If you spent any time shopping this past month (not online, but in like, an actual store), you probably heard the same, tired Christmas music a million times. In order to make the rest of the season feel a little less like a retail store, you need some new Christmas songs for 2016. I’ve done some digging and found a few newbies to add to your holiday music collection, including new original songs as well as new covers of old favorites.
Janet Devlin – ‘Wake Up It’s Christmas’
Janet, who came in 5th on the X Factor UK a few years back, has released her very own Christmas EP with this song as the lead single.
Rebecca and Fiona – ‘Cold As X-Mas’
Scandinavian dance pop stars Rebecca and Fiona use this music video to treat bad Christmas presents like pinatas on the streets of Stockholm.
October London – ‘Santa Drop Me Some Loot’
Signed to Snoop Dogg and Jazze Pha’s label, October London is making waves with this brand new Christmas tune.
Katie Melua – ‘O Holy Night’
The closing song from her new album ‘In Winter’, Katie sings alongside an acoustic guitar and harmonies from the Gori Women’s Choir.
Angela C. Howell – ‘Snap Me A Selfie, Santa’
Probably the most stereotypical “2016” song on this list, Angela combines the spirit of Christmas with the spirit of selfies.
Malaika – ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’
Fresh off her win at the Unsigned Music Awards, Malaika covers one of pop music’s most beloved Christmas songs.
Nathan Sykes – ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’
Nathan covers a Christmas classic live in front of London’s 02 Arena and the iconic Coca-Cola truck.
Matt Terry – ‘When Christmas Comes Around’
Fresh off his X Factor UK win, Matt is joining in the holiday excitement with this debut single.