Just in time to encourage some holiday cheer, Jordin Sparks has officially released her first Christmas album. The ten-track project includes a balance cuts, from songs like “Trapmas Medley” to “Love is Alive.” On “Merry Christmas To Your Face,” the songstress croons about seeing her love on the special day:
Many moons have come and gone, and I’ve been waiting for this time and this holiday, I’m so excited. It’s a feeling I can’t describe. If I can prove it to you baby. I’ve been waiting for this. Only if you knew how long I dreamed of this. You would be surprised, baby. And when I hear the sleigh bells ringing. It’s the greatest feeling on earth. Fresh baked cookies by the fire. Then chase it down with cider.
In August, Jordin dropped off her Sounds Like Me project, and also released a slew of singles this year including “Homebody,” “Red Sangria,” “A Baby Changes Everything,” and “Unknown.” Her last full length project was 2015’s Right Here Right now, which saw guest features from names like 2 Chainz, Shaggy, Elijah Blake, J-doe, and B.o.B.
In a previous interview, Jordin opened up about one of the most important lessons she’s learned:
“Pride is one of those things that can keep us from true growth and true healing. [It] can hinder our experiences with other people and hinder our experiences with other things, and we all have it. We can’t pinpoint it, and I definitely think people have more of it than others and use it in a different way, but for me, I had a few moments where I could see somebody else’s pride was keeping them from being the best person they could be merely because they were comfortable where they were at.”
Check out Jordin Sparks’ new holiday album Cider & Hennessy down below.