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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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Babyface Christmas With Babyface
- reissued as budget CD in 2008
1998 image buy  
Bachman, Randy Takin' Care Of Christmas
- limited edition CD sold through his website
2008 image buy  
  Takin' Care Of Christmas
- same as above with new cover; widely available online
2014 image buy  
Bad Religion Holiday Sampler
- promotional only
1997 image buy  
  Christmas Songs
- veteran punk rockers release first official holiday album
2013 image buy  
Baez, Joan Noel 1966 image buy  
  Noel
- new cover & bonus tracks
2001 image buy  
Baghdaddios Season's Beatings (EP)
- includes 1998 single, "Christmas At CBGB's"
2008 image buy  
Bailey, Razzy December 25th
- guest vocals by Alyssa Owen and Autumn Watson
1996 image buy  
Baker, Anita Christmas Fantasy 2005 image buy  
Baker, Chet Silent Nights: A Christmas Jazz Album
- originally issued on LP by GSR Records; reissued on CD in 1987 by Rounder-distributed Varrick Records
1986 image buy  
  Silent Nights
- same as above, new label & new cover
1996 image buy  
Band Of Merrymakers Welcome To Our Christmas Party
- all-star cast organized by songwriters Kevin Griffin and Sam Hollander; participants include Dan Wilson (Semisonic), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Michael Fitzpatrick (Fitz & The Tantrums), and many others; benefits the MusiCares Foundation
2015 image buy  
Bandy, Moe A Cowboy Christmas 1996 image buy  
Barbary Coasters Hark! Tidings of Barbary Joy 2008 image buy  
Bare, Bobby Merry Christmas From Bobby Bare 1988 image buy  
  I Love An Old Fashioned Christmas 1993 image buy  
Barenaked Ladies Barenaked For The Holidays 2004 image buy  
Barksdale, Becky The Christmas EP
- Port Arthur, Texas blues singer/guitarist; big break came when tapped as Michael Jackson's lead guitarist on Dangerous tour; subsequently became first act signed to new House of Blues label and has a track on their Blues Xmas (2001)
2006 image buy  
Barlowgirl Home For Christmas 2008 image buy  
Barnes, Dave A Very Merry Christmas 2010 image buy  
Barnett, Mandy Winter Wonderland
- originally sold exclusively through Crackerbarrel stores
2010 image buy  
Barry, Claudja Disco Round the Xmas Tree 1998 image buy  
  Christmas Disco Party
- same as above with new cover & title
2010 image buy  
Basie, Count Orchestra A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas!
- guests include Johnny Mathis and Ellis Marsalis
2015 image buy  
Bazan, David Dark Sacred Night
- solo and group recordings by Pedro the Lion singer, 2002-2010
2016 image buy  
  Christmas Bonus (2016)
- vinyl-only EP with four songs not collected above
2016 image buy  
Bay City Rollers A Christmas Shang-A-Lang
- includes their 2014 single
2015 image buy  
Beach Boys Christmas Album
- original Capitol LP reissued many times over the years...
