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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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LaBelle, Patti This Christmas 1990 image buy review
  This Christmas
- same as above with new cover
1996 image buy review
  20th Century Masters: Christmas Collection
- same as above with new cover & title
2003 image buy review
  Miss Patti's Christmas 2007 image buy review
  Christmas At Miss Patti's
- misleading repackaging of the Bluebelles’ 1963 Christmas album (below)
2008 image buy review
LaBelle, Patti & The Bluebelles Sleigh Bells, Jingle Bells & Bluebelles
- original Newtown LP; reissued on CD by Relic (1994)
1963 image buy review
  Sleigh Bells, Jingle Bells & Bluebelles
- Brookside reissue of above with new cover; originally issued as MP3, reissued as CD-R in 2011
2007 image buy review
  Christmas Classics
- CD reissue of "Sleigh Bells" with new cover & title
1998 image buy review
Ladders Christmas Ain't for the Working Poor (EP) 1995 image buy  
Lady Antebellum A Merry Little Christmas 2010 image buy  
  On This Winter's Night
- expansion of above EP
2012 image buy  
Lanza, Mario Mario Lanza Sings Christmas Songs
- 10-inch, 8-song RCA LP, as well as 45- and 78-rpm album
1951 image buy  
  Lanza Sings Christmas Carols
- expanded 15-song, 12-inch LP of above with new cover; 1998 CD reissue of this title is the 1959 the stereo version; for original 1956 mono version see Christmas With Mario Lanza (1990)
1956 image buy  
  Four Favorite Christmas Carols (EP)
- 7-inch EP excerpted from above
1956 image buy  
  Lanza Sings Christmas Carols
- newly recorded 14-song "living stereo" RCA LP with new cover
1959 image buy  
  Christmas Hymns And Carols
- 14-song RCA Camden LP reissue of "Sings Christmas Carols" (probably 1956 mono version) with new cover and slightly different track listing
1963 image buy  
  Christmas Hymns And Carols
- Camden LP reissue of above with new cover; ultimately, this LP was released by Camden (and later Pickwick) with at least four different covers (I stopped counting), all with the same catalog number...
1967 image buy  
  Christmas Hymns And Carols
- Camden CD reissue of above with yet another cover
1992 image buy  
  Christmas Hymns And Carols
- Collectables reissue of above as part of a 2-for-1 CD in tandem with "You Do Something to Me" (1958)
1998 image buy  
  Christmas With Mario Lanza
- RCA CD reissue of 1956 mono version of "Lanza Sings Christmas Carols" plus five bonus tracks
1990 image buy  
  Christmas Songs
- 12-track imported budget collection including three non-seasonal songs
2004 image buy  
Last Train Home Holiday Limited 2000 image buy  
Lauper, Cyndi Merry Christmas... Have A Nice Life! 1998 image buy  
  Merry Christmas... Have A Nice Life!
- same as above, remastered & repackaged
2004 image buy  
  Feels Like Christmas
- budget version of above with new cover & title, minus three songs
2001 image buy  
Lavin, Christine

Runaway Christmas Tree

2003 image buy  
Lawrence, Tracy All Wrapped In Christmas
- initially sold exclusively at Wal-Mart; released worldwide in 2008
2007 image buy  
Layaways Christmas (EP) 2006 image buy  
  Maybe Next Year: A Holiday Collection
- includes all three songs from above
2009 image buy  
Layne, Lisa All I Want for Christmas Is You
- former "Vickie Valienette" sang lead vocal on widely acclaimed original 1989 version of title song by Vince Vance & The Valients
2006 image buy  
Leary, Denis Merry F#%$in' Christmas 2004 image buy  
Leavell, Chuck What's In That Bag? 1998 image buy  
Ledisi It's Christmas 2008 image buy  
Lee, Brenda Merry Christmas From Brenda Lee 1964 image buy review
  A Brenda Lee Christmas 1991 image buy review
  Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree: The Decca Christmas Recordings
- recorded 1958-1965
1999 image buy review
  20th Century Masters: Christmas Collection
- same as above with new cover & title
2003 image buy review
Lee, Byron & The Dragonaires Christmas In Jamaica
- budget reissue of "Christmas Party Time" (1966) with new title and cover
2006 image buy  
  Christmas Party Time In The Tropics
- includes the complete albums "Christmas Party Time" (1966) and "Christmas In The Tropics" (1973) plus 1989 single; cover art taken from former album
2008 image buy  
Lee, Peggy Christmas Carousel
- 1990 CD reissue with bonus tracks; 2010 MP3 download omits extra material
1960 image buy  
  Happy Holiday
- three new songs plus selection of tracks from above; all new cover art
1965 image buy  
  Christmas (US)
- 10 songs taken from both of the above
2000 image buy  
  Christmas (UK)
- same track listing as 'Carousel' CD
2000 image buy  
  Christmas With Peggy Lee
- 16 songs from variety of sources 1949-1965
2006 image buy  
  Merry Christmas From Peggy Lee
- five-track digital EP from the Capitol vaults
2009 image buy  
  10 Great Christmas Songs
- Capitol budget compilation
2012 image buy  
  Icon: Christmas
- 11 track Universal compilation of Capitol recordings
2014 image buy  
Lee, Shawn Very Ping Pong Christmas: Funky Treats From Santas 2007 image buy  
Leevees Hanukkah Rocks 2005 image buy  
Legend, John NBC Sounds Of The Season: The John Legend Collection
- initially sold exclusively at Target stores
2006 image buy  
Legrand, Michel Noel! Noel!! Noel!!!
