There’s nothing quite like turning the radio on and hearing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” because, well, you know that means the holidays are fast approaching and the year is coming to an end — and with the year we’ve all had, we can’t wait to say goodbye to 2020. And to help us usher in this new era, artists like Meghan Trainor, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and more wanted to make sure we had the best possible holiday soundtrack.
While the decorations can be up, there’s nothing that sets the mood quite like a good song. And there are so many good options to pick from this year from Leslie Odom, Jr. to Dolly Parton, as well as new albums from Annie Lennox and the Goo Goo Dolls.
So, while it might be easy to stick to the classic tunes we’ve grown to love like renditions of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “White Christmas”, and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” these 15 artists recorded new songs and albums in 2020 that you should add to your playlist now.