1964 image buy review
  Ultimate Christmas 1998 image buy review
  Christmas With the Beach Boys 2004 image buy review
  Holidays & Hits
- digital album containing Christmas With plus Very Best (2003)
2009 image buy review
  Merry Christmas From The Beach Boys
- five-track digital EP from the Capitol vaults
2009 image buy review
  Christmas Harmonies
- 15 track CD including alternate take of "Auld Lang Syne"
2009 image buy review
Beat Boys First Christmas 1995 image buy  
  Glory
- above two featuring Little River Band member Wayne Nelson and producer Steve Vaus
2000 image buy  
Beatallica Winter Plunderband (EP)
- band specializes in Beatles/Metallica mash-ups
2009 image buy  
Beatles From Then To You (1963-1969)
- UK compilation of annual fan club flexi-discs
1970 image buy review
  Beatles Christmas Album (1963-1969)
- US version, different title and cover
1970 image buy review
  Ultimate Christmas Collection (1963-1992)
- bootleg compilation, both group and solo
1998 image buy review
Beautiful Losers Peace, Love & Xmas 2003 image buy  
Bechet, Sidney Joue Noël (EP)
- recorded during his last session in Paris in late 1958
1959 image buy  
Belafonte, Harry To Wish You A Merry Christmas 1958 image buy  
  To Wish You A Merry Christmas
- same as above, new cover, extra track
1962 image buy  
  Hallmark Presents The Tradition of Christmas
- with Jennifer Warnes, the American Boychoir, and the London Symphony Orchestra
1991 image buy  
  Christmas (1952-1963) 2001 image buy  
  Songs For Christmas
- imported budget reissue of 1962 version of "To Wish You a Merry Christmas" (1958)
2011 image buy  
Bellamy Brothers Tropical Christmas 1996 image buy  
  The Reason For The Season
- same as above plus new songs
2002 image buy  
BellRays Merry Christmas From The BellRays
- 5-song CD EP, very limited release
2005 image buy  
Belmonts A Season Of Harmony 1988 image buy review
  Acappella Christmas
- same as above with new cover and title
1991 image buy review
Bennett, Tony Snowfall 1968 image buy review
  Snowfall
- same as above, new cover & bonus track
1994 image buy review
  Snowfall
- same as above remastered & repackaged
2004 image buy review
  Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album
- reissue of above with new cover and DVD bonus tracks
2007 image buy review
  Our Favorite Things
- with Charlotte Church, Placido Domingo, and Vanessa Williams
2001 image buy review
  Christmas With Tony Bennett
- with London Symphony Orchestra
2002 image buy review
  A Swingin' Christmas
- with the Count Basie Big Band
- also available with DVD
2008 image buy review
  The Classic Christmas Album
- compiled from recordings 1968-2008 including one unreleased track
2011 image buy review
Benoit, David Christmastime 1983 image buy  
  Remembering Christmas 1996 image buy  
  Believe
- with Jane Monheit, Tim Weisberg, and the All American Boys Chorus
2015 image buy  
Benton, Brook Beautiful Memories Of Christmas (HMC)
- original LP, reissued frequently on budget labels with different covers and/or titles (including all following)
1983 image buy review
  Beautiful Memories Of Christmas (Black Label) 1992 image buy review
  Beautiful Memories Of Christmas (Sleigh Bells) 1995 image buy review
  Christmas With Brook Benton (Noel) 1996 image buy review
  Beautiful Memories Of Christmas (KRB) 2000 image buy review
  A Gentle Soul Christmas (Fine Tune) 2000 image buy review
  Decorate The Christmas Night (Town Sound/Orpheus)
- note that Brook's first name is misspelled...
2001 image buy review
  Decorate The Christmas Night (Blu Mountain) 2004 image buy review
Berry, John O Holy Night 1995 image buy  
  My Heart Is Bethlehem 2000 image buy  
  O Holy Night Live 2003 image buy  
  Celebrate This Christmas 2005 image buy  
  Christmas 2016 image buy  
Beta Radio The Songs the Season Brings, Vols. 1-4
- CD and vinyl available at the band's website; recorded and originally released online 2011-2015
2015 image buy  
Beto and the Fairlanes ¡Merry TexMas! (2014)
- sold exclusively by Austin, Texas label Fable Records
2014 image buy  
Bieber, Justin Under The Mistletoe
- also available in deluxe edition
2011 image buy  
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy What'chu Want for Christmas 1995 image buy  
  Everything You Want for Christmas 2004 image buy  
  It Feels Like Christmas Time
- Amazon version has two exclusive bonus tracks
2013 image buy  
Big Green 2000 Years To Christmas 1999 image buy  
Big Manny The Big Manny Christmas Album
- Manuel Gonzales of East L.A. band The Blazers
2008 image buy  
Bishop, Stephen Merry Bishmas
- sold briefly in very limited distribution, including through CD Baby
2002 image buy  
  Merry Bishmas
- same as above with new cover derived from his album Yardwork (2002)
2003 image buy  
Black, Clint Looking For Christmas 1995 image buy  
  Christmas With You
- reissue of above with two new tracks
2004 image buy  
Black Label Society Glorious Christmas Songs That Will Make Your Black Label Heart Feel Good (EP)
- featuring former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde
2011 image buy  
Blackmore's Night Winter Carols
- featuring Deep Purple guitarist Richie Blackmore
2006 image buy  
Blackstone Valley Sinners The Cold, Hard Truth About Christmas 2003 image buy  
Bley, Carla Carla's Christmas Carols
- with Steve Swallow and the Partyka Brass Ensemble
2009 image buy  
Blige, Mary J. A Mary Christmas
- produced by David Foster; guests include Barbra Steisand and Marc Anthony; reissued with bonus tracks in 2015
2013 image buy  
Blind Boys Of Alabama Go Tell It On The Mountain
- reissued several times
2003 image buy  
  Talkin' Christmas!
