Ghosts Of Christmas Albums Past features Christmas/Holiday albums that have been previously released and are returning in 2016 in new packaging or with new track(s) or in a new format. Or any combination. Straight up reissues are on the naughty list.
Kylie Minogue released her first Holiday album in 2015, twenty-seven years and twelve albums into her recording career. Kylie Christmas is available in a standard thirteen or a Deluxe sixteen track format. It peaked at number 13 on the US Top Holiday Albums chart and number 12 in the UK. Fans of Ms. Minogue and UK pop music in general should consider this a mandatory party favor as Kylie covers all the bases in a Holiday home run of an album with her take on songs made popular by The Waitresses, Yaz and Pretenders as well as other more traditional songs of the season. I have to knock off several points for a tasteless "duet" with Frank Sinatra but that's just me.
For 2016, Kylie has added half a dozen tracks to the album to make up what she's calling the Snow Queen Edition. New cover art and stylized graphics have also been added. Among the new tracks are the first single "At Christmas" (below), a duet with MIKA on Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" and a brief, balladized version of Rozalla's dance-floor hit "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)" which would feel out of place on anyone else's Christmas album but not on pop dance diva Kylie's. She even rewards her fans in France with a bonus track covering the Bee Gee's "Night Fever". (See prior sentence.)