So as with every passing holiday season, the holiday music category continues to expand with new releases.
Here are some new tracks and albums to check out and add to that ever growing playlist...
Neon Trees - Wish List
Glee - The Christmas Album
Annie Lennox - A Christmas Cornucopia
Celtic Thunder - Celtic Thunder Christmas
Katherine McPhee - Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You
Various Artists - Electro Swing Christmas
Frank Sinatra - The Best of Christmas
Wilson Phillips - Christmas in Harmony
The Ready Set - Regifted
Toby Mac - Christmas This Year
The Prists - Noel
Indigo Girls - Holly Happy Days
Elise Estrada - A Christmas Wish
Jessica Simpson - Happy Christmas
Pink Martini - Joy To The World
The Killers - Boots
These Kids Wear Crowns - Red White and You
Paul Simon - Getting Ready for Christmas Day
Sebastien Lefebvre & Katie Rox - Christmas Etc
Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas II You
Susan Boyle - The Gift
Olivia Newton John - Christmas Collection
Sheryl Crow - Home For Christmas
And finally the 10 year old soprano prodigy, with the jaw dropping singing voice (who was runner up in this summer's America's Got Talent), Jackie Evancho has stepped into the holiday music world with the release of her debut album, O Holy Night.
Her album, O Holy Night, was released on November 16 and immediately went straight to #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Charts, selling an amazing 240,000 copies. I mentioned she was only 10 years old right?
Jackie Evancho first began singing at the age of 7 after watching "The Phantom of the Opera" on DVD. She launched her own YouTube channel and has never looked back since.
Jackie Evancho truly has the voice of an angel.
Here she singing 'Silent Night', my favourite Christmas song...she tugs at my heart strings every time I hear her sing.
***New adds: Mariah Carey: Oh Santa! (The Remixes), Jack Black & Jason Segal: Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy 2010, Ladies of The Canyon: Rum Free Egg Nog & Other Holiday Disasters, Coldplay: Christmas Lights, Lucky Uke: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
I will expel him faster than a Thai takeout place can read back a delivery order. ~Sue Sylvester
Fox has issued a plethora of Glee-branded products including greeting cards, games and books just in time for the gift giving madness.
So for all things Glee, here are some gift ideas that'll have your Tw/een Gleeking out into sponstaneous song and dance over the holidays...
*Make your own ultimate Glee Box Set with these Glee music releases:
Glee: The Music, Volume I, II,III and IV
Best of Season One (includes bonus karaoke disc)
Glee: The Rocky Horror Glee Show
Glee: Journey to Regionals
Glee: The Power of Madonna
Glee: The Christmas Album
*Let them show of their Gleek spirit with fab Glee clothing like this Glee Hooded Long Sleeve Sweatshirt or tshirt.
*Glee CD Board Game : Gleeks are going to love this Glee game designed to let Glee fans show off their love and knowledge of the show. Players have to guess the character you’re acting out by singing or dancing.
*For those Tw/eens who want be a part of the Glee cast...they can sing their hearts out with this Glee Karaoke System. Designed with graphics inspired from Glee.
*Glee: The Complete First Season on Blu-Ray or DVD.
*For the Wii players Tw/eens can get their Gleek on with the Karaoke Revolution Glee with Mic. Filled with the show's main characters, memorable scenes, and the unforgettable songs from Season 1, players of all ages will experience Glee like never before. Belt out to chart-topping Glee tunes and reenact scenes with friends and family. Your Gleek will be taking center stage and owning the moment.
*Glee: Season 1 Giftset (With Journal): Includes all episodes from Season One and an Exclusive Journal Available Only with this gift set.
*Glee: A 16-Month Wall Calendar
OK I must confess when I think Josh Groban I think powerful singing voice not funny guy.
But if his appearance on Glee was any indication, this singer-songwriter, pianist, percussionist, actor and producer really is funny. And Josh Groban continues to explore his comedic talent with this two part interview 'Table Talk with Josh Groban'...
Josh Groban's new album Illuminations is available now everywhere.
For this fifth album Josh teamed up with super producer, Rick Rubin. Rick made Josh step out of his comfort zone and created a space where he was free to express himself more fully, more truly than ever before....“These are my stories,” says Groban, who co-wrote 11 of the 13 songs on the collection, complemented by personalized if surprising selections written by Nick Cave and the poignant mother-son collaboration by Kate McGarrigle and Rufus Wainwright. “Every one of these songs, someone’s going to know it’s about them. I’m going to get a text message about every one! This is a very personal record.”
The album was three long years in the making...“I was given the very lofty task of having more responsibility on this album than I’ve ever had,” he says. “The bar was set high from the beginning. That’s why it took so long. But I can say that more of me went into this record than anything I’ve done.”
Here is the video for the single "Hidden Away"
The Limited Edition Illuminations CD features the full-length album plus The Making Of Illuminations on DVD. Each version will contain a unique code insert, which will unlock an exclusive full-length Josh Groban concert via USTREAM.
You can follow Josh on Twitter: @JoshGroban