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Listen to Reba McEntire's Christmas Songs and Albums
The Voice Season 24 Coach's prolific music career has featured tons of holiday joy.
Reba McEntire is currently dedicating much of her time to Team Reba, the group of singers she coaches for on The Voice. The country legend had been a mentor on the show before officially joining as a Coach for the 24th season of the hit reality competition show, alongside Niall Horan, John Legend and Gwen Stefani.
But of course, anyone who knows music knows that McEntire's legacy began long before The Voice. Her first studio album, called "Reba McEntire" was released in August 1977, and she has put out dozens of albums since then.
Luckily for those who like seasonal music, McEntire has also recorded a great deal of Christmas music during her prolific career.
Here are the Christmas songs and albums from McEntire's extensive country music history.
Reba McEntire's My Kind of Christmas
In 2016, McEntire released the album My Kind of Christmas, featuring duets, trios and solo performances. In it, she covered Christmas classics spanning from "Winter Wonderland" to "O Holy Night."
The album was reissued in 2017 and then again in 2018, with new bonus tracks appearing in each new release — including "Silent Night" with Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood, "Mary, Did You Know?" with Vince Gill and Amy Grant, "Back to God" with Lauren Daigle, and "O Little Town of Bethlehem" with Darius Rucker in 2017 and "What Child Is This" with The Isaacs in 2018
"Hard Candy Christmas" from Reba McEntire's My Kind of Christmas
One of the biggest hits from McEntire's My Kind of Christmas album came from the musical (and later film), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Dolly Parton was cast in the part of Miss Mona and sang "Hard Candy Christmas," rocketing it to single status.
When McEntire recorded the song in 2016, she brought it to an entire new audience.
“Silent Night” by Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, and Trisha Yearwood
Kelly Clarkson is no stranger to Christmas music — she has multiple holiday albums of her own — and she's performed and recorded music with Reba for decades now (remember their "Because of You" duet?).
She, McEntire, and Yearwood originally recorded this song together in 2013 to close out Clarkson's own album, Wrapped in Red, before it appeared on My Kind of Christmas.
Reba McEntire's Merry Christmas to You Album
McEntire's very first Christmas album was released in 1987. It actually the very last album of Reba's that had "McEntire" on the cover — she subsequently dropped her last name and the covers simply said "Reba" beginning with her album Reba in 1988.
The album was re-released in 1995 and then had hit singles with "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Away in a Manger."
Reba McEntire's The Secret of Giving: A Christmas Collection Album
McEntire's 23rd studio album featured Christmas hits like "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and "Mary, Did You Know?" as well as original songs. Released in 1999, the album reached the number 10 slot on Billboard's country music chart.
"The Angels Sang" is a particularly fun original song from the album, as it featured children from McEntire's son's class.
Reba McEntire's The Ultimate Christmas Collection Album
If you're feeling worried about catching up on all of these great McEntire recordings this season, fear not: Her Ultimate Christmas Collection album from 2022 is a perfect place to start.
The star once again recorded "Mary, Did You Know?" for the album, alongside other traditional favorites like "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "Jingle Bell Rock." Put simply, the album has just about every Christmas song you would associate with the season.