Cher Christmas Is Here, Are You Living For It?

Cher's new Christmas album makes a compelling case for a spot in our holiday playlists.

Arts Music Sean Kivi

This article was published on October 31st, 2023

Cher Christmas is here, are living for it? If you don’t know who Cher is…

You can’t sit with us…

Your gay card has been revoked. 

Okay, we’re totally kidding.  

But currently the gay world is buzzing with excitement about her and we’re here to fill you in. 

Cher, with her glittering six-decade career and vivacious personality, has become a revered figure in the LGBTQ+ community. 

But what makes Cher such a significant gay icon? 

And why should you care to give her new Christmas album a listen?

Cher’s affinity with the LGBTQ+ community

Cher’s advocacy for gay rights and her role in the LGBTQ+ community is far-reaching. As with many things in her life, Cher was ahead of her time. The world watched as she publicly supported her child, Chaz Bono, through his transition – even if at first it wasn’t easy for her. 

But to be fair… she was born in 1946. 

During that time the term ‘transgender’ hadn’t even been used. The term transgender wasn’t coined until the 1960s. 

But, once Cher came to terms with her son Chao Bono, she supported him publicly and defended him. She did so during an era when trans rights were barely on society’s radar, let alone being defended on such a public platform. 

By supporting her transitioning child, Cher became an example of unconditional love and acceptance for parents worldwide.

Moreover, Cher has consistently used her platform to amplify LGBTQ+ voices. She’s supported numerous LGBTQ+ causes and remains an active ally in the fight for equal rights.

What is Cher Christmas and why are people stoked?

Cher is giving us the ultimate Christmas gift just when we thought she couldn’t offer more. Cher has showered us with festive joy. She recently dropped a new Christmas album and it’s fantastic. It’s 13 tracks of pure bliss and nostalgia.

If you were a fan of Cher during her believe era or loved her fierce feminism during her Woman’s World spotlight — you’re not gonna wanna miss this album. 

What makes it so great? 

Features as Good as Gumdrops

Stepping into Cher’s festive album feels akin to opening a treasure chest of musical collaborations. Cher, with her unmistakable style, has teamed up with a bevy of talented artists, each bringing their own flavor to the holiday tunes.

From the soulful harmonies of Stevie Wonder in “What Christmas Means to Me” to the heartfelt emotions conveyed alongside Darlene Love in “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, the album offers a delightful blend of old and new. 

Fans will also be treated to the melodious duet of Cher with Michael Bublé in “Home” and the upbeat vibes of “Drop Top Sleigh Ride” featuring Tyga.

Tracks like “Angels in the Snow” and “I Like Christmas” give us pure, undiluted Cher, while collaborations like “Put a Little Holiday in Your Heart” with Cyndi Lauper bring together two icons, making for an electrifying experience.

Each feature adds a unique layer to the album, painting a rich tapestry of sounds and emotions. It’s evident that Cher didn’t just aim to recreate traditional holiday songs; she wanted to make them her own. And with the help of her featured artists, she’s created something truly special. The blend of varying vocal ranges and musical styles allows listeners to embark on a journey that’s both familiar and refreshingly new.

With such an ensemble of talent, the album is a testament to Cher’s ability to seamlessly merge different artistic worlds, making for an unforgettable holiday experience.

It’s already been 25 years since she dropped that bop?

Let’s rewind a bit. In 1998, Cher dropped “Believe”, a track that not only became an instant hit but revolutionized the music industry. The song is famed for its innovative use of the vocoder, an electronic device that can modulate voice. Cher popularized this sound, which subsequently influenced many artists after her.

Fast forward to today, and Cher seems to be giving a nod to the past while innovating for the present. In her Christmas album’s lead single, “DJ Play a Christmas Song”, she once again employs the vocoder, bridging the gap between her iconic “Believe” era and today.

The album is iconic not just for its ground-breaking sound but for its soul-stirring track list. From empowering anthems to emotional ballads, the album is a testament to Cher’s versatility as an artist.

Listening to her new Christmas album, one can’t help but feel a wave of nostalgia. The tracks have an old-world charm but are distinctly “Cher”. 

Will the Cher Christmas Album Become Your New Yuletide Favorite?

As the holiday season approaches, there’s an abundance of new music waiting to be the backdrop for our festive memories. Yet, with the melding of iconic classics, intriguing features, and the distinct touch of the goddess of pop, Cher’s new Christmas album makes a compelling case for a spot in our holiday playlists.

But as always, music resonates differently with everyone. So, as you sip your hot cocoa and decorate your space, give Cher’s album a listen. 

Will it bring back memories of ‘Believe’? 

Or will it carve out new memories for this festive season? Whatever the case, we’d love to hear your thoughts. 

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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