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Sia, ‘Everyday Is Christmas’

The mysterious singer-songwriter teased the album on social media with a naked photo of her backside, saying that someone was threatening to unleash nude photos of her, so she beat them to the punch. (“Everyday is Christmas!” she Instagrammed.) Whatever the case with the photo, it’s clear Sia is revealing more than most stars do on a holiday album. She wrote 10 originals with superstar collaborator Greg Kurstin for the set, including the bubbly first single, “Santa’s Coming for Us,” and the somber, piano-based “Snowman.” There’s not a cover in sight.
(Photo: Atlantic Records)

Jingle bell rock, country, pop, and soul: 20 new holiday albums for the season

Craig Rosen

It’s that time of year again, and your friends in the music business have plenty of new releases and classic reissues to provide the perfect soundtrack for your holiday season. Artists serving up festive new music range from Gwen Stefani and Sia to Smokey Robinson and Herb Alpert — and if you prefer the classics, you can always dig into a reissue of Vince Guaraldi or a classic compilation of material by Elvis Presley or Frank Sinatra.