- with Taj Mahal
2014 image

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Blitch Bango Modern Christmas Classics In Various Styles 2001 image buy  
Blowfly Blowfly Does XXX-mas 1999 image buy  
Blue Hawaiians Christmas On The Big Island 1995 image buy  
Blue Moon Boys Rock & Roll Christmas Show 1998 image buy  
Blue Rodeo Merrie Christmas To You 2014 image buy  
Bobs Too Many Santas! 1996 image buy  
Bode, Erin A Cold December Night 2009 image buy  
Bogguss, Suzy Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 2001 image buy  
  I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
- sold exclusively through her website, www.suzybogguss.com
2010 image buy  
Bonds, Gary U.S. Christmas Is On!
- first-ever holiday album from pre-Beatles rocker
2012 image buy  
Boney M Christmas Album
- 12-track LP, includes 1978 hit single "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord"
1981 image buy  
  Christmas With Boney M.
- six new holiday tracks plus odds and ends; never properly reissued on CD
1984 image buy  
  The 20 Greatest Christmas Songs 1986 image buy  
  Happy Christmas 1991 image buy  
  Most Beautiful Christmas Songs In The World 1992 image buy  
  Christmas Party 1998 image buy  
  Christmas Party
- new cover, same track listing as above
2003 image buy  
  Christmas With Boney M.
- different cover and track listing than 1984 LP
2007 image buy  
  Christmas Time 2008 image buy  
  Feliz Navidad (new cover)
- all albums after 1984 contain variations of the original 18 holiday tracks, often edited and remixed; this 2-CD set contains most everything plus several non-seasonal recordings
2010 image buy  
Booker T & The MG's In The Christmas Spirit
- original LP cover; reissued on 180 gram vinyl by Sundazed in 2000
1966 image buy review
  In The Christmas Spirit
- new cover, reissued on CD by Rhino in 1991
1967 image buy review
  In The Christmas Spirit
- same cover as above; reissued by Friday Music in 2014
1967 image buy review
Boone, Pat White Christmas
- original Dot LP; includes tracks from 1957 "Merry Christmas" 7-inch EP
1959 image buy  
  White Christmas
- MCA budget CD reissue of above with new cover
1995 image buy  
  Christmas Is A Comin' 1966 image buy  
  The Boone Family Christmas 1975 image buy  
  The Pat Boone Family Christmas
- LaserLight reissue of above with new cover, amended title
1994 image buy  
  Songs For Christmas
- 20-song CD containing complete 1959 LP, three songs from 1966 LP, plus two gospel songs from 1965 Dot LP, "Blest Be The Tie That Binds"
2004 image buy  
  The True Spirit Of Christmas 2007 image buy  
Boston Pops
- with Arthur Fiedler
Pops Christmas Party
- expanded CD reissue 1994
1959 image buy  
  Christmas Festival
- includes mainly tracks from above; expanded CD reissue 1990
1970 image buy  
Bottlerocket Maybe Next Year (EP)
- not to be confused with roots rock band the Bottle Rockets
2009 image buy  
Bowling For Soup Merry Flippin' Christmas Vol. 1
- 9-song MP3 album
2010 image buy  
  Merry Flippin' Christmas Vols. 1 & 2
- expanded CD version of above
2011 image buy  
Boxmasters
- featuring Billy Bob Thornton
Christmas Cheer
- includes 2007 single "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
2008 image buy  
Boyd, Jimmy Christmas With Jimmy Boyd 1953 image buy  
  I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
- both 10-inch LP's with same contents
1955 image buy  
Boyz II Men Christmas Interpretations 1993 image buy  
  20th Century Masters: Christmas Collection
- same as above with new cover & title
2003 image buy  
  Christmas & Hits Duos
- slipcase with 20th Century Masters plus Legacy (2001)
2008 image buy  
Brady Bunch Christmas With The Brady Bunch 1970 image buy  
Brave Combo It's Christmas, Man!
