Hearing the same songs every holiday season can get old fast.
Instead of throwing on Barbra Streisand or Mariah Carey’s Christmas albums for the thousandth time, try out these new holiday records by queer artists when you’re creating the playlist for your annual holiday party.
Sia, Everyday Is Christmas
The bisexual singer-songwriter has finally released her first holiday album. What sets it apart from other Christmas records is that all of the songs on the album are originals—no “Let It Snow” or “Jingle Bells” for Sia. Instead she keeps up her track record of quirky songs with “Puppies Are Forever” and “Santa’s Coming For Us.”
Bright Light Bright Light, Cinematrography III
Bright Light’s Cinematography EP series features the singer covering some of his favorite songs from movies. For the latest installment he decided to tackle tunes from some of his favorite holiday movies like The Muppet Christmas Carol and Gremlins.
Marti Gold Cummings, A Very Marti HolidayMarti Gold Cummings
Everyone’s favorite Hell’s Kitchen drag queen might be busy starring in Fusion’s Shade: Queens of NYC, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t have time to record her first holiday album. The 6-track EP features other drag stars like Tina Burner and Jasmine Rice LaBeija, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Ali Forney Center.
Sam Sparro, Christmas in Blue
The gay Aussie singer has gone from “Black and Gold” to “Blue” with his new 4-track EP. The album features jazzy takes on classics like Wham’s “Last Christmas” and a new track, “Christmas In Your Heart.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race cast members, Christmas Queens 3
No one loves Christmas more than a drag queen, and for the third year in a row, queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race have reunited to record a holiday record. This year’s Christmas Queens 3—features soon-to-be-classics like “We Three Queens” (instead of “We Three Kings”) and “Christmas Lovin” by Jiggly Caliente. Santa’s a biscuit—let him sop you up!
Trixie Mattel, Handmade ChristmasInstagram/Trixie Mattel
The All Stars 3 girl isn’t a Christmas Queen this year, but she didn’t want to sit this holiday season out so she announced a surprise acoustic album, Handmade Christmas. There’s track listing for the record yet, but you won’t have to wait long to find out what the country queen has in store when the album drops Friday, December 1.