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This index presents a selected discography of the best and/or most important various artist Christmas albums, organized by album name. 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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Nashville Christmas Album
- new recordings on Epic; artists vary from contemporary (O'Kanes) to veteran (George Jones)
1986 image buy  
Nashville Christmas Party
- vintage RCA LP compiling tracks from their biggest stars
1962 image buy  
Nashville Indie Spotlight Christmas
- off-the-beaten path country music, including mostly original compositions
2014 image buy  
Nashville's Greatest Christmas Hits Vol. 1 1988 image buy  
Nashville's Greatest Christmas Hits Vol. 2
- above two collections from the rich Columbia/Epic archives
1988 image buy  
Natty & Nice: A Reggae Christmas
- Rhino Records compilation spanning 1964-1993
1998 image buy review
NBC Celebrity Christmas
- stars of Will & Grace, et al., sing for the benefit of the Children's Miracle Network
2001 image buy  
Never mind Christmas, Here's The Bollocks!
- latter-day punk MP3 compilation on Cherry Red; similar to Bollocks To Christmas (1994)
2009 image buy  
New Wave Xmas
- part of Rhino's Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits series
1996 image buy review
New York City Christmas
- benefit album for ASTEP (Artists Striving To End Poverty)
2009 image buy  
The Night Before
- subtitled 'A New York Christmas: Past, Post, Punk, Present & Future'
2002 image buy  
1950's Christmas
- 2-CD public domain release; impressive collection of classics, skewed somewhat towards English tastes, e.g. Alma Coogan, Vera Lynn, Beverly Sisters
2013 image buy  
Nipper's Greatest Christmas Hits
- 20 tracks from the RCA Records archives, 1953-1987; part of RCA's extensive Nipper's Greatest Hits series
1989 image buy  
No Ho Ho Vol. 1: Alternative Indie Christmas Holiday Anthems 2007 image buy  
No Ho Ho Vol. 2: Christmas Gone Wrong 2008 image buy  
No Ho Ho Vol. 3: Christmas Songs You Haven't Heard 2008 image buy  
No Ho Ho Vol. 4: Alternative Christmas Holiday Anthems
- above four are eclectic MP3 download albums from the Selector Series
2009 image buy  
No Wrapping Required: A Christmas Album
- contemporary country collection from Lyric Street Records
2001 image buy  
No. 1 Christmas Album
- UK 2-CD collection of holiday hits, including many that achieved the coveted "Christmas #1' slot
1996 image buy  
No. 1 Christmas Album
- same as above with new cover
1997 image buy  
Noel Jazz
- French collection of hard-to-find Christmas jazz, swing, and blues
2004 image buy  
Norton Records Presents The Wild Sounds Of Christmas
- download only, mastered from original vinyl 45's
2016 image buy  
Nostalgic Merry Christmas to You
- British label ASV/Living Era compiles pop, swing, more, 1915-1949; complete contents included in Vintage Christmas Cracker (2003)
2000 image buy  
Not Another Xmas Album: An Alternative Christmas
- 10-song compendium from Flashback, Rhino's budget division
2004 image buy  
Novelty Christmas
- bootleg CD containing some really obscure, wonderful stuff, mostly mastered from vinyl
2004 image buy  
Now That's What I Call Christmas 2001 image buy  
Now That's What I Call Christmas 2 2003 image buy  
Now That's What I Call Christmas 3
2006 image buy  
The Essential Now That's What I Call Christmas 2008 image buy  
Now That's What I Call A Country Christmas 2009 image buy  
Now That's What I Call Christmas! 4 2010 image buy  
Now That's What I Call Christmas! 4: The Carol Edition
- same as above but with printed lyrics for popular carols
2011 image buy  
Now That's What I Call Today's Christmas 2012 image buy  
Now Christmas
- 2-CD set, 36 tracks, divided into classic and contemporary
2013 image buy  
Now That's What I Call Country Christmas
- mostly modern country; completely different album than similarly-titled 2009 release above
2015 image buy  
Now That's What I Call A Merry Christmas
- above eleven are part of the ongoing Now That's What I Call Music series
2016 image buy  
Now That's What I Call Music: The Christmas Album
- part of the original UK series that eventually gave birth to the American series listed above; also issued as "The Christmas Tape" and, in 1986, "The Christmas Compact Disc"
1985 image buy  
Now That's What I Call Music: The Christmas Album (new edition)
- vinyl-only revival of above, but with a shorter, very different track listing
2016 image buy  
O Christmas Tree
- Rounder Records collection of bluegrass-oriented recordings; one of numerous albums capitalizing on the runaway success of soundtrack to Coen Brothers film, O Brother Where Art Thou?
2002 image buy  
O Come All Ye Faithful: Rock 4 Choice
- alternative rock benefiting activist abortion rights group
1996 image buy  
Oh Santa! New & Used Holiday Classics from Yep! Roc Records
- leading roots rock label's first Christmas album
2007 image buy  
Oh Shit... It's Christmas!
- alternative dance album from Lowpro Lounge
2009 image buy  
Old School Christmas Classics
- part of a long series of soul, funk, and rap collections from Thump Records
2012 image buy  
Oldies But Goodies: Classic Xmas 2004 image buy  
Oldies But Goodies: Dedicated To You Xmas 2004 image buy  
Oldies But Goodies: Rockin' Xmas
- above 3 part of Art Laboe's longstanding series on Original Sound
2004 image buy  
On This Christmas Night
- Christian-leaning collection taken from a Family Channel TV special hosted by B.J. Thomas; guests include B.W. Stevenson, Amy Grant, and Dan Peek (America)
1979 image buy  
On This Christmas Night: The Christmas Collection
- reissue of above with amended artwork
2006 image buy  
100 Christmas Hits
- includes Volumes 1-4 of the Ultimate Christmas Album series on Collectables Records
2006 image buy  
Original Christmas Album
- UK EMI compilation subtitled '20 Party Christmas Crackers'
2004 image buy  
Original Christmas Album
- reissue of above with amended cover art and slightly different track listing
2007 image buy  
Ornamental (A Projekt Holiday Collection)
- 2-CD set from storied goth label
2012 image buy  

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