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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, Shania Twain, Fifth Harmony, Panic! at the Disco and more recorded this year. Are these destined to be new Christmas classics?

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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.

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Kelly Clarkson, 'Christmas Eve'

We haven't heard Kelly's voice wrapped in holiday goodness since her excellent 2013 Christmas album Wrapped In Red, which included the year's best holiday song with "Underneath the Tree."

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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.

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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.

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Shania Twain & Nick Jonas, 'Say All You Want for Christmas'

An unexpected but delightful country-pop collaboration that is undoubtdely one of the year's best.

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Ellie Goulding, 'O Holy Night'

The British songbird dropped a surprise Christmas present with this classic cover.

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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.

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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.

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Kaskade & Dia Frampton, 'This Christmas Night'

The trance legend proves that EDM can have a place on your Christmas playlist.

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Sam Smith, 'River'

For an exclusive Spotify holiday single, Sam Smith tackled Joni Mitchell classic "River" that boasts a cold, wintry feel thanks to the British belter's heartbreaking vocals and lyrics like "I wish I had a river I could skate away on."

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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.

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Demi Lovato, 'I'll Be Home for Christmas'

Demi opens the Xmas classic with a softer tone, before the performances grows into her signature belting style.

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DJ Mustard & Ella Mai, “This Christmas”

Mustard on that (jingle bells) beat.

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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.

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Taeyeon, 'This Christmas'

It's a sweet and somber holiday on the Girls' Generation leader's Winter Is Coming EP, which is led by its tender single "This Christmas."

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Hanson, 'Finally It's Christmas'

The veteran brother band delivered a feel-good rock cut filled with subtle jingle bells.

17 / 22

DJ Khaled, Yo Gotti & Fabolous, '3 Kings'

These hip-hop superstars want to wish you a very trappy holidays.

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Good Charlotte, 'Last Christmas'

Good Charlotte delivered a three-song EP for their fans this holiday titled A G.C. Christmas, Pt. 1, led by the new track "Last Christmas."

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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.

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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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Panic! at the Disco, "Feels Like Christmas"

Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie draws influence from his Kinky Boots Broadway experience for this cheerful holiday tune. "Thank you all for making this year my favorite so far. Through the hard times and the beautiful moments, I’m glad we’re always there to lift each other up. I’m so excited for the new year and what’s to come," the singer shared in the YouTube description to fans.

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Chance the Rapper & Jeremih, "Big Kid Again"

Jeremih and Chance the Rapper teamed up once again for the "re-wrapped" edition of their 2016 mixtape, “Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama." The new tunes are just as soulful and warm, with "Big Kid Again" being one of the, well, big highlights of the set.

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