For some people there is nothing like playing Christmas albums to get them in the festive spirit. Around about this time you’ll start hearing those familiar Christmas songs in stores and on the radio, but if you want to own an album how can you be sure you’re getting a gift that keeps on giving or a turkey?
Leave it with us as we have scoured the Christmas music scene in order to bring you the best Christmas Albums of all time!
Christmas – Michael Bublé – $10
Michael Bublé is one of those entertainers that often pops up with a Christmas special or two and this album celebrates some of the season’s most festive songs. This album was actually nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards and features songs such as ‘Santa Baby’, ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ and ‘Jingle Bells’.
Elvis’ Christmas Album – Elvis Presley – $10
This is a collection from 1957 full of Christmas classics including carols such as ‘Silent Night’, gospel hymns like ‘Take My Hand Precious Lord’, festive favourites like ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Santa Claus Is Back in Town’. A lovely Christmas album to stick on in the background and let the tunes create the atmosphere.
A Mary Christmas – Mary J. Blige – $10
This Christmas album reached number 10 on U.S. charts and is a great album if you don’t want a sugary sweet sound but one a little edgier. Tracks include the haunting ‘My favourite Things’, ‘The First Noel’ and ‘Little Drummer Boy’.
A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra (50th Anniversary) – Frank Sinatra – $10
Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas carol sung by the mighty Frank. Great festive tracks on this album including ‘It Came Upon a Midnight Clear’, ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ and ‘The First Noel.
Under the Mistletoe – Justin Bieber – $10
Lots of guests on this album by pop legend Bieber, including Usher, Mariah Carey, The Band Perry, and Boyz II Men, who help the singer with festive songs such as ‘Fa La La’, ‘Drummer Boy’ and ‘Home This Christmas’.
The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album – The Beach Boys – $8
Want an upbeat Christmas album that creates a great party atmosphere? You cannot fail to impress with this one from The Beach Boys, imagine tracks such as ‘Little Saint Nick’, Christmas Day’ and ‘Frosty the Snowman’, along with all those fabulous harmonies.
James Taylor at Christmas – James Taylor – $10
All your holiday faves here including ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’, ‘Go tell it on a Mountain’ and a track called ‘Mon Beau Sapin’ which is ‘O Christmas Tree’ sung in French.
Merry Christmas – Mariah Carey – $10
A wonderfully soulful collection of seasonal pop music which features such iconic tracks such as ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’, ‘Santa Claus is coming to Town’ and lots of carols including ‘O Holy Night’, all using wonderful Christmas instruments including sleigh bells with great harmonies.
The Christmas Album – The Jackson 5 – $8
Nothing says Christmas than Michael Jackson belting out ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ and ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’. Some great tracks on this album including ‘Frosty the Snowman’ and ‘Little Drummer Boy’. Lovely uplifting album.
Christmas Memories – Barbra Streisand – $10
This is Broadway legend Barbra Streisand’s second Christmas album and features lovely slow festive songs such as ‘Ave Maria’, ‘One God’, and ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’.
What a Night! – A Christmas Album – Harry Connick, Jr – $10
If big band sounds are your ideal kind of Christmas then check out Harry’s third Christmas album, full of festive tracks including ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘What a Night!’ alongside traditional songs such as ‘Auld Lang Syne’.
8 Days of Christmas – Destiny’s Child – $10
This is R&B group Destiny’s Child fifth album and came out in 2001, featuring songs such as ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’, ‘This Christmas’, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Little Drummer Boy’.
Christmas, With Love – Leona Lewis – $10
This is X Factor winner Leona Lewis’ fourth album and features some lovely festive pop songs including ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’, ‘One More Sleep’, ‘O Holy Night’ and much more.
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album – $11
Glee fans rejoice as this is one Christmas album that features some of the show’s stars, including characters Kurt and Blaine singing their first number together.
Kylie Christmas – Kylie Minogue – $15
Australian pop sensation Kylie Minogue has collared some of her famous friends to help her out with this Christmas album, so expect to hear duets with Frank Sinatra, Iggy Pop, James Corden, and big sister – Dannii Minogue. Tracks include ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ and ‘Winter Wonderland’.
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