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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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Safety Harbor Kids Holiday Collection
- star-studded collection benefits orphans & homeless children; CD sold exclusively at Southern California Best Buy stores
2009 image buy  
Santa & Satan: One And The Same?
- alternative- and punk-leaning compilation from Dr. Dream Records
1994 image buy  
Santa Baby: 24 Festive Favorites
- imported collection of hip-leaning lounge favorites
2005 image buy  
Santa Cause: It's A Punk Rock Christmas
- benefits the Pediatric AIDS Foundation
2003 image buy  
Santa Cause, Vol. 2
- benefits Cure Autism Now
2006 image buy  
Santa Cause, Vols. 1-2
- benefits Cure Autism Now; includes both of above; second volume slightly reconfigured with several new tracks
2007 image buy  
Santa Causes: It's A Pop Rock Christmas
- Japanese release on the Twilight label continuing the "Santa Cause" series (above)
2012 image buy  
Santa Claus Blues
- 23 tracks of vintage jazz and swing from Jass Records
1988 image buy  
Santa Claus Is Rockin' & Swinging
- imported 2-CD set chock full of 50's rock
2009 image buy  
Santa Swings
- hot wax from 1930's and 40's courtesy Louisiana Red Hot Records
1999 image buy  
Santa's Bag: An All-Star Jazz Christmas
- new recordings from distinguished roster of Telarc Records
1994 image buy  
Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party
- rare rhythm & blues from German label Tramp Records
2011 image buy  
Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party, Vol. 2
- more rarities from German label Tramp
2013 image buy  
Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party, Vol. 3
- even rarer rhythm & blues from Tramp Records
2015 image buy  
Santa's Got A GTO: Rodney On The ROQ's Fav X-mas Songs
- compiled by Los Angeles modern rock DJ Rodney Bingenheimer
1997 image buy review
Santa's Got Mojo: An Electro-Fi Christmas Blues Celebration 2002 image buy  
Santa's Got Mojo 2: An Electro-Fi Christmas Blues Celebration
- above two from Toronto-based Electro-Fi Records
2012 image buy  
Santa's Greatest Hits (Hip-O)
- credible stab at compiling the most popular Christmas songs
1999 image buy  
Santa's Greatest Hits (Varese)
- songs about Santa compiled from vintage radio broadcasts
2002 image buy  
Santamental Journey: Pop Vocal Christmas Classics
- Rhino compiles easy listening favorites from 40's through 60's
1995 image buy review
Savoy Christmas Blues
- Savoy 17271; reissue of Christmas Blues: The Savoy Jazz Christmas Album (Savoy 241) with amended cover, reduced liner notes, and expanded track listing; both were essentially reissues of Mr. Santa's Boogie (Savoy 1157, 1985)
2003 image buy review
Season's Greetings: The Millennium Collection
2000 image buy  
Season's Greetings 2: The Millennium Collection
- above two Canadian 3-CD sets culled from Universal Music catalog
2001 image buy  
Season's Greetings: The Millennium Collection
- American version of above two issued by Universal's Hip-O label; above three part of Universal's 20th Century Masters series
2001 image buy  
Season's Greetings From Nashville
- 17-track collection of country classics from Sony's vaults
2001 image buy  
Seasonal Favorites, Vol. 1
- reissued with bonus tracks in 2006
2000 image buy  
Seasonal Favorites, Vol. 2
2007 image buy  
Seasonal Favorites, Vol. 3 2010 image buy  
Seasonal Favorites, Vol. 4
- above four cool, mostly instrumental surf 'n' garage rock from Double Crown Records
2016 image buy  
Sequel's Sixties Christmas
- British reissue label compiles British rock & pop stars
1998 image buy  
70 oz. Of Christmas 1993 image buy  
70 oz. Of Country Christmas
- above two part of extensive budget reissue series
1993 image buy  
A Sexy Christmas
- bedroom-friendly pop and R&B from Time-Life
2008 image buy  
Share The Wonder
- Children's Records benefit album sold through Nordstrom's
1993 image buy  
Shimmy Down the Chimney: A Country Christmas
- contemporary tunes including new Alison Krauss title song
