Lea Michele will release her first holiday album Christmas in the City on 25th October 2019 via Sony Music Masterworks.
The 11-track collection was inspired by her fond memories of growing up in New York City. To celebrate the announcement, Michele has released her version of It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, which you can hear below:
“This album is something I’ve wanted to do for such a long time,” says Michele. “Christmas is my favorite holiday and it has always been such a special time with my family. I always go back home and spend Christmas in New York, so when I think of the holidays I think of the city. This album is really a celebration of that magic and spirit of my hometown. I am so excited to share the songs I grew up with and I hope it brings listeners a lot of joy this season!”
Christmas in the City reunites Michele with songwriter and producer Adam Anders, who she worked with during her time on Glee. The album features timeless hits like Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and more, as well as Christmas in New York, a new original co-written by Michele and Anders.
It also features collaborations with her Glee co-stars Darren Criss and Jonathan Groff, and Broadway favourite Cynthia Erivo.
The track listing for Christmas in the City is:
1. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
3. Christmas in New York
4. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (feat. Jonathan Groff)
5. Do You Want To Build a Snowman
6. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
7. Silent Night
8. White Christmas (feat. Darren Criss)
9. Silver Bells
10. Angels We Have Heard on High (feat. Cynthia Erivo)
11. O Holy Night