Now that Thanksgiving has passed and December is here it’s time to break out the holiday playlists! I love Christmas music and have many favorites but I’m always looking to add new songs and albums to my collection. This week’s Ten on Tuesday topic, 10 Favorite Holiday Albums, is designed to do just that. Here we go!
- Barenaked for the Holidays, Barenaked Ladies. I love them all but especially the ones that sound like you’re in a roller rink!
- Christmas Cheers, Straight No Chaser. I just bought this album last week and I’m really enjoying it. Christmas Can Can is fun and they do a great rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas, too.
- Merry Christmas To You, Reba McEntire. Her carols are beautiful but the original songs on here are the ones I really love, especially On This Day and Happy Birthday, Jesus.
- Christmas At Trinity, Choir of Trinity Church. This is a recording from the Candlelight Carols program that we love to attend. When I listen to this I am transported to Trinity Church, a very fine place to be.
- One Holy Night, Red Nativity. Christmas music with Native American drums and chants. I love this one so much.
- A Christmas Album, Amy Grant. This is a classic. Does anyone not have it?
- Mahalia Sings Songs of Christmas!, Mahalia Jackson. A favorite of my mom’s, this one brings back my childhood. I loved Go Tell It On the Mountain when I was a kid.
- Come Darkness, Come Light, Mary Chapin Carpenter. Another new one for this year. I’m just getting familiar with it but I’m really enjoying it.
- The Gift, Colin Raye. It’s mostly covers of traditional Christmas songs but It Could Happen is an original and one that gets me every time. Plus, the intro is by Johnny Cash.
- Let It Be Christmas, Alan Jackson. I love me some Alan Jackson and this whole album is beautiful but again, it’s the original that’s my favorite and Let It Be Christmas says everything I feel about this time of year.
Can’t wait to read all of your posts – I think my iTunes account is going to be working overtime today!
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