Country singer Carrie Underwood, a former winner of American Idol in the USA, is to release her first Christmas album this year. Carrie revealed the news during a virtual fan club party held to replace the full-scale equivalent she would normally host during the week of CMA Fest.

Carrie previously recorded “Do You Hear What I Hear”, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, “The First Noel”, “What Child Is This” and “O Holy Night” for a special seasonal edition of her second album Carnival Ride”, but has never before released a full Christmas album.