- originally released in Japan in 1991
1992 image buy  
  Holidays!
- other than Christmas...
2005 image buy  
  Christmas Present
- live album originally sold exclusively through the band's website
2009 image buy  
Braxton Family A Braxton Family Christmas
- featuring Toni, Traci, Tamar, Trina and Towanda Braxton in association with their reality TV show
2015 image buy  
Braxton, Tamar Winter Loversland
- youngest sister of Toni Braxton
2013 image buy  
Braxton, Toni Snowflakes 2001 image buy  
Brennan, Walter Twas The Night Before Christmas... Back Home 1962 image buy  
Brewer, Teresa Too Fat For The Chimney
- 4-song, 7-inch Coral EP
1953 image buy  
  At Christmas Time
- all new, 14-track Coral LP
1956 image buy  
  Merry Christmas From Teresa Brewer
- 5-song, 7-inch RCA EP
1979 image buy  
  At Christmas Time
- Sony reissue of Coral LP, new cover
1985 image buy  
  Down The Holiday Trail
- MCA CD reissue of above minus 4 songs
1993 image buy  
Brigadier Six Christmas Tales 2007 image buy  
Bright Eyes A Christmas Album
- initially sold exclusively through artist's website
2002 image buy  
  A Christmas Album
- as of 2013, redesigned and widely available as CD, MP3, and Vinyl; later included in The Studio Albums 2000-2011 (2016)
2002 image buy  
Brooks & Dunn It Won't Be Christmas Without You
- also available in DVD edition (2009)
2002 image buy  
Brooks, Garth Beyond The Season 1992 image buy  
  Magic of Christmas 1999 image buy  
  Call Me Claus (EP) 2001 image buy  
  Magic of Christmas
- new edition with songs from Call Me Claus EP
2001 image buy  
  Christmas Together
- with Trisha Yearwood
2016 image buy  
Brothers Four Merry Christmas
- Columbia LP reissued on CD in 2003 and MP3 in 2016
1966 image buy  
  Merry Christmas
- same as above with bonus tracks, reissued by Real Gone Music in 2014
1966 image buy  
Broussard, Mark Magnolia & Mistletoe 2015 image buy  
Brown, Alison Evergreen
- with Joe Craven
2008 image buy  
Brown, Charles Charles Brown Sings Christmas Songs
- King LP
1961 image buy review
  Merry Christmas Baby
- Big Town LP
1977 image buy review
  Please Come Home For Christmas
- reissue of King LP with new cover & title, plus four tracks by instrumentalist Bill Doggett
1978 image buy review
  Cool Christmas Blues
- Bullseye Blues CD
1994 image buy review
Brown, Chuck Spirit Of Christmas
- with Eva Cassidy on two songs
2001 image buy  
Brown, James James Brown Sings Christmas Songs
- reissued in 1967 with new cover removing Brown's face...