- arranged and conducted by Legrand with guest vocalists including (believe it or not) Iggy Pop
2011 image buy  
Lennon Sisters Noel
- Mercury LP reissued on CD by Ranwood (1996)
1965 image buy  
  Christmas With the Lennon Sisters
- Dot LP reissued on CD by Ranwood (1989)
1965 image buy  
Lennox, Annie A Christmas Cornucopia 2010 image buy  
Les Troublemakers Christmas Sessions (EP) 2010 image buy  
Lettermen For Christmas This Year 1966 image buy  
  For Christmas This Year
- 70's reissue of above with new cover
1966 image buy  
  Christmas With The Lettermen 1995 image buy  
Lewis, Annie Marie A Rock 'n' Roll Christmas In The USA
- with rockabilly guitarist Danny B. Harvey; Annie Marie is Linda Gail Lewis's daughter, Jerry Lee Lewis' niece, and Mickey Gilley's and Jimmy Swaggart's cousin
2014 image buy  
Lewis, Leona Christmas, With Love
- former X Factor contestant
2013 image buy  
Lewis, Ramsey Sound Of Christmas
- Argo LP 687 reissued on CD numerous times
1961 image buy  
  Sound Of Christmas
- Chess LP 9716 reissue of above with new cover
1982 image buy  
  More Sounds Of Christmas
- Argo LP 745 (group portrait cover)
1964 image buy  
  More Sounds Of Christmas
- Cadet LP 745 (generic design cover)
1964 image buy  
Lindberg, John Trio Christmas Special (EP)
- name of the group at this point was the John Lindberg Rockabilly Trio...
2006 image buy  
  Rock This Christmas
- by now they were simply the John Lindberg Trio...
2012 image buy  
Lins, Ivan Um Novo Tempo 2000 image buy  
Little River Band We Call It Christmas
- originally marketed directly through the band's website
2007 image buy  
  A Little River Band Christmas
- same as above with new title and cover plus two bonus tracks
2011 image buy  
Little, Big Tiny Christmas With Big Tiny Little
- Coral LP record
1961 image buy  
  Ragtime Christmas
- Universal CD reissue of above with new cover and title, minus two tracks
1995 image buy  
Living Guitars The Joy of Christmas
- RCA LP included in 2016 Real Gone 2-for-1 CD reissue
1969 image buy  
Living Sisters Harmony Is Real: Songs For A Happy Holiday
- modern folk quartet featuring Little Feat singer Lowell George's daughter, Inara George
2014 image buy  
Living Strings The Sound of Christmas
- RCA LP included in 2016 Real Gone 2-for-1 CD reissue
1970 image buy  
  The Spirit Of Christmas
- Dulcima CD containing the complete RCA albums The Spirit of Christmas (1963), White Christmas (1968), and A Christmas Songbook (1974)
2009 image buy  
Living Voices Sing Christmas Music 1962 image buy  
  The Little Drummer Boy 1965 image buy  
  Sing Christmas Music/The Little Drummer Boy
- Real Gone CD containing both albums
2015 image buy  
Lloyd, Bill The Day After Christmas (EP)
- MP3 download includes two older songs and two new recordings
2012 image buy  
Locke, Kimberley Christmas 2007 image buy  
Loggins, Kenny December
- reissued as budget CD in 2008
1998 image buy  
  Christmas Time Is Here
- budget CD reissue of above with new cover & title minus three tracks
2001 image buy  
Lombardo, Guy Jingle Bells
- Decca LP including songs from 1952 10-inch EP
1956 image buy  
  Sing The Songs Of Christmas
- 2007 DRG CD reissue of Capitol LP; reissued as MP3 download by Capitol in 2010
1960 image buy  
  New Year's Eve With Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
- Decca LP compiling mid-50's recordings; mostly non-seasonal party songs
1961 image buy  
  Auld Lang Syne
- MCA reissue of above with similar cover, new title, fewer tracks
1998 image buy  
Lonely Hearts Band
- aka Tommy Marolda
St. Nick's Christmas: Classic Christmas Songs With A Dash Of Pepper 2003 image buy  
Lonestar This Christmas Time 2000 image buy  
Looney Tunes Have Yourself A Looney Tunes Christmas 1994 image buy  
  Kwazy Christmas 2000 image buy  
Los Campesinos! When Christmas Comes
- also available on limited edition vinyl
2014 image buy  
Los Lonely Boys Christmas Spirit 2008 image buy  
Los Ramons Navidad Mas Chingona!
