Christmas Kisses is Ariana Grande's first Christmas EP. It was released as a festive collection of classic Christmas covers. The re-release was only released in Japan.
On November 6, 2013, Ariana 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 Nov19. Beyond excited to share them w/ U! The 1st song #LastChristmas out Nov 19. I can't wait for u to hear our spin on it. There will be originals as well! Hope u love the music." "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 it was also revealed Ariana would release the Christmas Kisses EP later in the month. On the first week of December, Ariana 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 have the same artwork but in different colors. In 2014, Ariana released "Santa Tell Me" as the first Christmas single and it was added onto the 2014 re-release of the EP.
Ariana released each song week by week starting on November 19, 2013.