“Star” by Mariah Carey
Queen of Christmas and her latest installment of festive music is from The Star, an animated film on the Nativity story. Carey belts out the title song in the soundtrack, a contemporary ballad with goosebumps-inducing riffs and key changes.
Pentatonix “Away in a Manger”
Pentatonix’s holiday albums are essential go-to’s for the holiday season with the vocal outfit—now currently a quartet—recording five new songs for a deluxe version of their A Pentatonix Christmas album.
Kelly Clarkson, “Christmas Eve”
We haven’t heard Kelly’s voice wrapped in holiday goodness since her excellent 2013 Christmas album Wrapped In Red, which included the year’s best holiday song with “Underneath the Tree.”