Kylie Minogue is recording a Christmas album.

The 47-year-old star is believed to be halfway through making the LP, which will be her 13th studio album, set to be released on a one-album deal through Warner/Parlophone.

A source revealed: ''Kylie is halfway through recording it. It's believed all the tracks will be disco-influenced.''

The 'I Should Be So Lucky' hitmaker - whose last album 'Kiss Me Once' performed poorly when released last year - recently parted ways with her record label Parlophone following a partnership of over 15 years but is hoping she can return to the charts with her latest collection, which will feature a variety of covers and original tunes.

The source told The Sun newspaper: ''It's likely the album will include a mixture of festive classics and even some original material.

''She wants to take her time on a new release but can't be away from the charts for long, so a Christmas album is the obvious choice.''

The news comes after Chic legend Nile Rodgers confirmed he was working with the Australian beauty, who originally kick-started her career in the soap opera 'Neighbours'.

Last month he said: ''Working with so many people is its own reward. I've got a thing I'm doing with Kylie Minogue and Elton John.''