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Menzel, Evans among singers to release new holiday music albums for 2014

Posted at 9:01 AM, Oct 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-12 12:07:28-05

Holiday music lovers are sometimes treating themselves by Halloween, but not to candy — to Christmas albums.

Fans drawn in by the sounds of trumpets and jingle bells will not be disappointed in this year’s crop of inspirational tunes. Here are a few of this year’s releases.

Jim Brickman:On a Winter’s Night: The Songs and Spirit of Christmas
Notes: Amazon Music exclusive, piano style

Sara Evans:At Christmas
Notes: Releases to public Nov. 17; Evans will perform during the "CMA Country Christmas" special televised Dec. 1

Idina Menzel: Holiday Wishes
Notes: Deluxe edition exclusive to Target includes two extra tracks

Sandi Patty: Christmas Blessings
Notes: Special edition exclusive to Cracker Barrel stores includes two extra songs

Pentatonix:That’s Christmas to Me
Notes: Bonus track is a capella version of “Let It Go” from the movie “Frozen”


Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
Notes: Features several notable performers, including Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Bono and more

The cast of "Nashville":Christmas With Nashville
Notes: Expected to be released the first week of November