It's crazy to me what a wide genre we have in "Holiday Music." So many artists have released Christmas albums.
It's as though once you have enough "fan base" to release four or five albums, you are positioned to release a Christmas album. And you no what - we buy them. And for one month of the year many people listen to hardly anything but songs of the season.
I recently asked on Facebook my personal friends there favorite Christmas albums, and here's the albums they mentioned.
Here's what my friends mentioned:
Diana Krall Christmas Songs by Diana Krall and Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Christmas by Rebecca St. James
The Holiday Collection by Kenny G
Merry Christmas by Johnny Mathis
Home for Christmas by 'N Sync
Let It Snow Baby... Let It Reindeer by Relient K
Christmas Eve and Other Stories by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Barenaked for the Holidays by Barenaked Ladies
Peace on Earth by Casting Crowns
Glory in the Highest: Christmas Songs by Chris Tomlin
Christmas Favorites by Bing Crosby
White Christmas by Rosemary Clooney
Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings by Gene Autry
Best of All: KVIL Christmas 1998 by Various Artist
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
Christmas Collection by the Carpenters
Merry Christmas by Mariah Carey
Santa's Playlist by Sister Hazel
The Season for Romance by Lee Ann Womack
Harry for the Holidays by Harry Connick Jr.
Christmas by Alabama
Noel by Josh Groban
Elf: Music From The Major Motion Picture by Various Arists
What are your favorites? What essential Christmas albums are missing?