The 7 Best Country Christmas Albums Of 2022

15 December 2022 | 11:43 am | Staff Writer

We’ve put together a rocking list of festive albums released in 2022!

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Tis’ the season to be jolly, to deck the halls, and be merry and bright… and if you haven’t already checked out our Christmas country playlist, we’ve put together a rocking list of festive albums released in 2022 to wrap your ears around this holiday season!


Angus Gill – The Gilly Season

The Gilly Season is a collection of fresh, original Christmas songs. From the wry and witty appeal of Cheapskate Christmas and Mistletoey, to the fun Present Time and Don't Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle (featuring Melinda Schneider), to the heartfelt ballad First Christmas Without You, Gill perfectly captures the gamut of emotions that accompany The Silly Season. Other rather, The Gilly Season!

Angus Gill said, “I decided to write The Gilly Season as I love Christmas music, but I haven’t heard a lot of original Christmas songs lately. It was a great creative challenge to come up with these songs and by tapping into my own Christmas experiences, I think we were able to find fresh ideas.”

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Blake Shelton – Cheers, It’s Christmas (Super Deluxe)

Last month, Blake Shelton surprised fans with a super deluxe version of his 2012 holiday album, Cheers, It’s Christmas. Featuring twenty holiday tracks, the collection includes collaborations with Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé, Dorothy Shackleford, Trypta-Phunk and Reba McEntire.

Shelton shared on social media, “We’re in the super deluxe spirit this year, y’all!!! Cheers, it’s Christmas (Super Deluxe) – featuring 3 new songs.”

Darius Rucker – Darius Rucker Holidays

Darius Rucker released his first Christmas album, Home For The Holidays, on October 27. The 12-track album includes holiday classics as well as two originals, Candy Cane Christmas and What God Wants For Christmas. Also, Sheryl Crow joins Rucker on the holiday standard Baby It’s Cold Outside.

"I am so excited to finally make a Christmas album,” shared Rucker. “This has been a lifelong dream and I hope my fans enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making it."

Jason Owen – It’s Christmas Time 

Following his 2020 single, So This Is Christmas, Jason Owen released his It’s Christmas Time EP on November 25, 2022. The project features four classic carols: All I Want For Christmas Is You, Silent Night, Happy Xmas (War Is Over) and Santa Clause Is Coming To Town.

Owen is currently on his ‘Doin It For Rural Aussie Kids’ 2022 Christmas toy run, delivering presents to children living in rural communities throughout Australia!

Jordana Bryant – First Christmas In Love

Released last week, Jordana Bryant’s EP, First Christmas In Love, features the title track and fresh takes on Wham!’s Last Christmas and the Mariah Carey classic, All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Bryant told Taste Of Country, "I’ve always loved Christmas, and some of my favourite Christmas memories are of my family and me decorating our tree while listening to holiday music."

Julia Cole – All I Want For Christmas

Julia Cole released Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree featuring Hannah Dasher in 2021, as well as the four-track EP of the same name featuring Jingle Bells featuring Spencer Crandall. She has rehashed the project for the new year with a rendition of the title track, All I Want For Christmas.

Thomas Rhett – Merry Christmas, Y’all

In October, Thomas Rhett released his first Christmas collection, Merry Christmas, Y’all. The EP features four holiday classics: Winter Wonderland, It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas.

The father of four daughters said in a statement, "I love everything about Christmas -- there’s nothing like the holiday season. I wanted to record some of the Christmas songs that my family and I enjoy every year. I hope this music gets everyone in the holiday spirit!"