Christmas is almost here and you know what that means?! It’s time to warm up those vocal cords and start practicing your rendition of Santa Claus is Coming to Town because the Christmas albums are out!
Tired of the voices of Mariah Carey and Michael Buble singing the same old Christmas tunes? We’ve decided to broaden our horizons this Christmas and we’re pretty confident we’ve found a Chrissie album for just about every kind of music lover.
Here are ten Christmas albums to kick off your festive season:
A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector – Various Artists
Hailed by Rolling Stone as the best Christmas album of all time A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector features the vocals of Darlene Love, The Ronettes, Bob B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans, the Crystals, and of course Phil Spector.
A Legendary Christmas – John Legend
Here’s a new one. John Legend released his debut Christmas album A Legendary Christmas in October this year. The album includes songs What Christmas Means to Me featuring Stevie Wonder and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas featuring Esperanza Spalding.
It Must be Christmas – Chris Young
This one’s for country music lovers. The 10 song album features collaborations with artists Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Boyz II Men along with two original songs Under the Weather and It Must Be Christmas co-written by Young.
Christmas with Weezer – Weezer
One for rock fans, this 2008 Weezer album gives Christmas a fresh sound, with new takes on the classics We Wish You a Merry Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night and more.
Christmas in the Heart – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan’s released his first Christmas album in 2009 for charity, all domestic proceeds going to hunger relief not-for-profit Feeding America. His album Christmas in the Heart features 15 Christmas classics.
Everyday is Christmas – Sia
We love our Aussie superstar Sia. Everyday is Christmas, released 2017, is comprised of 10 original songs co-written by Sia and producer Greg Kurstin.
A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra – Frank Sinatra
An oldie but a goodie, Frank Sinatra is a classic who will provide you with some easy listening this Christmas.
The Beach Boys Christmas Album – Beach Boys
Released in 1964, The Beach Boys Christmas Album is still a favourite amongst many. Featuring five original songs alongside seven classics including Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Frosty the Snowman and We Three Kings of Orient Are.
Best of the Jackson 5: The Christmas Collection – Jackson 5
Featuring the Jackson 5’s hit versions of Santa Claus is Coming to Town and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. The album has been re-released multiple times since its initial release in 1970.
You Make It Feel Like Christmas – Gwen Stefani
This collection of holiday classics and originals by Gwen Stefani was first released just last year and is already being re-released with a deluxe version which includes five additional songs.
Our Parting Gift…
There you have it. A Christmas album for everyone. As our parting gift to you all, we’ve created a Christmas Spotify list to get you in the jolly spirit!
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