Wednesday, December 21, 2011


There are MILLIONS of Christmas albums (cd's or downloads to you millenials)out there, but right here right now you can see the top 5 of all time!

5. Mariah Carey-Merry Christmas
Now I'm not really a fan of hers but I have to say this Christmas album is great! It has a good mix of secular and "church" music on it and boy can she belt it out!!  Just realized she has a new Christmas album out this year....I'm going to have to download that. 

4.  Steven Curtis Chapman-The Music of Christmas
Some familiar and some not but all great lyrics and catchy tunes.

3.  Amy Grant-Home for Christmas
Lots of good songs on this one....especially The Night Before Christmas.

2.  Jim Reeves-12 songs of Christmas
This is an oldie but it has some of the greatest Christmas songs on it including Senor Santa Claus.  Jim Reeves was a country singer with a beautiful voice who died in the prime of his life and career in a plane crash.  My mom used to play this record a lot around Christmas and we always kind of rolled our eyes but it just doesn't seem like Christmas without hearing these songs.  So glad that my sister found it on cd a couple of years back.  The Jingle Bells that is on this album was also used in the movie Elf.  Now stop rolling your eyes and go find this recording! 

1.  Amy Grant-A Christmas Album
Hands down the BEST Christmas recording ever (and I'm not just saying that because Amy and I are best friends)!!  Love every song on it but especially Love Has Come, Tennessee Christmas and Heirlooms.  If I only had one Christmas cd that I could listen to this would be it and I should know since I've been listening to it since 1983! 


Rhonda said...

We must be related because I also love your top 3. I would add the four Oak Ridge Boys Christmas CD's I have and that would be my top 7. (I confess that I have a weakness for Christmas CD's and own way too many.)

Nicole Crawford said...

Okay, very behind the times - didn't read any blogs last week - but must get in on this now.

I too love Amy's A Christmas Album and would put it at or near the top. I do wish she would issue a remastered copy so the volume wasn't so much lower than every other Christmas album I own.

I also love Harry Connick Jr. and his Christmas albums. When My Heart Finds Christmas is probably the favorite.

This year is was fun to add Michael Buble's Christmas album to the collection - a new favorite.

I must admit I'm a little skeptical of Jim Reeves but you've piqued my curiosity enough to check it out. :)