I (almost) always wait until the day after Thanksgiving to turn it on, but this year just seemed a little different. Thanksgiving is pretty early so that means the holidays are just around the corner AND the weather down here has been awesome. I must admit, I started listening to Christmas music about a week before Thanksgiving. I wanted to share my favorite Christmas albums with you and get some recommendations from you so I can add to my collection! Here are my favorites!
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
This album IS my childhood. It doesn’t get any better than Kenny and Dolly singing “Once Upon a Christmas”.
I mean, it’s become a modern standard! If you don’t have it, you need to get it.
I know, I know, I’m old. But this really is an amazing album with lots of traditional and non-traditional music. Definitely worth a listen.
Her versions of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “The First Noel/Mary Mary” are gorgeous.
Phylicia Rashad and the Massed Choir
If you’re like me and you can’t get enough of EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional, why not own it? This album includes the story, as told by Phylicia Rashad, and the music so you can get the full experience at home. My personal favorite (that I annually sing at the top of my lungs) is “Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy”.
This one is just SO good. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is the best.
Martina’s version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is my all-time favorite.
I love a good modern Christmas song, and this album is full of them!
One of my favorite Christmas movies has one of my favorite soundtracks of all time. These are (almost all) classic recordings of Christmas favorites. If you don’t already have it, you should!
What are your favorite albums? Help me add to my collection by sharing them in the comments!
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