Carrie Underwood performs onstage at The 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 09, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Carrie Underwood's 10 Most Faith-Filled Christmas Songs

'My Gift' keeps giving to Carrie Underwood fans.

In 2020, Carrie Underwood released My Gift, her first —and so far, her only— Christmas album. The 2005 winner of "American Idol," we already knew that few can match Underwood when it comes to interpreting widely-known songs. She's a person of faith, as well, which all but guaranteed that any hymns and religious tunes would come across as sincere. Thus, the title My Gift can be interpreted as meaning she's musically gifted and that she views the birth of Christ as the greatest holiday present of them all.

The album and the extended Deluxe Edition that followed a year later stands up still when compared to other country stars' holiday offerings, putting it in the same conversation as albums by the likes of Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton and even Elvis Presley.

Listeners of My Gift don't merely enjoy timeless songs as they're sung by a generational vocalist. We join Underwood in reflecting on the meaning behind the lyrics —and Christmas itself— while exploring what they say about ourselves and the world we share.

The gold-selling album topped Billboard's country, Christian and Christmas charts. Both "Favorite Time of Year" and John Legend duet "Hallelujah" spent time atop Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart, a peak Underwood previously reached in 2014 with "Something in the Water."

Read on for the album's 10 best songs.

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