Whether you are looking for a classic Christmas album, or a more contemporary take on the carols of old, I’ve rounded up a list of six Christmas albums that will spruce up your holiday season.
6. Louis Armstrong & Friends, “What a Wonderful Christmas” is a classic jazz album, chuck full of talent, and wrapped in a blanket of snow.
5. Spirit of The Season: Christmas with Sissel and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is an impressive album featuring the crystal clear and shimmering Sissel. She makes these old carols seem new. Need I say more?
4. Sarah Mclachlan, “Wintersong” is my favorite contemporary artist holiday album. It is equally simple and beautiful in arrangement, however Sarah’s voice creates a breathtakingly peaceful environment.
3. Nat King Cole, “Christmas Song” is a classic declaration of the merry holiday season. Nat’s warm voice is present with an accompanying choir in several pieces.
2. Ella Fitzgerald, “Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas” is just what it says, swinging. And who can resist Ella’s contagious scatting beats?
1. The Carpenters, “Christmas Portrait”is what Christmas sounds like. Karen’s rich alto voice, and Richard’s rich arrangements of these popular songs will serenade you throughout your Christmas season. I will go so far as to say that this is the best Christmas Album of all time.
Have I not included your favorite Holiday album? If so, comment below! I am always looking for quality music!