Singer Idina Menzel has mixed emotions about the holidays because her parents split up on Thanksgiving Day when she was a little girl.

Now a mother herself, the Frozen star has just released a new compilation of festive hits, titled Holiday Wishes, as she gets set for her first Christmas without husband Taye Diggs following their split over the festive season last year (13).

She says, "My experience of the holidays has wavered; my parents announced they were divorcing on Thanksgiving Day, but now that I have a son, I'm really sort of rediscovering the holidays through his eyes.

"This whole year has been personally a little bit more challenging for me... Thank God I have music and a play that I'm in on Broadway, If/Then, every single night that actually is a really great opportunity for me to work through some of the emotions that I have."