Kelly Clarkson is slated to release her first Christmas album later this year (13). The pop star hopes she'll be spending her first holiday season as newlywed Mrs. Brandon Blackstock with a hit album of festive favourites underneath fans' trees. In a recent interview with CMT Radio, she revealed the news of the upcoming project and admitted, "It's probably my favourite album I've ever made. It's so good." Clarkson is collaborating with acclaimed producer Greg Kurstin, who also produced her Grammy-winning album Stronger, as well as country music legend Ronnie Dunn. Clarkson is no stranger to recording holiday tracks - just last year (12), she sang a duet with The Voice's Blake Shelton for his Cheers, It's Christmas album, and she also appeared on his U.S. holiday TV special.