This is the new Christmas music 2023 has to offer
Musical Christmas gifts: These musicians celebrate the contemplative time with their own songs or albums.
This year, national and international artists are getting in the mood for Christmas with songs and albums and bringing new energy to the Christmas music playlist. In addition to festive new compositions, there are also new interpretations of well-known Christmas classics.
Her fans have been waiting for this for a long time: Cher (77) released her very first one in October Christmas album, which is also their first new studio album in five years. The record with the simple title “Christmas” contains 13 songs, including Christmas classics and four original compositions. There are duets with well-known colleagues of Cher. These include Darlene Love, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, Cyndi Lauper and Tyga.
Gregory Porter (52) released “Christmas Wish” at the beginning of November. The American jazz singer presents classics like “Silent Night” with a band and orchestra, but also his own compositions like the album’s title track. You can also hear a duet with jazz vocal star Samara Joy (24). “Christmas is very important to me. And it’s also very important to my family,” says Porter about Christmas and speaks of a feeling of renewal: “It’s the moment of the year when the time is reset.”
US superstar Jason Derulo (34) is coming along “Closer To Christmas” his fans have also been in the Christmas spirit since the beginning of November. The lively song is about a person he is very excited about and is therefore counting the days until Christmas: “Every day is one day closer to Christmas / I’m one day closer to you,” sings the R&B singer (zu German: “Every day is a day closer to Christmas / I’m one day closer to you.”)
The US rock band Bon Jovi also released a song in mid-November with a festive sound and a wish to see a person at the festival. In “Christmas Isn’t Christmas” It says, among other things: “Promise me that you will come home soon. Because Christmas is not Christmas without you.” Singer Jon Bon Jovi (61) explained in an Instagram video that he wrote the song two years ago when his parents became ill during the holidays: “It was a hard day in our house. My father and my mother were both became ill, and I wrote this as a gift to my parents and my children.”
The American pop-rock band OneRepublic rang in the Christmas season in October. With her upbeat song “Dear Santa” Send your longing message to Santa Claus: “Dear Santa, make my wish come true. There’s only one thing on my list. To have my baby home for Christmas (in German: “Dear Santa, let my wish come true. It There’s only one thing on my list: my baby being home for Christmas.”
Swedish singer Zara Larsson (25) will release her first-ever Christmas EP on December 1st. “Honor The Light” aims to showcase every aspect of the holiday season “from good times to Christmas gloom.” The six songs also include a cover version of the classic “Silent Night”. Larsson is giving three Christmas concerts in Stockholm for the Swedish Lucia Festival, on December 8th, 9th and 16th.
Tokio Hotel also wanted to honor this year’s Christmas with their own song. The band released the Amazon Music original song on November 7th “Your Christmas”. “For us, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Anyone who knows us knows we are real Christmas nerds,” said Bill Kaulitz in a statement. “When Tom and I are in LA, it gets super exaggerated and cheesy and we try to get together every year at Gustav’s in Magdeburg for the pre-Christmas band dinner.” To celebrate Christmas and the song, the band is hosting their own Christmas party “Your Christmas: Christmas with Tokio Hotel” with friends and fans on December 4th in Berlin.
Wincent Weiss (30) is releasing his first Christmas album on December 1st, fulfilling a dream. “Christmas means so much to me, and I really wanted to express all my emotions and thoughts about it in songs,” explains the German singer in a statement. “Wincent’s White Christmas” contains 15 songs that, according to the announcement, “capture an incredible number of moods and feelings.” It balances between “exuberant joy and introspective silence”.
Fans of Tom Gaebel (48) have been able to listen to his Christmas album “A Christmas To Remember” since November 17th. The German singer and entertainer’s new Christmas album is a mixture of three of his own songs and Christmas classics such as “Thank God It’s Christmas” and “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”. Guests on the record include The BossHoss and Helmut Lotti (54).
In November 2022, Sarah Connor (43) released her successful Christmas album “Not So Silent Night”. This year an expanded special edition followed for the festival: “Not So Silent Night – The Cozy Edition” was released on November 17th and contains three new titles. The singer designed the three bonus songs specifically for the holidays and the start of the new year and wrote the lyrics again in English.
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German pop stars are also ending this year with Christmas music. Roland Kaiser’s (71) Christmas album “Golden Christmas Time” has been available since November 10th. With the record he wants to thank his fans for the “unbroken loyalty,” as it says in a press release. In 2021, the pop singer released the album “Christmas Time”, which has now been expanded to include five exclusive bonus tracks.
Wolfgang Petry’s (72) “Always when it snows” has been on the shelves since November 3rd. “It’s been 23 years since the release of my last Christmas record with my own songs; I thought it was time to record a new Christmas album,” explained the singer about the new work. Bernhard Brink (71) released the second Christmas album of his career on November 24th after around 30 years with “Merry Christmas with Bernhard Brink”.
On November 17th, Andrea Berg (57) released her new album “Christmas”. The motto of the work: “Modern and traditional at the same time”. Tanja Lasch’s (48) “Merry Christmas” has also been in stores since October 27th. It is the pop singer’s first Christmas album. The new album by the late musician legend Udo Jürgens (1934-2014) “The Most Beautiful Songs at Christmas” has been on store shelves since November 10th. The three CDs have the motto “Christmas at home”, “Christmas all over the world” and “Time of songs, time of silence”.