The Essential Advent Calendar: December 18

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 18 – Decca Christmas Roundup!

Check out these Christmas new releases for the festive season, thanks to Decca Records!

Albums and EPs:


Classic Nat “King” Cole tracks re-imagined as duets, and featuring John Legend, Gloria Estafan, Calum Scott and more.

The Teskey Brothers With Orchestra Victoria – ‘Live At Hamer Hall‘.

Released on December 10, this is a brand new live album capturing the Teskey Brothers’ 2020 headline show at Melbourne’s historic Hamer Hall with the Orchestra Victoria.

Chad Lawson – ‘Christmas In My Dreams’.

Composer and pianist Chad Lawson announces his new holiday EP, ‘Christmas In My Dreams‘. Showcasing Lawson’s signature emotive sound, the four-track collection includes a unique collaboration between Lawson and the vocals of adored singer Dinah Washington, with Chad accompanying the vocal track of Dinah’s enchanting version of ‘Silent Night’. In addition to the standout arrangement of ‘Silent Night‘, the EP also features three new renditions of well-loved holiday tunes, such as, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Christmas’ and, ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’. The end result is an instant classic that is sure to become a part of many Christmases to come.

Festive Singles:


Following the release of their self-titled debut album earlier this year, captivating musical couple Cande y Paulo release a breath-taking rendition of José Feliciano’s popular festive track ‘Feliz Navidad’ and announce their debut European tour, including 16 dates supporting chart-topping singer-songwriter, Jack Savoretti.

The Lumineers – ‘This is Life (Merry Christmas)’

The Lumineers have just released a brilliant Christmas single featuring Daniel Rodriguez.

“I’ve been a big Daniel Rodriguez fan for a few years now,” says The Lumineers singer-guitarist and co-founder Wesley Schultz. “We had him over for dinner one night, and my wife Brandy – against my wishes – told Daniel one of his songs was a Christmas song. The song was called ‘This Is Life’ and she suggested Daniel add ‘Merry Christmas’ to the chorus.  Daniel was not insulted at all, tried it, and liked the idea.  It turned out she was right, and the rest is Christmas history.

Jess Gillam – ‘The Nutcracker’

A stunning saxophone cover of Tchaikovsky’s Christmas classic, ‘The Nutcracker’. Listen to it below.

Andrea Bocelli – ‘Silent Night’

The beloved Italian tenor has released his take on the classic Christmas carol.

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