Great Christmas Music For The Whole Family

Great Christmas Music for the Whole Family

It's that time of year when we pull out all of our Christmas CDs. If you're like me, I'm always on the lookout for a new Christmas CD. I really like variety when it comes to holiday music whether its the classics performed by classic artists or new songs by young pop stars they all add up to a festive atmosphere both in the home and while travelling. Here are ten great Christmas CDs that provide something for the whole family. Whether you purchase your music online or in stores, be sure to check these titles out to enjoy over the holiday season.

Holy Night by David Wayne

Holy Night by David Wayne

If you like acoustic guitar taken to the next level, you will love this CD. David Wayne plays several classic Christmas songs and adds his magic touch in creating a pure acoustic instrumental experience. This is definitely one of my favorites and always puts me in the festive mood. David Wayne is a Southern California guitarist and his music is available online. If your ever in Disneyland, David Wayne performs regularly on the Boardwalk and also at the street festivals in Palm Springs.

Superstar Christmas by Various Pop and Country Artists

Superstar Christmas

This is a really upbeat Christmas CD and has plenty of unique renditions of classic christmas songs performed by artists from the 80s and earlier. A few of my favorite tracks are Merry Xmas Baby by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, You Make it Feel Like Christmad by Neil Diamond, Oh Holy Night by Mariah Carey and Happy Xmas by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. In fact every song performed by every artist on this CD is heart warming. Everyone in our family enjoys listening to this CD over and over again.

Charlie Brown Christmas

Charlie Brown's Christmas

If you love the Charlie Brown and the gang in Charlie Brown's Christmas, you will know the music doesn't get any better than this. You might call this the sound track that takes Charlie Brown through the stress of the xmas season until he finds the true meaning behind Christmas, thank you Linus . You will no doubtably feel yourself slip into a feeling of well being while listening to the beautiful arrangements composed by Vincent Guaraldi that gave Charlie Brown's Christmas its unforgettable music and sound.

Barenaked for the Holidays by Barenaked Ladies

Barenaked for the Holidays

Here is a lively Christmas CD by the Barenaked Ladies. They perform a variety of classic and original xmas songs performed in a fun way that appeals to the whole family. This is great to listen to anytime especially when your decorating your tree or baking xmas cookies. We would take this one on road trips as it would surely keep me awake at the wheel.

My Christmas by Andrea Bocelli

My Christmas by Andrea Bocelli

Talk about your uplifting Christmas music, Andrea Bocelli teams up with a host of musical artists and performs several duets in the manner only he can deliver. Some of my favorites are What Child is This performed with Mary J. Blige, The Lords Prayer with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and a real treat in Jingle Bells with none other than The Muppets. You'll keep the player on Repeat for this CD.

Disney Channel Holiday

Disney Channel Holiday

Believe it or not this is a real good CD full of great Christmas songs sung by many of Disney Channel artists. There are some classics as well as some oriiginal tracks performed by the Jonas Brothers, The Cheetah Girls, Corbin Bleu and a host of others probably only your kids might know. Either way this is a very enjoyable xmas CD with a lot of great performances by the young stars of the new millenium.

Acoustitherapy - The Holidays Featuring Gregg Hansen

Acoustitherapy - The Holidays

For you acoustic guitar enthusiasts, you will find this CD to be full of great renditions of Christmas classics performed by a variety of classical artists. We bought this CD when visiting Fargo North Dakota. Gregg Hansen who we had met on a previous visit to Fargo was performing Christmas songs on his acoustic guitar in the center of the mall. He is featured on this CD on the track Angels Among Us. This is a great CD to listen to anytime, and especially makes for great dinner music while entertaining guests.

Noel by Josh Groban

Noel by Josh Groban

If you are a Josh Groban fan, you will definitely love this CD. In the way only Josh Groban can deliver, his powerful voice transcends all Christmas classics in a beautiful and inspiring collection. We have seen Josh Groban perform live once and can really appreciate what he brings to each song. Again a great CD to play during dinner or while entertaining guests over the holiday season.

Rosie Christmas - Various Artists

Another Rosie Christmas

This is a real good and fun CD, and I must note that I was really surprised at just how good it is. Rosie O'Donnell hosts a party of famous artists and groups and even sings along in a select few. This is a highly energetic Christmas CD featuring the the likes of the Dixie Chicks, Ricky Martin, Jewel, the Trans Siberian Orchestra and many more talented artists. This is another CD that every one will enjoy during the holiday season, great to listen to anytime.

