Carrie Underwood's first Christmas album, The Gift, will be available September 25.
It will be a mix of traditional favourites and original songs, with an emphasis on faith and the spiritual nature of Christmas. Much of the album was recorded during the pandemic, which means they had to work remotely to finish the project. Carrie started work on it as soon as her 2019 Cry Pretty Tour ended. "Now more than ever we all need to focus on what Christmas is about, rely more on our family and even though it has been a tough year sometimes I feel like the greatest realizations can come during the worst times or the most stressful times," she says. "And it makes you more thankful for the things that you do have."