my faves Christmas albums.

isn't it ironic how daunting Christmas music can actually be? i mean, yes, Bing Crosby is incredibly nostalgic for me but, at the same time, can no one come out with new, original Christmas songs? or especially great covers of old classics? i mean really.so, yes, i'm a little picky about the Christmas tunes i will play during the Christmas season. but by being picky, i don't get sick of hearing the same songs by the same artists over and over and over again and when i do find an entire Christmas album that i actually like, its like finding that lost earring you've been searching all over for. GLORIOUS!
so, what do i listen to during the Christmas season? well, i'm so glad you asked. i've been circulating three albums this year and i've been really enjoying each album.

album: Home for Christmas
artist: *NSYNC
this album is one of my Christmas staples. i've been listening to it every year since 1998 and i probably will listen to it every year for the rest of my life. its just not Christmas without a little bit of my favorite boy band crooning to Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.

album: Christmas
artist: Michael Buble
um, who wouldn't want Michael Buble serenading them during the holidays? yeah, even his generic Christmas tunes make me melt like butter.
that man. oh.

album: A Very She&Him Christmas
artist: She&Him
this is probably the most quaint and charming Christmas album i've ever heard. it makes the holidays feel so cozy and lovely. i love, love, love Zooey Deschanel's voice and their spin on some of the traditional Christmas songs are a nice change of pace from what's usually played on the radio.

so, tell me, what are your favorite Christmas albums? i know the good ones are few and far between, but there have to be some out there, right?

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Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

Omg, Christmas music. This is kind of a passion of mine. Here are a few of my favorite alternative songs/albums for the holidays.

Last Christmas by Jimmy Eat World

Carol of the Bells by the bird and the bee

Don't Shoot Me Santa by the Killers

She Whispers the Winter Snow by The Autumns

Meaghan Smith's album: It Snowed (esp the song Zat U Santa Claus?)

Sixpence None the Richer's album: The Dawn of Grace

And even though it's an oldie..."You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" by Thurl Ravenscroft because it does not get better than that.

Emma Frances said...

I love your picks! Especially A Very She & Him Christmas! :] My husband is a pro at finding good Christmas songs and covers! Let me know if you ever need any good suggestions! One of my favorite non-traditional Christmas songs is Peppermint Winter by Owl City!

Melissa Ashley said...

Ahhh, I've had the *NSYNC Christmas album since I can remember! Love it.

Amy said...

I love these ablums!! I also really like Josh Groban's Noel and the Polar Express Soundtrack. There's so much out there. Christmas music is so wonderful!

Miss Nesbit said...

I LOVE both the Christmas albums by Michael Buble and She & Him! ALSO, my FAVORITE version of O Holy Night is the accapella version by N'Sync.

I guess all I'm saying is, there's a reason why we're friends.

Jenna said...

the she and him album is good? it looks pretty good. sweet. i will have to check it out.
i have a giveaway going on over at my blog for the WOW Christmas CD.


Mandy said...

*NSYNC has been a staple of mine since 1998 also!

Michaels new cd is getting to me too.

I have a love of Mannheim Steamroller that comes out at this time of year too!

Carrie Rosalind said...

I love Michael's CD this year, too! And of course - N Sync is always a holiday staple! :)