Little Soul for Christmas - Artists from Yesteryear

A Little Soul for Christmas

The title in this one should tell you what a treat you're in for. Christmas classics perfomed by some of the famous soul groups of the 50s and 60s. The Drifters, The Platters and The Miracles are all featured in this classic nostalgic visit to past great performances. This really adds a nice touch to the variety of Christmas and holiday music contained within all of the CDs. There are so many great artists to choose from when looking for Christmas music. These are just a few that my family and I have really enjoyed. You can sometimes find a new CD in the most unusual places so I always keep my eye open for that next holiday treasure.

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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for stopping by Hazelwood4, I'll have to look the MannHeim Steamroller's up. There are so many artists and bands with great xmas music, it is easy to carry it on all year round. Thanks for the info!


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thank you Prasetio30, We love the Christmas season and certainly the great variety in Christmas music adds to the festive spirit. God Bless you too...


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hazelwood4 5 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

I am big fan of Christmas music. My wife literally listens to Christmas music all year long! My favorite Christmas music CD is Mannheim Steamroller! Great music and so many wonderful memories!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love all Christmas music. You have great collection for the Christmas song. I believe that your Christmas celebration will be more beautiful. Thank you very much. God bless you!

Prasetio


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks so much for the great comments Derdriu, I love that there is so much variety in Christmas and holiday music. Happy Xmas is a favorite for sure, my son and I play it every Christmas while the family sings along. I love this time of year!!!


Derdriu 5 years ago

Carcro: It is so much fun to hear how modern performers interpret traditional and updated holiday music. It finishes a close second to witnessing their interpretations of the anthem at baseball games. One of my all-time favorites is the interpretation by John and Yoko Lennon-Ono so it is great to see these two musical geniuses included on your list. Additionally, I tend to like whatever Bruce and the E-Streeters as well as Josh Groban and Ricky Martin do.

Thank you for sharing, voted up, etc.,

Derdriu


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for stopping by Christina327, always a pleasure to hear from you! Thanks for the read and Happy Holidays!


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

Nice hub, great selection of music for Christmas. With these nice CD's truly Christmas will be a great fun this season. Thank you for sharing these selection. May you be blessed today and always. Happy Holidays. Best regards.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Hi Pollyannalana, yes variety is the spice of life or something like that...I can't imagine listening to only one type of music, would certainly get very tiring. Thanks for the comments!


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

I love Josh, but like you I really like a variety...some really old is very good too. I am a music person. Married a musician, lol.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks Oceansunsets, there is so much incredible music to listen to this time of year. This of course is a very small sampling on the variety thats available, something for everyone.


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Ahhh, it is that time again! I love getting out the Christmas music, and at least checking to see what is on the radio. Andrea Bocelli is of course amazing, in my opinion, and Josh Groban has a voice to die for. I will have to check out some of the others. Thanks for sharing! :)


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for commenting heart4theword! Buble has a terrific Christmas CD out now, you will definitely enjoy.


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub

Never heard of Michael Buble? Be looking forward to hearing this song, that I seen a portion of in the video. Thanks for sharing the music of Christmas:)


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks a bunch Grandmapearl for the great comments and the vote! I have always had a soft spot for Charlie Brown's Christmas, this music always gives me the warm fuzzys and takes me back to when I was a kid...


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grandmapearl 5 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

Loved this Hub, Carcro. Christmas music, particularly traditional and light pop, really inspires me when the weather turns cold. I start listening to my CD's before Thanksgiving. And I LOVE the Charlie Brown Christmas CD! Thanks for sharing. Voted Up and Awesome!


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for commenting Peggy. Especially since we like to start the season early, I find it really important to have all kinds of seasonal music on hand, helps to get and keep everyone in the festive spirit.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

You have given us an idea of your wide range of Christmas music interests. Like you said...something for the entire family both young and old to enjoy. We haven't hauled out our Christmas music just yet.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for commenting snurre, absolutely and I have listed only a few favorites, there are so many types of music to choose from and I enjoy listening to them all. Traditional carols sung by choirs is another great choice. I really like the variety we have today. Something for everyone and for every mood.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks rsusan, I couldn't agree more. There's just never enough good feelings going around so why not start the Christmas season a little earlier. There is such a variety of xmas and holiday songs to choose from and just about every artist now releases their own season favorites. Thanks again for dropping by!


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Snurre 5 years ago

That's a really good list. Although I'd prefer listening to traditional carols performed by an Oxford or a Cambridge choir.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks drbj for commenting. I love to start the season early, get the decorations up and start enjoying all the great festive music. So many great CDs to choose from. Have a great day!


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rsusan 5 years ago from South Africa

Good hub, carcro. I always feel that we start to play Christmas music way too late every year! There are so many beautiful CD's, as you list here. It is a pity to enjoy them only for a few weeks a year. Perhaps we can all do with having the spirit of Christmas around for a longer period...


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Thanks for this imaginative and unusual selection of Christmas music, carcro, I plan to put it to the test. :)

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