Idina Menzel who sang the Academy Award-winning song "Let It Go" from the movie "Frozen" has just released her debut Christmas album "Holiday Wishes." The album, produced by Walter Afanasieff, will include "A Holly Jolly Christmas," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," and Joni Mitchell's Christmas-themed "River," one of Menzel's favorites, according to a press release. Furthermore, Menzel also teams with AC crooner Michael Buble on "Baby It's Cold Outside" and an original "December Prayer."
She rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent, a role which she reprised for the 2005 feature film adaptation of the musical. She received a Tony Award nomination in 1996 for her performance in Rent. In 2004, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for originating the role of Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked. She made her return to Broadway in the 2014 musical If/Then. She was nominated for the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance in If/Then.
Menzel is also known for her recurring role of Shelby Corcoran, (the biological mother of main character Rachel Berry, played by Lea Michele) on the Fox musical comedy-drama TV series Glee, the 2007 Disney film Enchanted and as the voice of Elsa the Snow Queen in the 2013 Disney film Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, in which she sang the Academy Award-winning song "Let It Go". The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Menzel is the only competitive Tony Award-winning actress to ever reach the top 10.
The tracklisting for the album is as follows:
1. Do You Hear What I Hear?
2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
3. Baby It's Cold Outside (featuring Michael Bublé)
4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
5. All I Want For Christmas Is You
6. What Are You Doing On New Year's Eve?
7. December Prayer
8. When You Wish Upon A Star
9. Silent Night
11. Holly Jolly Christmas
12. White Christmas