2014 Christmas albums to look out for this month! Seth MacFarlane, Indina Menzel & more…

by Emily H
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There’s no hiding from it… Christmas is on it’s way.

Even though we’re yet to get past Halloween, October is usually the month our favourite stars start releasing brand new Christmas music, so to make sure we’re all ready nice and early for the festive season, we’re taking a look at some of the biggest Christmas albums that will be hitting the shelves for Xmas 2014.

Idina Menzel – Holiday Wishes
‘Frozen’ star Idina Menzel is releasing her first Christmas album this year. The voice of Queen Elsa will be singing us through a number of Holiday classics, including ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,’ ‘Let It Snow’ and ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’.
Released: October 14th

LeAnn Rimes – One Christmas: Chapter 1 – EP
Love her or hate her, there’s no denying that LeAnn Rimes has a killer voice. On her follow up to 2004’s ‘What a Wonderful World’, ‘One Christmas: Chapter 1’ brings us a cover of Elvis’s ‘Blue Christmas’, as well as ‘Hard Candy Christmas’.
Released: October 28th

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Michael W. Smith – The Spirit of Christmas
Christian artist Michael W. Smith has teamed up with some of our favourite artists for his latest Christmas offering. The singer has joined forces with huge names, including Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and even Bono to cover hits including ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ and ‘White Christmas’.
Released: Out now

Darius Rucker – Home for the Holidays
Former Hootie and the Blowfish frontman turned Country music superstar Darius Rucker is also releasing new Christmas music this year. The star recruited Sheryl Crow on ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’, and also takes on a number of classic tracks, as well as newbies including ‘Candy Cane Christmas’ and ‘What God Wants For Christmas’.
Released: October 28th

Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane – Holiday For Swing
That’s right. ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane is coming out with a Christmas album. Teaming up with Sara Bareilles on ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ and Norah Jones on ‘Little Jack Frost Get Lost’, the album is a serious offering from the funny man, and was actually recorded with a 52-piece orchestra.
Released: Out now

Plus, if that wasn’t enough, as we already reported, Downton Abbey are also getting in on the Christmas music action!

So, which (if any) Christmas albums will you be buying this year? Or will you be cranking out the classics again this year? Tell us in the comments below.