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