Five Best Christmas Albums

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Stratis Bohle

The  Christmas season is warm and bright. With these five Christmas album you can bring yourself into that holiday spirit. No matter where or when you listen, you can count on these albums to bring a smile to your face.

5. The Andy William Christmas Album

This album was the highest selling Christmas album when it released. It was backed by William’s cover of “White Christmas,” which was chosen as the album’s lead single. The original composition “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” has surpassed the original lead single in popularity and has become one of the most famous Christmas songs.

 

4. A Charlie Brown Christmas

The album, which was the soundtrack for the Coca-Cola commissioned Christmas special in 1965, achieved quadruple platinum status in 2016, 51 years after its initial release. It combined the jazz stylings of Vince Guaraldi with the classical hymns of “O’ Tannenbaum,” “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing,” and others. “Linus and Lucy” is even a common occurrence during Christmas.

 

3. Merry Christmas

This album, which was originally released in 1947, is the second best-selling Christmas album of all time behind Elvis‘ Christmas Album. It has a re-recording of the original recording of White Christmas, which has never been released on an LP or 45 rpm single. It also introduced “Mele Kalikimaka,” which, along with “White Christmas, ” has become one of the most famous Christmas songs.

 

2. A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector
This album, originally released in 1963, is a compilation of numerous Mow-town singers from the early 60’s singing popular Christmas songs, along with some originals. The best and most popular of these new compositions is “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” performed by Darlene Love. This album also introduced The Crystals’ version of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” which some say even rivals Bruce Springsteen’s cover of the same song.

 

 

1. A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra

This is one of the best albums for the Christmas season, as it has some of the most famous versions of numerous Christmas classics. The most notable song is Sinatra’s version of “Jingle Bells” and “The Christmas Waltz.” Sinatra’s smooth cool voice works wonders for Christmas and winter songs.