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This index presents a selected discography of the best and/or most important Christmas albums, organized by artist name. (Note there's a separate section for various artists albums.) Whenever possible, the listings are accompanied by links to the album art; to a place to buy the album (usually Amazon); and to my review of the album. Admittedly, the list skews heavily towards my preference for all things that rock, roll, swing, and twang. But, nothing's perfect - especially me and my crazy list. Please send additions, submissions, corrections, criticisms, and suggestions via email .

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Caillat, Colbie Christmas In The Sand 2012 image buy  
Califone Happy Holidays 2001 (promo EP)
- three of four songs by Red Red Meat
2001 image buy  
California Guitar Trio A Christmas Album 2002 image buy  
Campbell Brothers Sacred Steel For The Holidays
- companion to Arhoolie Records series
2001 image buy  
Campbell, Glen That Christmas Feeling
- original 11-track Capitol LP; reissued as MP3 download in 2010
1968 image buy  
  Christmas With Glen Campbell
- budget release with three songs from above, two new songs, and five tracks by the Hollywood Pops Orchestra
1971 image buy  
  The Night Before Christmas
- cassette-only compilation with one previously unreleased song
1984 image buy  
  Merry Christmas
- includes mainly songs from 'Feeling'
1991 image buy  
  Christmas With Glen Campbell
- new recordings for Delta/Laserlight
1992 image buy  
  Home for the Holidays
- new recordings for Benson/New Haven
1994 image buy  
  That Christmas Feeling
- Disky reissue of Capitol LP with new cover
1997 image buy  
  A Glen Campbell Christmas
- new recordings for Unison/TNN
1998 image buy  
  Christmas
- 10-song Capitol budget reissue 1968-1990
2000 image buy  
  Icon: Christmas
- first-ever domestic CD reissue of That Christmas Feeling (1968); new cover and title, but same track listing
2013 image buy  
  Complete Capitol Christmas Recordings
- 18 tracks 1968-1990
2015 image buy  
  Complete Capitol Christmas Recordings
- also see The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour: Christmas Specials (DVD)
2015 image buy  
Campese, Mike The Meaning Of Christmas 2008 image buy  
Canaries In The Coal Mine Scarf Weather
- Austin duo also appear on Holiday HAMM, Vol. 2
2012 image buy  
Candy Store Turned On Christmas (1969)
- pseudo-psychedelic Decca LP obscurity; vinyl transfer reissued as MP3 download by Goldenlane Records in 2013
1969 image buy  
Canned Heat Christmas Album
- new recordings plus remastered classics
2007 image buy  
Cannon, Ace Christmas Cheers
- original Hi Records album
1964 image buy  
  Christmas Cheers
- Demon CD reissue of above in tandem with Al Green's 1983 White Christmas
1991 image buy  
  Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
- EMI CD reissue of Christmas Cheers minus two tracks
1991 image buy  
  12 Saxophone Christmas Classics
- original King/Gusto album
1999 image buy  
Cannon, Freddy Have A Boom Boom Christmas!! 2002 image buy  
