Kat and I were talking again and we found out that we both love Christmas and consider November 1 the perfect day to begin playing those favorite songs. But as we talked more we found out our favorite types of Christmas music is very different. So today we are doing tandem posting. Go check out her blog if you want more ideas about the joyful music to add to your collection.
First up is Elvis’s Christmas Album. this is the album that I remember from my childhood. Every year it was playing at Christmas. I can’t not listen to it. It’s part of my life and I’m no spring chicken anymore. But I have to say, I love the classics. There are other, newer versions but this is the cover I remember.
What would Christmas be without Bing Crosby? I love his voice and I love what he does with a Christmas Carol.
Frank Sinatra! I have always been a Frank Sinatra fan and I can’t help it. The nice thing is that my darling likes him too. This is classic Sinatra, changing words like Children to Kiddies but still keepin it classy.
Barbra Streisand has always been a favorite of mine. No matter what she’s singing and let me tell you, Barbra can sing a Christmas Carol like nobody’s business!
Maybe I’m getting too predictable now? I can’t help it! Michael Buble is awesome. But maybe you see a theme here. He’s got that classic voice for singing the Christmas songs that I love.
I was going to stop at 5 but the next two are a must for me every Christmas. And actually the next one is actually a series of 3…or maybe 5…but this first album has Madonna singing Santa Baby and the Eurythmics singing Winter Wonderland. Plus U2 and Bruce and Run DMC! How can you resist? A Very Special Christmas indeed!
And finally something that feel like it doesn’t fit in this collection but I can’t help it because I love it so much is the Christmas album from The Chieftans. I love Irish music anyway but add a bit of holiday in and we’re set! If Flogging Molly had a Christmas album I would have included it in my list!
Funny, I just checked out Kat’s blog and she’s got the Chieftans on her list too!
Bonus: My least favorite Christmas song of all time – Do They Know it’s Christmas. I refuse to listen to it. If it comes on in the car and the channel does not get changed all of the passengers are afflicted with my yearly rant about that song.
Do you have any favorites? I’m always happy to add to my list.
5 thoughts on “My Favorite Christmas Albums”
I LOVE IT!! And, I can’t believe I have almost every single one of these albums but the Elvis one!
Johnny Mathis is my hands down favorite. Good King Wenceslas is my favorite song pretty much who ever sings it.
Johnny Mathis almost made the list but I thought 7 was pushing it so I stopped!
I deeply dislike Do They Know It’s Christmas as well. Would love to hear your rant 😉
I worked in shops for so many of my jobs in my teens and twenties that Christmas music is a complicated thing for me. I enjoy many of the songs and have taken part in various choirs that I love performing in at Christmas especially.
But there are also so many songs that are reminiscent of retail shops where I had to listen to list of seasonal songs over and over again with no control over what played. Enough 7 hour shifts like that for enough Christmas seasons over enough years has also made a list of songs I just can’t bear to listen to.
My favourites for many years are a couple of solo piano albums by a good friend, Michael Johann Ames- Rejoice and Midwinter. (Although as you love the vocals these may not be up your street.) He is so talented, I am never reminded of commercials and the songs are so joyful.
A fine collection. I have some of these cps and have definitely heard the rest at my folks’ place.