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Cher (Finally) Announces Christmas Album, Shares “DJ Play a Christmas Song”: Stream

Who needs to believe in life after love when you can believe in the magic of Christmas? Cher is finally gifting us with a holiday album, and she’s previewing it with lead single “DJ Play a Christmas Song.” (Our condolences to the “no Christmas music before Halloween” camp.)

Cher’s Christmas arrives October 20th via Warner, and pre-orders are ongoing. It comprises 13 songs total, supplementing a nice collection of classic tunes like “Santa Baby” and “Run Run Rudolph” with a handful originals. It also boasts a pretty wild grab-bag of featured artists, including Stevie Wonder (OK, cool), Cyndi Lauper (nice), Michael Bublé (naturally), and… Tyga.

“DJ Play a Christmas Song” is a rebel’s anthem for anyone whose parents told them Santa Claus would skip their house if they didn’t go to sleep. It’s got a classic four-on-the-floor beat and some subtle sleigh bells, as Cher sings of wanting to break a sweat on the dance floor all through the night: “It’s cold outside, but it’s warm in here/ And that’s the only thing I want this year,” she proclaims in her iconic contralto, glossing over the hassle of waiting in the club’s coat check line.

“I never say this about my own records but I’m really proud of this one,” Cher said in a press release. “It is one of the most amazing highlights of my career.” Ain’t that what Christmas is all about? See the tracklist and artwork for Christmas and stream “DJ Play a Christmas Song” below.

Cher — entertainer, fashion icon, friend of the animals — is also set to be the subject of an upcoming biopic, though very few details about it have been revealed.

Christmas Artwork:

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Christmas Tracklist:
01. DJ Play a Christmas Song
02. What Christmas Means to Me [feat. Stevie Wonder]
03. Run Run Rudolph
04. Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) [feat. Darlene Love]
05. Angels In the Snow
06. Home [feat. Michael Bublé]
07. Drop Top Sleigh Ride [feat. Tyga]
08. Please Come Home For Christmas
09. I Like Christmas
10. Christmas Ain’t Christmas Without You
11. Santa Baby
12. Put a Little Holiday In Your Heart [feat. Cyndi Lauper]
13. This Will Be Our Year