Following our Best of 2018 Must-Hear Music podcast, we're signing off for 2018 with a look at the best new Christmas songs of the year.
First up is John Legend's A Legendary Christmas, a yuletide K.O. featuring lush originals such as "No Place Like Home" and gorgeous takes on classics like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Legend's duet with Esperanza Spalding.
Another fresh holiday original comes to us via Tyler the Creator's "Hot Chocolate" ft. Jerry Paper, a gently funky ode to one of the season's finest treats. That track comes from Tyler's The Grinch Who Stole Christmas-inspired EP, which leads us to another Christmas movie-related song: "Making Christmas" from The Nightmare Before Christmas. This year, Christmas music juggernauts Pentatonix lend their golden pipes to the gruesome tale of rats turned into hats.