Winter is fast becoming singer/actress Idina Menzel's favourite season - after hitting the high notes as ice queen Queen Elsa in Frozen, she's set to release a Christmas album.

Holiday Wishes will feature festive favourites, A Holly Jolly Christmas and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, and less obvious seasonal hits like a cover of Joni Mitchell's River.

The full track-listing and special guests will be revealed in the coming weeks. The album will be released in October (14).

Menzel isn't the only star who will be competing for the top spot in the Christmas charts - Leann Rimes and Seth MACFarlane have also recorded festive-themed albums.

In Frozen, the singer's animated character turned her kingdom into a winter wonderland.