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“Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter” is the lead single from Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs for the Season, due out October 26. The 12-song disc was recorded with a 35-piece symphony orchestra and features original songs as well as classics like “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “White Christmas” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

The album also features Ingrid duetting with Christina Perri, Grace VanderWaal, Broadway star Leslie Odom Jr. and actor and singer Will Chase, who is Ingrid’s boyfriend.

“I love everything about this time of year,” says Ingrid. “Christmas was a big deal at my house. We would have a huge party every Christmas Eve filled with family and friends. My dad would play carols and everyone would eat, sing and dance.”

Ingrid continues, “This time of year may mean something different now than it did as a child but it’s become even more special, especially as I’ve experienced loss and heartbreak.” Ingrid’s mother passed away during the holiday in 2014 and that inspired one of the songs on the album, “Happy Happy Christmas.”

“I want people to listen to this record and feel warm and fuzzy,” Ingrid adds. “I think the world needs that right now.”


1.“Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter”
2.“White Christmas” (Feat. Christina Perri)
3.“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
4.“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
5.“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (Feat. Will Chase)
6.“Happy, Happy Christmas”
7.“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve”
8.“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (Feat. Grace VanderWaal)
9.“Mele Kalikimaka” (Feat. Allie Moss & Bess Rogers)
10.“Christmas Time Is Here”
11.“All I Want for Christmas Is You” (Feat. Leslie Odom Jr.)
12.“Auld Lang Syne”

4 stars