Captain & Tennille Secret Of Christmas
- includes b-sides from 2005 single plus a track from their 1976 Christmas TV special
2006 image buy  
  Secret Of Christmas
- same as above (minus one track) with redesigned cover
2007 image buy  
  The Secret Of Christmas
- same as above (missing track restored) with new artwork
2015 image buy  
Captain Kangaroo
- aka Bob Keeshan
Captain Kangaroo's Merry, Merry Christmas
- original Wonderland/Golden Records LP
1958 image buy  
  Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas From Captain Kangaroo
- Golden Records LP reissue with new cover
1960 image buy  
  Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas From Captain Kangaroo
- CD reissue of above (multiple editions) with adapted cover, minus several tracks
1998 image buy  
Carbon Leaf Christmas Child 2010 image buy  
Carey, Mariah Merry Christmas
- reissued with bonus dual-disc in 2005
1994 image buy  
  Merry Christmas II You 2010 image buy  
Carlson, Paulette Christmas Is For You
- former Highway 101 singer
1994 image buy  
Carlton, Larry Four Hands & A Heart Christmas
- companion to his Four Hands & A Heart series
2014 image buy  
Carpenter, Mary-Chapin Come Darkness Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas 2008 image buy  
Carpenters Christmas Portrait
- expanded CD special edition issued 1990
1978 image buy review
  An Old-Fashioned Christmas 1984 image buy review
  Christmas Collection
- contain complete above two albums
1998 image buy review
Carrack, Paul Winter Wonderland 2005 image buy  
  Soulful Christmas
- reissue of above with new title, redesigned artwork, and additional tracks
2006 image buy  
Carroll, Jason Michael Christmas On The Farm 2010 image buy  
Carter, Clarence A Christmas Party
- includes new version of classic single "Back Door Santa"
2010
image buy  
Carter, Deanna Father Christmas 2001 image buy  
  Father Christmas
- same as above with slightly different cover and bonus "interview" track
2001 image buy  
Carter, Wilf
- aka Montana Slim
Christmas In Canada 1965 image buy  
Cash, Johnny The Christmas Spirit
- original Columbia LP; reissued as MP3 download and audiophile vinyl in 2014
1963 image buy review
  The Christmas Spirit
- CD reissue of above with new cover
1996 image buy review
  The Christmas Spirit
- CD reissue of above with new cover
2002 image buy review
  The Christmas Spirit
- CD reissue of above with new cover
2009 image buy review
  Christmas With The Johnny Cash Family
- original Columbia LP; reissued as MP3 download and audiophile vinyl in 2014
1972 image buy review
  Johnny Cash Family Christmas
- CD reissue of above with new cover and title
1996 image buy review
  Classic Christmas
- original Columbia LP
1980 image buy review
  Classic Christmas
- CD reissue of above with new cover
1995 image buy review
  Country Christmas
- original Laserlight CD
1991 image buy review
  Country Christmas
- reissue with new cover, fewer tracks
1995 image buy review
  Country Christmas
- reissue with new cover, restored track listing
2006 image buy review
  Personal Christmas Collection
- recorded 1963-1980
1994 image buy review
 

