Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Music Part One Albums

I probably have over fifty Christmas albums; some I've had for years--make that decades--others are newish. In trying to be 'fair' and give albums equal opportunity to put me in the mood, I've come to some realizations. Christmas albums aren't created equal. And some really aren't all that essential.

Most Essential of the Essentials--the best of the best

Christmas With The Rat Pack (Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr.) (21 songs)
Behold the Lamb of God by Andrew Peterson (12 songs)
Charlie Brown Christmas (11 songs)
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole (14 songs)
White Christmas by Bing Crosby (11 songs)
Christmas by Michael W. Smith (10 songs)
Christmastime by Michael W. Smith (12 songs)
The Music of Christmas by Steven Curtis Chapman (12 songs)


We Need A Little Christmas by Andy Williams (12 songs)
Andy Williams Christmas Album by Andy Williams (12 songs)
Merry Christmas by The Beach Boys (9 songs)
Home for Christmas by Amy Grant (11 songs)
Winter Wonder by FFH (12 songs)
The First Noel by Steve Green (10 songs)


It's Christmas Time by City on A Hill (11 songs)
It's A Wonderful Christmas by Michael W. Smith (11 songs)
All I Really Want for Christmas by Steven Curtis Chapman (14 songs)
These Are The Special Times by Celine Dion (15 songs)
Muppet Christmas Carol Soundtrack (18 songs)
The Incredible Singing Christmas Tree by Veggie Tales (16 songs)
Christmas Offerings by Third Day (13 songs)
Peace on Earth by Casting Crowns (10 songs)

Favorite Instrumental/Classical Albums

The Messiah by Handel (42 songs)
Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky (17 songs)
The Living Room Sessions: Christmas by Chris Rice (13 songs)
Faith by Kenny G (10 songs)
Miracle by Kenny G (11 songs)
Wishes by Kenny G (10 songs)
Old Time Country Christmas (12 songs)
New England Christmas (12 songs)

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