Most of my favorite Christmas albums are albums I’ve listened to at Christmastime for years and years and years.
I am not a big Statler Brothers fan, but my parents are; and their Christmas Card album was played at Christmastime in our home back when it was actually an album. Now I listen to it on my iPod, but I miss that distinct record sound of my childhood. 🙂 The Christmas season wouldn’t be complete without hearing I Believe in Santa’s Cause and The Carols Those Kids Used To Sing.
“Aaaaalvin” We also had the record of Christmas With The Chipmunks. Now, it is fun to share this Christmas album memory with my own children, who laugh at all the same corny jokes I laughed at. And my 7-year-old is enjoying singing along to All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, since she recently lost both her top front teeth.
I also love all of Amy Grant’s Christmas albums.
Mannheim Steamroller has several Christmas albums. I think my favorite is this one because I like their Stille Nacht (Silent Night). This is a nice one to listen to while reading or relaxing in front of a fire.
I also enjoy Harry Connick Jr.’s Christmas albums. And Kenny G. And Stephen Curtis Chapman. Frank Sinatra also has a good Christmas album.
And James Taylor (right there at the top of the list as one of my favorite all-time singers) put out a Christmas album last year with Hallmark. I just happened to see it on the counter when I was checking out at a Hallmark shop. It’s really a great album. I especially like his duet Baby, It’s Cold Outside with Natalie Cole. And I believe this is the only Christmas album I have that includes my favorite Christmas song, In The Bleak Midwinter (which, by the way, is based on a poem by Christina Rossetti).
Those are my favorite Christmas albums. I’d love to hear more of yours. 🙂