Christmas Collection
- 20-track UK CD recorded 1963-1980

2003 image buy review
 

Christmas With Johnny Cash
- recorded 1963-1980

2003 image buy review
 

Christmas With Johnny Cash
- same as above remastered & repackaged; also available in DVD edition (2009)

2004 image buy review
 

Ultimate Christmas Collection
- 1972 & 1980 albums in one package

2005 image buy review
 

Christmas As I Knew It
- European collection mixing songs from Christmas and gospel albums

2006 image buy review
  Classic Christmas Album
- Sony/Legacy compilation from prior holiday releases
2013 image buy review
  Christmas: There'll Be Peace in the Valley
- new vinyl-only compilation
2016 image buy review
Cassidy, David Christmas (EP) 2016 image buy review
Casting Crowns Peace On Earth 2008 image buy  
cavaliere, Felix Christmas Joy
- member of the Rascals; only available at his website
2014 image buy  
Cetera, Peter You Just Gotta Love Christmas 2004 image buy  
ChaD & Jeremy Merry Christmas From Sun Valley (EP)
- digital-only release sold only through their website
2009 image buy  
Chaise Lounge A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas 2012 image buy  
Chan, Elizabeth Naughty & Nice (EP) 2012 image buy  
  Everyday Holidays (EP) 2013 image buy  
  Christmas In The City 2014 image buy  
  Red & Green
- mostly songs from her previous releases
2015 image buy  
  Five Golden Rings 2016 image buy  
Chaquico, Craig Holiday 2005 image buy  
Charles, Jimmy Jimmy Charles Sings Christmas (EP)
- compiles a- and b-sides of two 1960 Christmas-themed 45s; all four tracks also appear on Hits Anthology (2008) and A Million To One (2009)
2014 image buy  
Charles, Ray The Spirit Of Christmas
- Columbia LP reissued on CD by Rhino (1997) and Concord (2009)
1985 image buy review
  Celebrates A Gospel Christmas
- his last performance and recording
2004 image buy review
  Ray Charles With the Voices Jubilation Choir
- reissue of above
2006 image buy review
Chenoweth, Kristin A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas 2008 image buy  
Chesney, Kenny All I Want For Christmas Is a Real Good Tan
- also available in DVD edition (2009)
2003 image buy  
Chestnut, Cyrus Blessed Quietness: A Collection of Hymns, Spirituals, and Carols 1996 image buy  
  A Charlie Brown Christmas 2000 image buy  
Chevonne Unwrap Me (EP) 2009 image buy  
Chi-Lites Christmas Time At Momma's House (EP)
- recorded after leader Eugene Record's death and featuring mostly guest vocalists
2006 image buy  
Chicago Chicago 25: The Christmas Album 1998 image buy  
  What's It Gonna Be, Santa?
- includes all of above plus new recordings
2003 image buy  
  Chicago XXXIII - O Christmas Three 2011 image buy  
  Ultimate Christmas Collection
- repackage of "What's It Gonna Be Santa?" and "O Christmas Three"
2012 image buy  
Chicago Kingsnakes Holiday Boogie (EP) 2008 image buy  
Childish, Billy Christmas 1979 2007 image buy  
Chipmunks Christmas With The Chipmunks
- original Liberty album
1962 image buy  
  Christmas With The Chipmunks Vol. 2
- original Liberty album; reissued on CD with new cover similar to first volume
1963 image buy  
  Merry Christmas From The Chipmunks
- 17 tracks from original Liberty albums
2003 image buy  
  Christmas With The Chipmunks
- 24 tracks; complete contents of original Liberty albums
2006 image buy  
  Christmas With The Chipmunks
- 25 tracks; same as above plus Canned Heat version of "Chipmunk Song"; cover art restored to original 1962 edition
2007 image buy  
  Christmas With The Chipmunks
- 20 track Liberty compilation with new artwork
2008 image buy  
  Christmas With The Chipmunks
- same as above with slightly different artwork
2009 image buy  
  Holidays & Hits
- digital album containing Christmas (2009) plus Greatest Hits (2007)
2009 image buy  
  Christmas With The Chipmunks
- 16 Liberty tracks, new cover; all above feature the voices of Ross Bagdasarian, aka David Seville
2010 image buy  
  Christmas With The Chipmunks
- same track listing, but slightly different cover than 2010 edition
2011 image buy  
  A Chipmunks Christmas
- all new artwork; 18 tracks, mostly from their 50's and 60's Liberty recordings
