Cher set to release a CHRISTMAS album

Cher unveils new CHRISTMAS album artwork – as fans react with relief at having a break from Mariah Carey

Cher has announced that she is set to release her first ever Christmas album. 

The 77-year-old icon shared the festive news on Thursday, presenting the artwork for the LP and asked her 3.9M followers: ‘Are you spending Christmas with me?’

The answer appeared to be a resounding yes, as many replied with excitement, and some even with relief at having a new option other than the omnipresent Mariah Carey

‘Sorry Mariah, I’m with Cher this Christmas,’ one fan tweeted in response to the news. 

Mariah Carey has long been considered the ‘Queen of Christmas’ thanks to her mega-hit All I Want for Christmas Is You, an unavoidable Yuletide smash, first released back in 1994. 

‘Mariah better watch out!! Cher is gonna take over Christmas!!’ another fan wrote, as they engaged in some diva rivalry. 

Believe: Cher set to release a CHRISTMAS album - as fans react with relief at having a break from Mariah Carey

Give it a rest: Cher fans appeared to be delighted that there was a new option for a festive diva album, as Mariah Carey has long been considered the 'Queen of Christmas'

Another joked: ‘Take a seat Mariah ! @cher is coming for CHRISTMAS!!!!’ 

Cher’s new album – which she has been cryptically teasing on her Twitter account – is said to include rare duets.

‘I really am proud of this. It’s a Cher Christmas album. It’s not your mother’s Christmas album,’ she said on Good Morning Britain this week.

‘I’m really, really excited because there’s millions of people on it!’ she added.

‘I’ve never had duets! I’ve never had people on any of my records! This was a last-minute thing… but they’re special. All of them.’

Of course, Cher isn’t the first pop diva outside of Mariah. 

Kylie Minogue, Sia, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, and even Justin Bieber have all released festive-themed releases over the years. 

Whitney Houston famously released One Wish: The Holiday Album in 2003, her sixth studio album. 


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