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Yule Need To Calm Down: Taylor Swift launches festive-themed merchandise

She’s not quite on the same level as Mariah Carey in terms of her domination of Christmas, but let the record state that Taylor Swift really loves Christmas. The video for her song ‘Christmas Tree Farm’ includes home video footage of her as a child getting her first guitar as a Christmas present. Which is […]

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Apple Music and Amazon Music reveal more Christmas songs

Apple Music and Amazon Music aren’t just streaming services: they’re streaming services belonging to companies whose voice assistants and smart speakers are going to be fielding LOTS of requests for Christmas music in the coming weeks.

So, it’s no surprise to see both continuing to prepare for that, including with original music. We reported earlier this month on Amazon Music’s new collection of Christmas tracks, but this week it bagged an exclusive on Taylor Swift’s re-recording of her own ‘Christmas Tree Farm (Old Timey Version)’.

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Justin Bieber, Mary J Blige and more get festive with Amazon Music

Alright, it’s officially Christmas season now – don’t @ us, the John Lewis ad is out – and Amazon Music is going in strong with its now-annual lineup of original tracks.

This year it’s got Justin Bieber doing ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’; Mary J. Blige doing ‘Last Christmas’; and Carrie Underwood doing a brand new song called ‘Favorite Time of Year’. Which might be worth putting a bet on as the week-after-Christmas number one, given Amazon’s UK success with Ellie Goulding last year.

Jess Glynne, Jamie Cullum, Lele Pons and José Feliciano are among the other artists contributing covers or new tracks to Amazon’s Christmas music offering.

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Amazon Music to host Dolly Parton Christmas livestream

If you’re the kind of person who shouts at people who put their Christmas decorations too early, look away now. Dolly Parton is doing a Christmas-themed livestream for Amazon Music… on 13 November.

‘Dolly Parton’s Comin’ Home for Christmas’ will be streamed live on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel and within its app, with a performance and Q&A with the star.

This is all to promote ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas’, Parton’s festive album, which came out in (look away again!) early October – complete with two bonus tracks that are streaming exclusives for Amazon. There’s even a tie-in merchandise store on its shopping service.