2012 image buy  
  A Chipmunk Christmas
- RCA LP, new recordings by Ross Bagdasarian Jr.
1981 image buy  
  A Chipmunk Christmas
- same as above with new cover, reissued on CD by Sony
1992 image buy  
  A Very Merry Chipmunk
- another new recording by Ross Bagdasarian Jr.
1994 image buy  
Christmas Jug Band Mistletoe Jam
- this and all subsequent albums feature Dan Hicks
1987 image buy  
  Rhythm On The Roof
- featuring Norton Buffalo
1997 image buy  
  Tree-Side Hoot
- live recording
2000 image buy  
  Uncorked
- featuring Angela Strehli, Maria Muldaur, and Norton Buffalo
2002 image buy  
  On The Holiday Highway
- featuring Country Joe McDonald
2009 image buy  
  Jugology: Greatest Near Misses (Best Of...) 2014 image buy  
Christy, June This Time Of Year 1961 image buy  
Cilia, Martin Electric Christmas
- former member of the Atlantics ("Bombora") who bills himself as "Australia's Premier Surf Rock Guitarist"
2015 image buy  
Clark, Petula Merry Christmas... Joyeux Noël
- Sequel CD compiling recordings 1954-1970
1997 image buy  
  This Is Christmas
- Collector's Choice CD compiling recordings 1969-2009
2009 image buy  
Clark, Roy Christmas Memories 2000 Help! buy  
  Let It Snow: Christmas Collection 2002 image buy  
  A Christmas Collection
- Sony budget reissue of Let It Snow (2002)
2013 image buy  
Clarkson, Kelly Wrapped in Red 2013 image buy  
Clayton-Thomas, David The Christmas Album
- member of Blood Sweat & Tears
2001 image buy  
Cleaves, Slaid Holiday Sampler 2001 image buy  
Clooney, Rosemary Irving Berlin's White Christmas
- 10-inch, 8-song Columbia LP; 2001 CD reissue paired with "Red Garters" (also 1954)
1954 image buy  
  Irving Berlin's White Christmas
- expanded edition of above with modified cover and seven bonus tracks 1952-1957; also see 60th anniversary DVD issued the same year
2014 image buy  
  White Christmas
- new recordings for Concord Jazz
1996 image buy  
  Songs From "White Christmas" And Other Yuletide Favorites (1950-1956) 1997 image buy  
  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- Mistletoe LP reissued on CD with new cover by Varese in 2004
1978 image buy  
  Christmas With Rosemary Clooney
- same as above with new cover & title
2005 image buy  
Coasters Christmas With The Coasters
- latter day recordings; nearly all the original Coasters were dead by the time this was recorded...
2015 image buy  
Cockburn, Bruce Christmas 1993 image buy  
Coctails Winter Wonderland
- 4-song, 7-inch vinyl EP
- 3 tracks compiled on Popcorn (2004)
1993 image buy  
Cole, Holly Christmas Blues (EP) 1989 image buy  
  Baby It's Cold Outside
- issued numerous times in various guises
2001 image buy  
Cole, Nat King The Magic Of Christmas
- original Capitol recordings
1960 image buy review
  The Magic Of Christmas With Children
- compilation sold only at Safeway stores; different track listing than above
1974 image buy review
  The Christmas Song
- recorded 1960-1961
- originally reissued on CD with amended cover in 1990
1963 image buy review
  The Christmas Song
- same as above, new cover, bonus tracks
1999 image buy review
  The Christmas Song
- more bonus tracks, amended cover
2005 image buy review
  The Christmas Song
- SACD reissue of original 1963 LP track listing and cover
2015 image buy review
  Cole, Christmas, And Kids
- selection of LP and single tracks
1990 image buy review
  Christmas For Kids
- same as above with new cover & title
2000 image buy review
  Songs For Christmas
- 12-track imported budget collection
2004 image buy review
  NBC Sounds Of The Season: The Nat King Cole Holiday Collection
- features contemporary stars singing electronically-created duets with Cole; initially sold exclusively at Target stores
2008 image buy review
  The Christmas Song
- 20 track Capitol compilation
2009 image buy review
  Merry Christmas From Nat King Cole
- five-track digital EP from the Capitol vaults
2009 image buy review
  Holidays & Hits
- digital album containing Christmas Song plus Very Best (2006)
2009 image buy review
  Christmas With Nat King Cole
- 24-track Delta UK CD compiling Capitol recordings
2011 image buy  
Cole, Natalie Holly & Ivy 1994 image buy  