1966 image buy review
  A Soulful Christmas 1968 image buy review
  Hey America, It's Christmas 1970 image buy review
  Santa's Got A Brand New Bag
- recorded 1966-1970
1988 image buy review
  Funky Christmas
- similar selections to above
1995 image buy review
  Funky Christmas
- budget UK reissue with different cover
1998 image buy review
  20th Century Masters: Christmas Collection
- same as above with new cover & title
2003 image buy review
  The Merry Christmas Album
- new recordings for small Floridian label
1999 image buy review
  Funked Up Christmas
- Australian reissue of above
2003 image buy review
  The Complete James Brown Christmas
- Hip-O 2-CD compilation of King recordings 1966-1970
2010 image buy review
  Icon: Christmas
- 11-track collection from King recordings
2013 image buy review
  It's A Funky Christmas
- Sony budget reissue of The Merry Christmas Album (1999)
2013 image buy review
Brown, Ray Christmas Songs With The Ray Brown Trio
- guest vocalists include Diana Krall
1999 image buy  
Brown, T. Graham Christmas With T. Graham Brown 2015 image buy  
Brubeck, Dave La Fiesta De la Posada 1976 image buy  
  A Dave Brubeck Christmas 1996 image buy  
Bryson, Peabo Peace On Earth 1997 image buy  
  Christmas With You
- reissue of above with with new cover and title, minus a few tracks but with new additional recordings
2005 image buy  
B2K Santa Hooked Me Up 2002 image buy  
B3 Kings A Cellar Live Christmas
- also featuring the Bruno Hubert Trio
2006 image buy  
  You Better Watch Out! 2011 image buy  
  Laughing All The Way
- sold exclusively through the label's website
2016 image buy  
BublÉ, Michael Let It Snow (EP)
- reissued with new artwork in 2007
2003 image buy  
  Christmas
- also available in deluxe edition
2011 image buy  
Buchanan & Goodman Buchanan & Goodman Save Christmas
- brief CD-R featuring several Christmas-themed "break-in" records by Dickie Goodman and Bill Buchanan, circa 1957-1971
2009 image buy  
Buckinghams The Joy Of Christmas
- MP3 download at Amazon; CD offered through the band's website
2009 image buy  
Butler, Jonathan Merry Christmas To You 2013 image buy  
Buffett, Jimmy Christmas Island 1996 image buy  
  Christmas & Hits Duos
- slipcase with Christmas Island plus Songs You Know By Heart (1985)
2008 image buy  
  'Tis The Season 2016 image buy  
Burnett, Carol A Carol Burnett Christmas
- soundtrack from three Christmas episodes of "The Garry Moore Show" in the early 1960's (not, as you might presume, from her long-running TV show)
2012 image buy  
Burrell, Kenny Have Yourself A Soulful Little Christmas 1966 image buy  
Burt, Alfred The Christmas Mood
- sung by The Columbia Choir
1954 image buy  
  This Is Christmas
- sung by The Voices Of Jimmy Joyce
1963 image buy  
Burton, Sir Jonathan Southern Soul Christmas 2014 image buy  
Butties 12 Greatest Carols
- Christmas songs in the style of the Beatles
2005 image buy  
Bush, Kate 50 Words For Snow
- not a formal Christmas album, but a themed album about winter
2011 image buy  
Buzzed Meg From My House To Yours
- EP featuring Jim Babjak of the Smithereens
2001 image buy  
  From My House To Yours
- same as above with new cover
2004 image buy  
Byrd, Charlie Christmas Carols For Solo Guitar
- original Columbia LP version
1967 image buy  
  Christmas Carols For Solo Guitar
- Sony CD reissue with new cover
1997 image buy  
  Christmas Carols For Solo Guitar
- Koch CD reissue, amended original cover
2005 image buy  
  Charlie Byrd Christmas Album
- original Concord Jazz LP version
1982 image buy  
  Charlie Byrd Christmas Album
- Concord CD reissue with amended cover
1994 image buy  

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