Christmas Albums 2010

Everywhere you go you can hear Christmas songs playing in stores, malls and even the dentist office.  Here are nine Christmas albums released in 2010.  To hear samples of the songs on each album just visit amazon.

Noel by The Priests
Noel by The Priests

1. Noel by The Priests

The Priests is made up of three real-life priests from Northern Ireland: Fathers (and siblings) Eugene and Martin O'Hagan and David Delargy. Talk about spiritually infused singing!

Noel is their holiday offering for 2010, in the classical music genre, and includes the following 15 tunes:

  1. Ding Dong Merrily On High
  2. The First Nowell
  3. Sussex Carol
  4. Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth
  5. The Holly And The Ivy
  6. Away In A Manger
  7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  8. In The Bleak Midwinter
  9. In Dulci Jubilo
  10. Joy To The World
  11. Silent Night (English Version)
  12. Come All Ye Faithful
  13. What Child Is This
  14. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  15. Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth

2. All I Want For Christmas by Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser is a 10-man strong a capella group who went to school at Indiana University over ten years ago. Their "All I Want For Christmas" offering is actually a gift set that includes their Holiday Spirits album from 2008 and Christmas Cheers from 2009. But that's not all... it also includes a "Live in New York: Holiday Edition" DVD. A total of 47 tracks.

Disc 1: Holiday Spirits (2008) 14 tracks
Disc 2: Christmas Cheers (2009) 15 tracks
Disc 3: Live DVD - 11 are covers and 7 Xmas 18 tracks

Staight No Chaser

3. Holly Happy Days by The Indigo Girls

The Indigo Girls have been performing together since their high school days in Atlanta, Georgia. This American folk rock duo deliver their first holiday album and it's not your normal collection of Christmas songs. Some even have a bluegrass kick to them. Only 3 of the 12 are the holiday standards you'll find on many Christmas albums.

  1. I Feel the Christmas Spirit
  2. It Really Is ( A Wonderful Life)
  3. O Holy Night
  4. Your Holiday Song
  5. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  6. Mistletoe
  7. Peace Child
  8. The Wonder Song
  9. In The Bleak Midwinter
  10. Happy Joyous Hanukkah
  11. Angels We Have Heard On High
  12. There's Still My Joy

Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album

4. Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album

Haven't heard Glee? You'd have to be hiding under a rock or not watch TV to have never heard of the tv show Glee. The high notes hit and harmonizing is amazing. This is currently the best selling album on iTunes.

Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album is twelve-songs strong.

  1. We Need A Little Christmas
  2. Deck The Rooftop
  3. Merry Christmas Darling
  4. Baby, It's Cold Outside
  5. The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year
  6. Last Christmas
  7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  8. O Christmas Tree
  9. Jingle Bells
  10. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch (featuring k.d. lang)
  11. Angels We Have Heard On High
  12. O Holy Night

The first two songs have a fast tempo - almost rap. They put their unique spin on some Christmas classics like Jingle Bells and Angels We Have Heard on High. O Holy Night is especially well sung.

Good blend of fast and slow tempos. If you watch Glee on tv you know how well the actors/singers can harmonize.

The Gift by Susan Boyle
The Gift by Susan Boyle

5. The Gift by Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle captured the world's attention when she sang "I Dream a Dream" on "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009. She released her first album in November 2009. Regardless of how you feel about Susan personally, the woman can sing!

The Gift is Susan's first Christmas album and it includes 10 tunes.

  1. Perfect Day
  2. Hallelujah
  3. Do You Hear What I Hear?
  4. Don't Dream It's Over
  5. The First Noel
  6. O Holy Night
  7. Away In A Manger
  8. Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
  9. Auld Lang Syne
  10. O Come All Ye Faithful

Of the ten; Perfect Day, Hallelujah and Don't Dream It's Over don't hit me as holiday songs. You can hear samples of each of the songs by clicking the link below:

A Merry Little Christmas by Lady Antebellum
A Merry Little Christmas by Lady Antebellum

6. A Merry Little Christmas by Lady Antebellum

Since signing to Capitol Records in 2007, Lady Antebellum has had four number-one singles and won numerous awards - including a Grammy. A Merrly Little Christmas is the first Christmas album from this talented country music trio. $16.99 for 6 songs seems a bit steep.

What you've find on this album are:

  1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  2. All I Want For Christmas Is You
  3. Blue Christmas
  4. On This Winter's Night
  5. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  6. Silver Bells

You may be better off buying their non-holiday album - Need You Now. 117/136 reviewers gave it a 4+ out of 5 stars at Amazon.

7. O Holy Night by Jackie Evancho

Jackie Evancho is a 10 year-old soprano prodigy.  This CD/DVD includes 2 Christmas classics in English (Silent Night and O Holy Night) along with Panis Angelicus and Pie Jesu.  The DVD includes Jackie's performances on America's Got Talent plus an interview.  

Of the 121 reviews at Amazon, 102 gave it a 4 or higher out of five.  For $7 it's a steal.

Jackie Evancho - Silent Night

Celtic Thunder Christmas
Celtic Thunder Christmas

8. Celtic Thunder Christmas

You may have heard Celtic Thunder on tv while raising money for public channel PBS.  If not, stayed tuned over the holiday season.  The six-man strong group hails from Northern Ireland.  

Celtic Thunder Christmas includes 14 songs:

  1. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas    
  2. Winter Wonderland    
  3. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow    
  4. Last Christmas    
  5. Silent Night    
  6. Going Home For Christmas    
  7. When You Wish Upon A Star    
  8. Our First Christmas Together    
  9. Christmas 1915    
  10. Baby, It's Cold Outside    
  11. Ave Maria    
  12. All I Want For Christmas Is You    
  13. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday    
  14. The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year/We Wish You A Merry Christmas


Celtich Thunder Christmas

A Christmas Cornucopia by Annie Lennox
A Christmas Cornucopia by Annie Lennox

9. A Christmas Cornucopia by Annie Lennox

The powerful and unimitable voice and styling of Annie Lennox.  Need I say more?  

  1. Angels From The Realms Of Glory    
  2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen    
  3. See Amid The Winter's Snow    
  4. Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant    
  5. The First Noel    
  6. Lullay Lullay (Coventry Carol)    
  7. The Holly And The Ivy    
  8. In The Bleak Midwinter    
  9. As Joseph Was A Walking    
  10. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem    
  11. Silent Night    
  12. Universal Child


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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

wow that's a wonder list of songs thanks.. all i ever heard was Christmas carols which they made us sing just before Christmas. thx

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