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Best Christmas Albums on CD

Updated on November 25, 2012

A personal selection of Christmas music albums

Love them or hate them, most recording artists seem to have a Christmas Album somewhere in their back catalogue.

From massive selling classics such as Elvis Presley's 1957 album Elvis' Christmas Album (revisited in 2008 as a duets album) to Aimee Mann's melancholy One More Drifter in the Snow this is an unashamedly personal choice of some of my own favourites.

I hope you'll find one you enjoy...and please feel free to suggest your own in the guestbook at the end of the page!

Elvis' Christmas Album

Like what you hear? Buy the CD from Amazon!

Elvis Christmas
Elvis Christmas

1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town

2. White Christmas

3. Here Come Sanat Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)

4. I'll Be Home For Christmas

5. Blue Christmas

6. Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me (To Me)

7. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem

8. Silent Night

9. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)

10. I Believe

11. Take My Hand

12. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)

13. Oh Come

14. First Noel

15. On A Snowy Christmas Night

16. Winter Wonderland

17. Wonderful World Of Christmas

18. It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You)

19. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day

20. If I Get Home On Christmas Day

21. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees

22. Merry Christmas Baby

23. Silver Bells

 

Songs for Christmas - Sufjan Stevens

Can't resist Sufjan's Christmas cheer? Buy all 5 CDs here!

Songs for Christmas
Songs for Christmas

Disc 1: Noel

Disc 2: Hark

Disc 3: Ding! Dong!

Disc 4: Joy

Disc 5: Peace

 

A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector

It just ain't Christmas without this one! Buy A Christmas Gift For You on CD here!

A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector
A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector

1. White Christmas - Darlene Love

2. Frosty The Snowman - Ronettes

3. The Bells of St. Mary's - Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans

4. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Crystals

5. Sleigh Ride - Ronettes

6. Marshmallow World - Darlene Love

7. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Ronettes

8. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Crystals

9. Winter Wonderland - Darlene Love

10. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers - Crystals

11. Christmas - Baby Please Come Home - Darlene Love

12. Here Comes Santa Claus - Bob B Soxx & The Blue Jeans

13. Silent Night - Phil Spector & Artists

 

The Gift - Susan Boyle - Includes her version of the Lou Reed classic 'Perfect Day'

Susan Boyle's eagerly awaited Christmas album!

Susan Boyle - The Gift
Susan Boyle - The Gift

1. "Perfect Day"

2. "Hallelujah"

3. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (featuring Amber Stassi)

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"

 

Christmas In The Heart - Bob Dylan

All of Bob Dylan's U.S. royalties from sales of these recordings will be donated to Feeding America, guaranteeing that more than four million meals will be provided to more than 1.4 million people in need in this country during this year's holiday season. Bob Dylan is also donating all of his future U.S. royalties from this album to Feeding America in perpetuity.

Christmas In the Heart - all for a good cause! Buy it on CD!

Christmas In The Heart
Christmas In The Heart

1. Here Comes Santa Claus

2. Do You Hear What I Hear?

3. Winter Wonderland

4. Hark The Herald Angels Sing

5. I'll Be Home For Christmas

6. Little Drummer Boy

7. Christmas Blues

8. O' Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)

9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

10. Must Be Santa

11. Silver Bells

12. First Noel

13. Christmas Island

14. Christmas Song

15. O' Little Town Of Bethlehem

 

Christmas - Michael Bublé

Buble's Christmas brings the big band sound to the holidays!

Christmas
Christmas

1. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

2. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

3. Jingle Bells (featuring the Puppini Sisters)

4. White Christmas (duet with Shania Twain)

5. All I Want For Christmas is You

6. Holly Jolly Christmas

8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

10. Silent Night

11. Blue Christmas

12. Cold December Night

13. I'll Be Home for Christmas

14. Ave Maria

15. Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad (duet with Thalia)

16. "This Is Michael Bublé Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas"

 

One More Drifter in the Snow - Aimee Mann

Have a melancholy Christmas with Aimee Mann. CD available here!

One More Drifter in the Snow
One More Drifter in the Snow

1. Whatever Happened To Christmas

2. Christmas Song

3. Christmastime

4. I'll Be Home For Christmas

5. You're A Mean One Mr Grinch

6. Winter Wonderland

7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

8. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

9. White Christmas

10. Calling On Mary

 

Once Upon a Christmas - Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rodgers at Christmas! Unmissable!

Once Upon a Christmas
Once Upon a Christmas

1. I Believe In Santa Claus

2. Medley Winter Wonderland / Sleigh Ride

3. Christmas Without You

4. The Christmas Song

5. A Christmas To Remember

6. With Bells On

7. Silent Night

8. The Greatest Gift Of All

9. White Christmas

10. Once Upon A Christmas

 

A Partridge Family Christmas Card

Send this Partridge Family Christmas Card CD to all your friends and family!

A Partridge Family Christmas Card
A Partridge Family Christmas Card

1. My Christmas Card To You

2. Winter Wonderland

3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

4. Blue Christmas

5. Jingle Bells

6. Christmas Song

7. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

8. Winter Wonderland

9. Frosty The Snowman

10. Sleigh Ride

11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

 

A Christmas Together - John Denver and the Muppets

The perfect family Christmas CD - John Denver and the Muppets together!

A Christmas Together
A Christmas Together

1. A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER:

2. Twelve Days Of Christmas

3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

4. Peace Carol

5. Christmas Is Coming

6. Baby Just Like You

7. Deck The Halls

8. Noel: Christmas Eve

9. Little Saint Nick

10. Noel: Christmas Eve

11. Christmas Wish

12. Alfie: The Christmas Tree / Carol For A Christmas Tree / It's In Everyone Of Us

13. Silent Night

14. We Wish You A Merry Christmas

 

What are your favourites? Drop me a line!

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