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The Best Christmas Songs of 2017 So Far

From original Xmas tunes to seasonal classics, hear the songs Pentatonix, Mariah Carey, 98 Degrees, Fifth Harmony, Lindsey Sterling and more recorded this year. Are these destined to be new Christmas classics?

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Sia, 'Santa's Coming for Us'

Sia's first Christmas album kicked off with a funky, feel-good Xmas tune about jolly ole Saint Nick.

2 / 9

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. It's led off by this gorgeous take of a classic Christmas carol.

3 / 9

Mariah Carey, 'The Star'

Mariah recorded a moving new ballad for the soundtrack for The Star, that will tell the story of the first Christmas. Whether you identify with the religious story, the track could compete with some of Carey's best ballads.

4 / 9

98 Degrees, 'Season of Love'

The classic boy band recorded a new holiday album—their second after 1999's This Christmas—with "Season of Love" acting the standout track with its dance beat, subtle jingle bells, regal horns and on-point harmonies.

5 / 9

Lindsey Stirling, 'Carol of the Bells'

The classical-crossover queen released her first Christmas album and we're wondering what took so long! Stirling brings a new edge to classics like "Carol of the Bells," while still retaining the beauty that's kept them classics for so long.

6 / 9

Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton, 'You Make It Feel Like Christmas'

We never imagined Gwen Stefani rocking out on a Christmas song—much less with country crooner Blake Shelton—but here she is making a feel-good, doo-wop–inspired tune that sounds destined to be on future Xmas soundtracks.

7 / 9

Fifth Harmony, 'Can You See'

The girl group craft one of their most soothing, beautiful tunes ever with this inspiring contribution to The Star soundtrack.

8 / 9

Pentatonix & Jennifer Hudson, 'How Great Are Thou'

Another standout PTX's A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe album is this moving duet with fellow vocal wizard Jennifer Hudson.

9 / 9

Lindsey Stirling, 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'

We'd be remiss if we didn't include Lindsey Stirling's awesome rework of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" that's sure to appeal to the whole family when you're making the annual holiday party soundtrack.

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