Kelly Clarkson: Duet with Ariana Grande and Chris Stapleton on the festive album "When Christmas Comes Around"

October 19, 2021

Kelly Clarkson's ninth album includes a mix of original and classic Christmas carols.
Kelly Clarkson presents the festive album "When Christmas Comes Around…".

In this 15-song Atlantic Records / Warner Records album, Kelly Clarkson reunites with longtime collaborators Jason Halbert and Jesse Shatkin, among others, and presents a mix of new original songs and classic Christmas carols.

"When Christmas Comes Around…" captures how different the holidays can be for all of us during the different stages of our lives and I hope everyone can find something on the album that they can identify with. "I hope the happiest songs, but if not, oh you are not alone," Kelly Clarkson said in a message on social media.

From the stunning duet with Ariana Grande on "Santa, Can't You Hear Me" to the shockingly beautiful ballad "Merry Christmas (To The One I Used To Know)", "When Christmas Comes Around…" explores a wide range festive emotions and experiences based on Kelly Clarkson's unparalleled interpretive ability.

The album also includes the cheerful "Glow" starring Chris Stapleton and the wonderfully bold single "Christmas Isn't Canceled (Just You)", which was described as "a cheeky bop" by Entertainment Weekly and a song "soaked with empowerment "by USA Today.

A festive album visualizer posted on Clarkson's official YouTube channel brings the stunning album to life even more. See it here.

"When Christmas Comes Around…" is Kelly Clarkson's next album after "Meaning of Life" of 2017 and her second festive release after the album "Wrapped In Red" of 2013.

Last month, Kelly Clarkson kicked off the third season of the Six Daytime Emmy Awards on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" and returned as coach to the US version of "The Voice," in which she has won first place three times.