2004 image buy  
Simply The Best Christmas
- 2-CD, 39-track EU collection both traditional & contemporary
1997 image buy  
Singers & Songwriters: Christmas
- European 2-CD, 30-song version; part of extensive Time-Life series surveying 60's and 70's folk- and soft-rock
2003 image buy  
Singers & Songwriters: Christmas Songs
- American version with different cover and slightly different title than above; 2-CD, 24-song version sold by Time-Life via mail order and website; single-disc, 18-song version sold by other online retailers and in stores
2003 image buy  
Sleep In Heavenly Peace: A Season Of Healing
- Athens, Georgia benefit album for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program
1995 image buy  
Sleighed: The Other Side Of Christmas
- alternative rock and novelty songs compiled by Hip-O Records
2000 image buy review
Slow Jams Christmas, Vol. 1 1996 image buy  
Slow Jams Christmas, Vol. 2 1997 image buy  
Slow Jams Christmas, Vol. 3
- above three part of R&B ballad series Slow Jams on Capitol Records imprint The Right Stuff
2001 image buy  
Slow Jams For Christmas
- Capitol updates above concept
2007 image buy  
Slow Jams Jazz Christmas
- latest installment in R&B ballad series, this time on Fantasy label Original Jazz Classics
2013 image buy  
Smooth & Soulful Christmas, Vol. 1
- YMC Records collection, reissued in 2006 as part of Universal's 20th Century Masters series; subsequent volumes never issued
2005 image buy  
Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Christmas
- part of Rhino Records' Smooth Grooves series of R&B ballads
1999 image buy  
Snow - The Get Easy! Christmas Collection 2002 image buy  
Snow 2 - The Get Easy! Christmas Collection Vol. II 2004 image buy  
Snow 3 - The Get Easy! Christmas Collection Vol. III
- above three part of Universal German lounge/jazz/soul series
2005 image buy  
Songs For A London Winter
- presented by pop group Saint Etienne and Croydon Municipal, a label curated by group member Bob Stanley
2014 image buy  
Songs Of Christmas from the Alan Lomax Collection
- excerpted from historic field recordings of noted musicologist
1998 image buy  
Songs Of The Architect Presents: A Very SOTA Christmas, Vol. 1
- from the stable of an Atlanta-based music publisher
2014 image buy  
Soul Christmas (Atco)
- landmark of modern Christmas music issued on Atco Records; reissued by Rhino Records in 1994 as 'Original Soul Christmas' with same cover art and three bonus tracks; original track listing reissued on vinyl in 2015
1968 image buy review
Soul Christmas (Atlantic)
- rare European reissue of above with completely different cover and one additional track
1978 image buy review
Soul Christmas (Rhino, US)
- 20 tracks on Rhino/Atlantic including many of same songs as above
1991 image buy review
Soul Christmas (Rhino, UK)
- 19 tracks on Rhino/Atlantic including many (but not all) of songs above
2014 image buy review
Soul Christmas (Kent)
- vintage rhythm & blues on LP, circa 1976 (actual date is unknown)
1976 image buy  
Soul Train Christmas Starfest
- rhythm & blues from the 1960's through the 1990's
1997 image buy  
Soulful Sounds Of Christmas
- hip hop, soul, and gospel from late 20th century on Rhino Records
2004 image buy  
Sounds Of Christmas 2009 2009 image buy  
Sounds Of Christmas 2010
- Christmas-only label compiles rarities and new recordings for connoisseurs
2010 image buy  
Sounds Of Christmas: Classic Rock
- 2-disc compilation from European division of Time-Life
2000 image buy  
Sounds Of The Season (BNA)
- country compilation includes a rare track from the Remingtons featuring Bread's James Griffin
1993 image buy  
Sounds Of The Season (MCA)
- pop & jazz instrumental efforts from the MCA Masters Series
1988 image buy  
Sounds Of The Season (Sony)
- 11-track pop/rock CD benefits the Children's Hearing Institute; essentially a variation of Christmas Of Hope (Columbia, 1995)
1997 image buy  
Sounds Of The Season '98 (EMI)
- 11 track budget CD from EMI Music with rare and unusual tracks
1998 image buy  
Sounds of the Season (Simitar)