  Celebration Of Christmas
- with Jose Carreras & Placido Domingo
1996 image buy  
  Christmas With You
- originally sold exclusively at Hallmark stores; with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Choir of St. David's Cathedral
1998 image buy  
  Magic Of Christmas
- with the London Symphony Orchestra
1999 image buy  
  Christmas With You
- originally sold exclusively at Wal-Mart; compilation from previous albums
2008 image buy  
  The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
- from a PBS-TV special with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
2010 image buy  
Collins, Bootsy Christmas Is 4 Ever 2006 image buy  
Collins, Dorothy Won't You Spend Christmas With Me
- former singer for bandleader Raymond Scott and featured vocalist on "Your Hit Parade"; Everest LP reissued on MP3 by Essential Music Group in 2010, then as CD-R in 2011
1958 image buy  
Collins, Judy Come Rejoice! A Judy Collins Christmas 1994 image buy  
  All On A Wintry Night
- 11 songs from above plus 3 new tracks
2000 image buy  
  Christmas at the Biltmore Estate
- from a television special; originally issued by Elektra, reissued in 2010 by Collector's Choice
1997 image buy  
  Christmas With Judy Collins
- revised version of All On A Wintry Night (2007) which was a revised version of Come Rejoice! A Judy Collins Christmas (1994); includes one song ("Angels in the Snow") not available on previous editions
2013 image buy  
  Joy To The World
- same track listing as All On A Wintry Night (2000), most of which was taken from Come Rejoice (1994)
2014 image buy  
Colvin, Shawn Holiday Songs And Lullabies 1998 image buy  
Commodores Commodores Christmas 1992 image buy  
Como, Perry Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music 1946 image buy  
  Around The Christmas Tree (EP) 1953 image buy  
  Seasons Greetings From Perry Como 1959 image buy  
  The Perry Como Christmas Album 1970 image buy  
  I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever 1982 image buy  
  Greatest Christmas Songs
- RCA recordings 1951-1968, 21 tracks
1999 image buy  
  A Perry Como Christmas
- RCA recordings 1946-1981, 22 tracks
2001 image buy  
  Songs For Christmas
- 18-track imported collection
2004 image buy  
  The Complete Christmas Collection
- RCA recordings 1946-1982, three CD's, 53 tracks
2010 image buy  
  Complete RCA Christmas Collection
- same as above with new cover art
2012 image buy  
  Christmas Around the World with Perry Como
- compilation of songs from Como's annual TV specials; issued by Legendary Entertainment in multiple formats
2012 image buy  
  Complete RCA Christmas Collection
- MP3 reissue of 2012 Real Gone CD; exact same track listing, new artwork
2013 image buy  
  Classic Christmas Album
- 14 tracks from his 50's and 60's RCA catalog
2014 image buy  
Confidents It's Christmas Time
- Sleazy Records 7-inch limited edition green vinyl EP; Spanish indie/garage rock
2009 image buy  
Connection A Christmas Gift For....
- includes two previously released singles
2014 image buy  
Harry Connick When My Heart Finds Christmas 1993 image buy  
  When My Heart Finds Christmas
- budget reissue of above
2007 image buy  
  Harry For The Holidays
- reissued on Dual Disc in 2005
2003 image buy  
  What A Night! A Christmas Album 2008 image buy  
  Music From "The Happy Elf"
- children's story inspired by his music
2011 image buy  
Conniff, Ray Christmas With Conniff 1959 image buy  
  We Wish You A Merry Christmas 1962 image buy  
  Here We Come A-Caroling 1965 image buy  
  Christmas Caroling
- CD surveying above three LP's
1985 image buy  
  Songs For Christmas
- 12-track imported budget collection
2010 image buy  
  The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings
- two-CD set containing the entirety of his three LP's
2016 image buy  
Continentals Merry Christmas Baby
- German rockabilly band with "special Xmas guest" Wanda Jackson on four songs; the album was reissued worldwide in 2009 with Jackson taking top billing
1997 image buy  
  Best Rockin' Christmas of Them All
- with special guest Ty "The Voice" Tender
2011 image buy  
Coolidge, Rita A Rita Coolidge Christmas
