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'American Idol' Does Christmas: Kelly Clarkson, David Archuleta Usher In the Season

On deck: new songs, videos, updates of Christmas classics and mash-ups

Kelly Clarkson Wrapped in Red Album - S 2013

American Idol alums are helping usher in the holiday season with new songs, videos, updates of Christmas classics and mash-ups.

Check out some of the merriment below:

Kris Allen is releasing a new song, "Baby, It Ain't Christmas Without You," through his own DogBear Records label. Fans can download the song on iTunes, and watch Kris perform the song live below:

Season-nine alum Casey James loves the holidays, and says so in his own adorable way with his bluesy cool yule tune, "I Like Christmas."  The song is available on iTunes.

Kelly Clarkson released "Underneath The Tree" last year as part of her album, Wrapped in Red. This year, the season one winner offers fans an early present -- a video release of the title track! 

Season-four winner  Carrie Underwood and Michael W. Smith got into the true meaning of the season with this uplifting performance of "All is Well" from the television special, CMA Country Christmas 2014.

David Archuleta takes center stage for the Celebration of Christ concert in Utah, teaming up with Pentatonix singer and cellist Kevin Olusola for a moving and spiritual duet of "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

Twitter: @MicheleAmabile