A New Thought for Christmas

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A New Thought for Christmas
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Studio album by Melissa Etheridge
Released September 30, 2008
Recorded NRG Studios, North Hollywood, California
Genre Christmas music, rock
Length 44:10
Label Island
Producer Melissa Etheridge, David Cole
Melissa Etheridge chronology
The Awakening
A New Thought for Christmas
Fearless Love

A New Thought for Christmas is a 2008 Christmas album (tenth overall studio release) by rock singer Melissa Etheridge, released on September 30, 2008.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Melissa Etheridge, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Blue Christmas" (Billy Hayes/Jay W. Johnson) 2:44
2. "Glorious" 3:38
3. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" (Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich/Phil Spector) 2:41
4. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane) 4:22
5. "Ring the Bells" (Salman Ahmad/Melissa Etheridge) 6:05
6. "Merry Christmas Baby" (Lou Baxter/Johnny Moore) 3:46
7. "Christmas in America" 4:20
8. "Light a Light" 5:10
9. "It's Christmas Time" 4:21
10. "O Night Divine" 6:57

In the album's liner notes, Etheridge states that although she has never been a religious person, Christmas has always been one of her favorite times of year. She states that the album is her attempt "to bridge our old oppressive cultural ways with the enlightenment of our coming future." The album contains a mix of traditional Christmas songs and original compositions.[2]

2009 re-release deluxe edition DVD track list[edit]

On October 26, 2009, Etheridge re-released A New Thought for Christmas as a deluxe package with a concert film DVD produced by Barry Summers from World Live Shows/Rock Fuel Media from the House Of Blues in Atlantic City. The Concert TV Special is broadcast throughout the month of December each year on HDNET/AXIS TV

  1. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
  2. "Blue Christmas"
  3. "Glorious"
  4. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
  5. "Christmas in America"
  6. "Merry Christmas Baby"
  7. "Light a Light"
  8. "Ring the Bells"
  9. "It's Christmas Time"
  10. "O Night Devine"


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "A New Thought for Christmas - Melissa Etheridge". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "CD Review: Melissa Etheridge", Gunfighter.typepad.com, December 4, 2008.