- little known fact: Coolidge voiced a part in the 1980 animated special The Christmas Racoons starring Rich Little (and Rupert Holmes!!!)
2012 image buy  
Cottrell, Travis Ring The Bells 2008 image buy  
Count Your Blessings The Top Of The Naughty List 2010 image buy  
Cramer, Floyd We Wish You A Merry Christmas
- original RCA LP; reissued several times on CD
1967 image buy  
  We Wish You A Merry Christmas
- Step One CD reissue of above with new cover
1989 image buy  
Crash Test Dummies Jingle All The Way 2002 image buy  
Crosby, Bing Holiday Inn (soundtrack)
- 1998 CD reissue of Crosby's selections
1942 image buy review
  Merry Christmas
- original Decca 78-rpm album; includes 1942 'White Christmas'
1945 image buy review
  Merry Christmas
- 10-inch LP reissue with new cover; slightly different track listing including new recording of 'White Christmas'
1949 image buy review
  Christmas Greetings
- Decca 10-inch LP
1949 image buy review
  Merry Christmas
- 12-inch LP reissue of 10-inch LP with new cover and four new songs
1955 image buy review
  How Lovely Is Christmas
- 12-inch Golden Records LP
1957 image buy review
  I Wish You A Merry Christmas
- original Warner Brothers LP
1962 image buy review
  12 Songs Of Christmas
- new recordings with Frank Sinatra and Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians
1964 image buy review
  Bing Crosby's Christmas Classics
- Capitol reissue of Warner sessions; LP includes 1963 Capitol single; CD adds 1982 single with David Bowie
1977 image buy review
  White Christmas
- CD reissue of 1955 'Merry Christmas' LP with new title but similar cover
1986 image buy review
  The Voice Of Christmas (1942-1956)
- 2-CD anthology of Decca recordings
1998 image buy review
  Very Best Of Bing Crosby Christmas
- one-disc version of above
1999 image buy review
  A Christmas Story: A Holiday Musical
- CD reissue of "How Lovely Is Christmas" (1957)
2001 image buy review
  I Wish You A Merry Christmas
- Capitol reissue of Warner sessions; new cover, original title, no Bowie duet
2001 image buy review
  20th Century Masters: Christmas Collection
- same as 'Very Best', new cover & title
2003 image buy review
  Songs For Christmas
- 20-track imported collection
2004 image buy review
  Bing Crosby's Christmas Classics
- reissue of 1977 Capitol album above with restored artwork and added tracks
2006 image buy review
  How Lovely Is Christmas
- CD reissue of his 1957 children's album with new cover art
2007 image buy review
  A Crosby Christmas
- songs from his classic radio broadcasts
2007 image buy review
  Merry Christmas From Bing Crosby
- five-track digital EP from the Capitol vaults
2009 image buy review
  The Crosby Christmas Sessions
- taken from a variety of post-Decca recordings - some quite rare
2010 image buy review
  10 Great Christmas Songs
- Capitol budget compilation
2012 image buy review
  Christmas with Bing!
- Sony budget reissue with variety of catalog tracks
2013 image buy review
  Icon: Christmas
- 11 tracks, presumably Decca recordings...
2014 image buy review
Crosby, Bing, and the Andrews Sisters A Merry Christmas With...
- Decca recordings both together & apart
2000 image buy review
Cross, Christopher A Christopher Cross Christmas
- CD originally sold exclusively through his website, with download available through iTunes; issued in Europe with a different cover
2007 image buy  
  Christmas Time Is Here
- same as above with new cover and title
2010 image buy  
  A Christopher Cross Christmas
- same as above with original title and (yet) another cover
2012 image buy  
Crow, Sheryl Home For Christmas
- initially sold exclusively at Hallmark stores; issued overseas with different cover; reissued with yet another cover and two bonus tracks in 2010; available as MP3 download in 2011
2008 image buy  
Crowder, David Band Oh For Joy 2011 image buy  
Crowe, Allison Tidings 2004 image buy  
Culbertson, Brian A Soulful Christmas 2006 image buy  
  Christmas & Hits Duos
- slipcase with Soulful Christmas plus Bringing Back The Funk (2008)
2008 image buy  
Currence, Rudy Last Christmas (EP) 2009 image buy  

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