These Are the Special Times-Celine Dion
Released in 1998, this Christmas album featured 16 tracks of Christmas originals and remakes. In Celine Dion’s reendition of Feliz Navidad, she joins with her family to sing the Christmas tune. In I’m Your Angel, Dion duets with R&B singer R. Kelly, who co-produced this track.
Elvis’ Christmas Album-Elvis Presley
Released in 1957, this album featured Elvis singing popular Christmas songs. Elvis’ version of Blue Christmas remains a hit for fans, as it has been featured in movies such as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The album featured several Gospel hymns, which Elvis had been popular for.
Released in 2007, after only 7 weeks of being released, Noel quickly gained the top Billboard spot on the charts. The album featured Opera singer Josh Groban singing to favorite Christmas classics including I’ll Be Home for Christmas and Ave Maria.
Merry Christmas-Mariah Carey
Released in 1994, this Holiday album featured singer Mariah Carey singing original and cover versions of popular Christmas songs. A few songs featured Carey backed by a choir, while others showcased her writing skills such as on her own song All I Want For Christmas Is You.
Christmas With The Chipmunks-Alvin and the Chipmunks
Originally released in 1961, this album was based upon the popular cartoon characters Alvin and the Chipmunks. The album featured 12 tracks and continues to be a huge Christmas favorite for all ages. The album features Alvin and the Chipmunks singing Jingle Bells, Up on the House Top, and Frosty the Snowman.
Bing Crosby’s Christmas Classics-Bing Crosby
This Christmas album features Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra singing classic Christmas songs including O’Holy Night, Let it Snow! Let is Snow! Let is Snow!, and What Child is This? Some of the tracks feature a Back-up Choir and instruments to get listeners into the Holiday spirit.
James Taylor at Christmas-James Taylor
Released in 2006, this Christmas album featured singer/songwriter James Taylor singing Holiday classics such as Go Tell it on the Mountain, Jingle Bells, and Baby, It’s Cold Outside (a duet with Natalie Cole). James Taylor brings a soothing vibe with his music.
The Christmas Collection-Amy Grant
Amy Grant compiled her greatest collection of Christmas originals and remakes on The Christmas Collection. Her classical arrangements helped to make this album a hit. Featured songs include Tennessee Christmas, Grown-Up Christmas List, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
Manheim Steamroller Christmas Celebration-Manheim Steamrollers
Released in 2004, this Christmas album features 18 Instrumental Christmas tracks from Manheim Steamrollers. The album features an electic mix of Rock, Jazz, and Classical music. Choirs and soloists perform on some of the tracks, while other songs are dedicated solely to the instruments.
A Charlie Brown Christmas- Vince Guaraldi
Originally released in 1965, this Christmas album featured Holiday instrumentals including Christmas Time is Here, What Child is This?, and Linus and Lucy. Every year, the popular Christmas cartoon movie airs with the popular Christmas instrumentals from this soundtrack.