20 Best Christmas Albums of All Time (Complete List)
You can see the Christmas trees and decorations in malls, restaurants and café.
Yes, the big day is just around the corner.
This annual festival is always coming with Christmas music, isn’t it?
We’ve put together a list of the best Christmas albums of all time.
You may find out some of the old Christmas classic and new favorites from different eras.
Part 1 - Best New Millennium Christmas Albums
1. A Pentatonix Christmas
This American a cappella group, Pentatonix’s 5th studio album was released in 2016. The album is Pentatonix’s second full-length holiday album, too. It reached No.1 in the Billboard 200. This album is also the group’s second No.1 on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart.
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2. Santa Claus Lane
This first studio album of Hilary Duff was released in 2002. It contains covers of Christmas songs like Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. The album peaked at No.2 on both US Billboard Top Heatseekers and Top Kid Audio charts. It reached No.154 on the US Billboard 200.
3. Acoustic Hearts Of Winter
This is a Christmas album of pop duo Aly& AJ. It was released in 2006. Most songs of this album are cover versions of religious Christmas carols or contemporary classics. It reached No.14 on the Top Holiday Albums chart and No.78 on the US Billboard 200. Acoustic Hearts of Winter is the 2nd best-selling holiday album of 2006.
Christmas is the 7th studio album of Michael Bublé. It was released in 2011, Ireland. This album peaked at No.1 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart and became Bublé's 3rd chart-topper. Besides, it won a Juno Award for Album of the Year, which is it the first holiday album to win this award.
5. Merry Christmas With Love
The album was released in 2004 as Clay Aiken’s first Christmas album by RCA Records. Merry Christmas With Love reached at No.4 on the US Billboard 200 chart. It was recognized as the best-selling Christmas/holiday album of 2004 and 2005 by Billboard. Besides, Billboard certified the album as Platinum.
Part 2 - Best 1990s Christmas Albums
1. Home For Christmas
This is the first compilation album of NSYNC. It was released in 1998. The RIAA certified this album Double Platinum. It was ranked No.2 on the US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard) and No.5 on the US Top Holiday Albums. What’s more, it is the 15th best-selling Christmas/holiday album in America.
2. Merry Christmas
This Mariah Carey’s first Christmas album was released in 1994. All I Want for Christmas Is You, a song of this album, became one of the best-selling singles of all time. The album was certified Quintuple Platinum by the RIAA. It was No.1 on the US Top Catalog Albums of 1996.
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3. These Are Special Times
This is Celine Dion’s first English-language Christmas album. This album features cover versions of popular Christmas songs and original material. It reached No.1 on both US Top Holiday Albums (Billboard) and US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard). Moreover, the album was certified five-times Platinum by the RIAA.
4. Christmas Interpretations
This is American R&B group Boyz II Men’s the first Christmas studio album. It was released in 1993. Some songs are written by the group and Brian McKnight. This album reached No.19 on the US Billboard 200. Besides, it was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.
5. Honky Tonk Christmas
This is Alan Jackson’s first Christmas album. The album was released in 1993. It reached No.4 on the US Billboard Top Holiday Albums and No.7 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums. The songs A Holly Jolly Christmas and I Only Want You for Christmas charted on the Hot Country Songs charts.
Part 3 - Best 1980s Christmas Albums
This is the seventh country studio album by The Oak Ridge Boys. It was released in 1982 by MCA Records. The song Thank God for Kids was No.3 on the Hot Country Songs charts. Also, the album was ranked No.9 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums.
2. Merry Christmas Strait to You!
This album is George Strait’s first Christmas album. It was released in 1986 by MCA Records. Merry Christmas Strait to You! reached No.17 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Besides, the RIAA certified this album Double Platinum. Strait’s voice and emotion will impress you!
This is the first Christmas album of the country band, Alabama. It was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA. Christmas in Dixie was ranked No.3 on Billboard's special, year-end, weekly Christmas Singles chart in 1983. The album reached No.8 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums.
4. Once Upon A Christmas
This is a collaborative studio album of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. It was released in 1984. The album was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA. It reached No.4 on the US Billboard Top Holiday Albums and No.12 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums.
5. Christmas Eve With Johnny Mathis
This album is Mathis’s 4th holiday-themed LP. It was released in 1986. It spent a week on Billboard magazine's Christmas Albums chart in 1992 because no such chart was published in 1986. The album also stayed two weeks on its Top Pop Catalog Albums chart in 1994.
Part 4 - Best 1970s Christmas Albums
1. The Christmas Album
This is a holiday music album of Lynn Anderson. It is also Lynn’s first Christmas music album. The album was released in 1971. This album reached No.13 on the Billboard 200. This Christmas album was quite successful and became a Christmas classic. Listen and you will like it!
2. Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas
This is Elvis Presley’s 15th studio album and first Christmas album. It was released in 1971. The album was a top seller and reached No.1 on the Billboard Holiday Albums Chart. It was certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA in 1999. Don’t miss this wonderful album!
3. Osmond Christmas Album
This is a holiday album by the Osmond family. It was released in 1976. The album reached No.127 on the US Billboard Top LP's chart. This album featured a mixture of traditional and temporal Christmas standards with several original songs. Besides, it included all 7 members of the Osmond family.
4. Christmas Card
Christmas Card is the first Christmas album of the American country music group, The Statler Brothers. The album was released in 1978 by Mercury Records. It was ranked No.17 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Also, the album reached No.183 on the US Billboard 200.
5. Christmas Present
This is the third Christmas album and the 33rd studio album of America singer, Andy Williams. It was released in 1974. The album reached No.203 on the Top LP's & Tapes chart. An article in Billboard magazine expects the album to become a holiday classic to continue the string of album winners for the artist.
These are the albums I wanted to share with you.
What do you think?
Which one can be the best Christmas album and be added to your playlist?
If you have another amazing album for Christmas, don’t forget to share it with me!
Wish you a merry Christmas!