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Idina Menzel - Christmas: A Season of Love makes The Utah Statesman's '12 Days of Christmas: 5 New Christmas Albums'

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All I want for Christmas is new music. Music is one of the greatest and most powerful Christmas traditions. Whether you listen to it all year or only in December, Christmas music is a unique genre, and new albums are released in the genre every year. Looking for some new holiday jams for the car ride home or to play while cooking dinner? Look no further. Here are five new Christmas albums from artists from many backgrounds, so you should find one that works for you.

Fans of "Wicked" and "Frozen" are already well acquainted with actress and singer Idina Menzel. For those who don't know her, this album may be the perfect opportunity to change that. Menzel's larger-than-life voice powers her new Christmas album with a little Broadway pizazz. Guest artists like Ariana Grande, husband Aaron Lohr and "Frozen" co-star Josh Gad join Menzel on a wide variety of holiday songs. A highlight of the album is "Ocho Kandelikas," a rambunctious Latin song about the arrival of Hanukkah, which Menzel celebrates as a Jewish woman.

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