Moore & Lizzie Morgan.

Check it out on Apple Music

Michael W. Smith – Christmas at Home

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.

Check it out on Apple Music

Track Listing:

  1. The Night Before… (0:41)

  2. Christmas Is Here (3:01)

  3. Freeze the Frame (3:51)

  4. The Star (4:38)

  5. God with God (4:10)

  6. Christmas at Wildwood (2:00)

  7. Christmas Is Here (Radio Edit) (3:26)

Must listen track: “Christmas Is Here”

Selah – “At This Table” single

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.

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Switchfoot – this is our Christmas album

Switchfoot released their first Christmas album, aptly titled this is our Christmas album, full of quintessential Switchfoot style and a mixture of both original and classic songs of the season.

Check it out on Apple Music

Track Listing:

  1. California Christmas (4:34)

  2. Looking For Christmas (4:12)

  3. Christmas Time Is Here (2:45)

  4. Scrappy Little Christmas (2:11)

  5. Silent Night/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (3:23)

  6. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day (3:20)

  7. Midlife Christmas (3:25)

  8. Interlude (Everybody Knows A Turkey) (0:37)

  9. The Christmas Song (3:57)

  10. New Year’s Day (3:34)

  11. O Little Town Of Bethlehem (3:29)

  12. 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.

Check it out on Apple Music

Track Listing:

  1. Hang up Your Stockin’ (2:32)

  2. Diddly Squat (3:05)

  3. Giving Christmas Away (3:47)

  4. Make It to Christmastime (4:10)

  5. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (3:20)

  6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (4:11)

  7. This is Christmas (3:20)

  8. Comfort and Joy (4:02)

  9. O Holy Night (4:59)

  10. Somewhere in My Memory (3:17)

Must listen track: “Comfort & Joy”

We Are Messengers – Saviour EP

We Are Messengers re-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!

Check it out on Apple Music

Track Listing:

  1. Saviour (4:18)

  2. From Heaven to Earth (Joy to the World) (3:48)

  3. God With Us (3:48)

  4. Flesh & Bone (3:40)

  5. Christ Our King (featuring Steven Malcolm) (3:48)

  6. This Is Jesus (3:10)

Must listen track: “Flesh & Bone” 

We hope you enjoy these selections this Christmas and have a blessed holiday season!

For listening to our top picks on the go, check out our Christmas Favorites 2022 Spotify playlist HERE!

Written by TCE’s Kelly Meade