Meet Your New Holiday Playlist: 9 Christmas Offerings for the 2014 Season
By Sophie Schillaci
It's that time of year again for family, friends and new holiday tunes.
No matter your musical preference, there are new Christmas offerings to suit any taste. From Idina Menzel to Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane (yes, really) to Darius Rucker, ET is breaking down nine of the latest offerings to add to your holiday playlist.
What to know: The country star's first-ever Christmas album features the original tracks "What God Wants for Christmas" and "Candy Cane Christmas." Rucker also lends his unmistakable vocals to classics including "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," and "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."
Christmas With Nashville
What to know: Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten and the rest of the Nashville cast put a country spin on holiday staples like "White Christmas," "Santa Baby" and "Christmas Coming Home."
Sara Evans: At Christmas
What to Know: Sara told ETonline that she aimed to make a holiday album that sounds "just like my music" with "a lot of electric guitar." The 10-track disc features the original song "At Christmas," while her daughters Olivia and Audrey sing with her on "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
What to Know: Cora sings! This two-disc set includes 45 classic songs and vocals by actress (and Sadie & the Hotheads frontwoman) Elizabeth McGovern.
Renee Fleming: Christmas in New York
What to Know: The opera singer teamed up with pals Rufus Wainwright, Chris Botti and more to capture the essence of Christmas in the snowy Big Apple.
Seth MacFarlane: Holiday for Swing
What to Know: The Family Guy creator gets serious, covering 13 classics including Bing Crosby's "Marshmallow World." Also featured on the album are Sara Bareilles ("Baby It's Cold Outside") and Norah Jones ("Little Jack Frost Get Lost").
What to Know: Sadly, this is not a full-length holiday record -- just a single. Ariana did unveil a super cute lyric video for the track, featuring throwback photos from her personal family photo albums.
What to Know: The Tony-winning superstar's latest album includes a bubbly version of "Baby it's Cold Outside" with Michael Buble, as well as a cover of Mariah Carey's classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You."