- also sold by www.CDBaby.com
2004 image buy  
Los Straitjackets 'Tis The Season For Los Straitjackets 2002 image buy review
  Yuletide Beat
- released commercially as MP3; limited edition CD & vinyl sold through band's website
2009 image buy review
Lounge-O-Leers Christmas Party Album 1998 image buy  
Louvin Brothers Christmas With The Louvin Brothers
- many sources list as 'Country Christmas'
1961 image buy review
  Christmas With The Louvin Brothers
- CD reissue with new cover & bonus tracks
1961 image buy review
Love Tractor Before & After Christmas
- lengthy, goofy album that includes a nearly complete re-recording of Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas
2006 image buy  
Love, Darlene It's Christmas, Of Course 2007 image buy  
Loveless, Patty Bluegrass & White Snow: A Mountain Christmas 2002 image buy  
Lovemongers
-aka Heart
Here Is Christmas
- subsequently reissued repeatedly as Heart Presents A Lovemongers Christmas
1998 image buy  
Lovett, Lyle Songs For The Season (EP) 2011 image buy  
Low Christmas
- recorded 1997-1999
1999 image buy  
Nick Lowe Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family
- power pop elder statesman
2013 image buy  
  The Quality Holiday Revue Live
- vinyl listed separately, CD originally sold through Yep Roc Records
2015 image buy  
Luboff, Norman Choir Songs of Christmas
- Columbia choral classic; includes earlier 1952 recordings
1956 image buy  
  Christmas with the Norman Luboff Choir
- 1964 RCA LP
1964 image buy  
  Songs Of Christmas/Christmas With The Norman Luboff Choir
- Real Gone 2-for-1 CD reissue of Columbia and RCA LP's
2016 image buy  
Lukather, Steve Santamental
- reissued by Favored Nations in 2005
2003 image buy  
Lunch at Allen's Zuzu's Petals: A Lunch at Allen's Christmas
- a collective of Canadian singer/songwriters Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas, and Cindy Church; the title is a reference to the film It's A Wonderful Life; also the name of a minor 90's indie rock band
2012 image buy  
Lyman, Arthur Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) 1963 image buy review
  With A Christmas Vibe
- CD reissue of above, new cover & title
1996 image buy review
  Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas)
- CD reissue of original LP
2006 image buy review
  Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas)
- same as above with amended cover
2008 image buy review
Lynn, Loretta A Country Christmas 1966 image buy  
  Christmas Without Daddy
- budget CD reissue of above with new cover and title, minus four tracks
1995 image buy  
  20th Century Masters: Christmas Collection
- original 12 tracks from 'Country Christmas,' remastered & repackaged
2005 image buy  
  White Christmas Blue
- new album produced by Lynn's daughter and Johnny Cash's son
2016 image buy  
Lynne, Shelby Merry Christmas 2010 image buy  
Lynyrd Skynyrd Christmas Time Again
- reissued several times with no changes to track listing or artwork...
2000 image buy  
  Christmas
- budget CD combines tracks from above with .38 Special's Wild-Eyed Christmas Night (2001)
2002 image buy  
  Christmas & Hits Duos
- slipcase with Christmas Time Again plus All Time Greatest Hits (2000)
2008 image buy  
Lyons, Ruth Ten Tunes Of Christmas
- Lyons with the cast of her popular Cincinatti TV show, the 50-50 Club; includes 1957 single "Let's Light The Christmas Tree"; also issued as a 7-inch boxed set with three EP's and very different artwork
1958 image buy  
  It's Christmastime Again
- 12 tracks including new recordings of four songs from above
1963 image buy  
  Christmas Remembered (1987)
- selections from above plus Ruth's two new spoken pieces; benefited her Children's Christmas Fund; she died the follwoing year...
1987 image buy  
  Christmas Music Of Ruth Lyons
- 18-track CD with selections from original two LP's
1995 image buy  

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