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Christmas Kisses is Ariana Grande's first Christmas EP. It was released on December 17, 2013, through Republic Records.[1] On December 3, 2014, the Japanese special edition was released for CD and two days later for digital download.

It peaked at number twenty-five on the Oricon chart. The Japanese edition included a new track, "Santa Tell Me", which was released on November 24, 2014 as the fifth and final single from the EP.[2] The EP went on to sell over 405,000 copies worldwide as of 2016.

The EP received favorable reviews from music critics. It debuted at number 34 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and at number 3 on the Billboard Holiday Albums ranking in the United States. The EP sold 35,000 copies in its first week of release in the US and has sold over 180,000 copies worldwide. Christmas & Chill was originally only available as a digital download, but on November 18, 2016, the EP was reissued on CD in Japan with a new artwork.


On November 6, 2013, Grande announced via Twitter she would be releasing new music each week leading up to Christmas, beginning with a cover of Wham!'s "Last Christmas": "I'm releasing new music for Christmas. New song every week as a countdown to the holidays starting November 19. Beyond excited to share them w/ U! The 1st song #LastChristmas out November 19. I can't wait for u to hear our spin on it. There will be originals as well! Hope u love the music."[3]

"Last Christmas" was released as the first song, opening up to positive reviews and was critically acclaimed for it's "R&B spin" on the Christmas classic. On the final week of November, Grande released an original Christmas song, titled "Love Is Everything", and releaved she would be releasing a Christmas Kisses EP later in the month. On the first week of December, Grande released another original Christmas song, "Snow In California", and was later followed by a cover of the Christmas classic "Santa Baby", which features Elizabeth Gillies. All of the single covers feature the same artwork, but in different colors.

On Christmas Eve 2014, Grande released "Santa Tell Me" as a standalone holiday single, which was later added onto the 2014 re-release of the EP.


Preceding the release of her Christmas EP, she gave a series of performances, including at the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,[4][5] NBC New York's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting broadcast,[6][7] the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball in Los Angeles' Staples Center and Z100's Jingle Ball event at Madison Square Garden in New York City.[8] She also sang at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, with Big Sean and Mac Miller.[9]


The first and lead single "Last Christmas" was released on November 19, 2013.

The second single "Love Is Everything" was released on November 26, 2013.

The third single "Snow In California" was released on December 3, 2013.

The fourth single "Santa Baby" (featuring Liz Gillies) was released on December 10, 2013.

The fifth single "Santa Tell Me" was released on November 24, 2014.


  • Grande released each song week by week starting on November 19, 2013.[10] It's also her only project to have more than half the tracks to be released as singles (as all five of them were.)
  • "Santa Tell Me" was the last recorded song from the EP.
  • "Santa Baby" is Grande's favorite song from the EP.[11]


Physical Releases[]

Track listing[]

Standard Edition
1."Last Christmas"George Michael3:24
2."Love Is Everything"Ariana Grande, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio Dixon3:33
3."Snow In California"Grande, Matt Squire, Thomas Lee Brown, Victoria McCants3:27
4."Santa Baby" (featuring Liz Gillies)Joan Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer2:51
Total length:13:15
Japanese Special Reissue Edition (bonus track)[2]
5."Santa Tell Me"Grande, Savan Kotecha & Ilya Salmanzadeh3:24
Total length:16:39

Cut tracks[]


Christmas Kisses
December 17, 2013 • 13:15 • Republic Records
Released Last ChristmasLove Is EverythingSanta BabySanta Tell MeSnow In California
Unreleased I Don't Want To Be Alone for Christmas
Ariana GrandeElizabeth Gillies