- same as above on new label with different cover and truncated title
1999 image buy  
Southern Rock Christmas (Cleopatra)
- grab bag including both country and rock artists
2015 image buy  
Southern Rock Christmas (Sanctuary)
- primarily latter day efforts by stars from the glory days of boogie
2002 image buy  
Special Gift
- rhythm & blues, jazz, and rap, mostly from the 1990's
1996 image buy  
Spin Into Christmas
- Australian rockers compiled by Aussie label Festival Records
1999 image buy  
Spirit Of Christmas Past
- pop & rhythm nostalgia 1930-44 from British label ASV/Living Era; complete contents included in Vintage Christmas Cracker (2003)
1995 image buy  
Star Of Wonder: A Country Christmas Collection
- contemporary country from the Arista Records roster
1996 image buy  
Stars & Snow: A Texas Country Christmas
- collection of indie artists highlighted by Pauline Reese's lead track
2005 image buy  
Stars Come Out For Christmas Vol. 1 1989 image buy  
Stars Come Out For Christmas Vol. 2
- also issued with a different cover
1990 image buy  
Stars Come Out For Christmas Vol. 3
- also issued with a different cover
1991 image buy  
Stars Come Out For Christmas Vol. 4
- The Best Of The Stars Come Out For Christmas And More...
1992 image buy  
Stars Come Out For Christmas Vol. 5 1993 image buy  
Stars Come Out For Christmas Vol. 6
- also issued with a different cover
1994 image buy  
Stars Come Out For Christmas: Greatest Hits
- above seven produced by Steve Vaus to benefit childrens charities
1994 image buy  
Stars Come Out For Christmas (EMI) 1995 image buy  
Stars Come Out For Christmas 2 (EMI)
- above two budget CD's compiled from Steve Vaus-produced series
2002 image buy  
Stars Come Out for Christmas: Special Edition I 2010 image buy  
Stars Come Out for Christmas: Special Edition II
- above two MP3 albums compiled from Steve Vaus-produced series
2010 image buy  
Stash Christmas Album: 16 Blues & Jazz Classics
- LP compiled by well-regarded indie label Stash Records
1985 image buy  
Still Believing In Christmas
- new recordings by (mostly) old country stars
2006 image buy  
Stony Plain's Christmas Blues
- indie label spotlights current and classic stars of the genre
2000 image buy  
Stuff This In Your Stocking! Elves In Action...
- alternative rock produced by Veebltronics and Skyclad Records
1990 image buy  
Sugar Plums: Holiday Treats from Sugar Hill
- folk and bluegrass from respected independent label; companion to Tinsel Tunes: More Holiday Treats (1996)
1993 image buy  
Superstar Christmas
- Sony and other major labels benefit T.J. Martell Foundation; reissued as budget CD in 2008
1997 image buy  
Swamp Dogg & Friends: Your Not So Typical Christmas
- assembled by the Essential Media Group from five albums produced by Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams
2013 image buy  
Sweethearts & Stolen Christmas Kisses 2010 image buy  
Sweethearts & Stolen Christmas Kisses 2 2011 image buy  
Sweethearts & Stolen Yuletide Kisses
- above three part of series of nostalgic series of 2-CD sets from UK division of Delta
2012 image buy  
Swing Celebration
- excellent UK compilation of big band and hot jazz, including several non-Christmas tracks
1996 image buy  
Swing Into Christmas (Columbia)
- soundtrack to A&E special featuring 1994 modern jazz concert
1995 image buy  
Swing Into ChristmaS (Columbia River)
- budget compilation with several rare jazz & blues tracks
2002 image buy  
Swing Time Christmas
- New York indie compiles 1950's R&B from Swing Time Records
1995 image buy review
Swingin' Christmas (Definitive)
- 20 superb tracks of vintage jazz and blues from Spanish label
2005 image buy  
Swingin' Christmas (Rhino)
- Rhino Records capitalizes nicely on lounge & swing revival
2001 image buy review
Swingin' Christmas Party
- Bluebird Records plucks 13 treasures from the rich BMG archives
2002 image buy  
Swingin' Songs For Santa
- compiled by Collector's Choice from vintage radio broadcasts
2003 image buy  

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