Best New Christmas Songs for 2022: Lizzo, Camila Cabello & More
Sleigh bells ring and your favorite artists sing — are you listening? Everyone from Lizzo to Phoebe Bridgers has specially released new holiday songs in 2022, just in time for the happiest time of year.
Better yet, this year’s bounty of festive tunes features a Thanksgiving dinner table-full of different genres. Camila Cabello is offering up some Mariachi merriment, Kane Brown has a countrified carol to contribute and The Linda Lindas have tied a bow on a punk-rock present for their fans.
Some musicians went particularly above and beyond this year, with Backstreet Boys, Alicia Keys and Debbie Gibson all dropping full-length Xmas albums. And Sia, who created a modern seasonal classic in 2017 with her hit “Snowman,” revisited her 2018 album Everyday Is Christmas by releasing a deluxe edition complete with three all new holly jolly tunes.
This batch of artists is clearly excited to either join the holiday canon or make further additions to it, and who can blame them? Christmas songs are just as evergreen as balsam trees; unlike most hits that eventually fade into oldies status, they unfailingly come back in style every single year. In fact, a record 39 holiday songs occupied spots on the Hot 100 just two years ago.
You can even keep an eye on which jingles are trending by checking Billboard‘s list (and checking it twice!) of top Holiday Airplay songs, or by perusing the Holiday 100. And if you need even more inspiration on which tracks to add to your wintertime playlists after reading this roundup of newbies, try taking a look at Billboard‘s 2021 ranking of the best Christmas songs of all time.
But for now, keep reading to see which artists have released new holiday songs in 2022 below.