Music is a key component to adding the finishing touches on atmosphere in a retail store, a restaurant, and of course, the home. I can’t think of any other holiday where you can listen to themed music for weeks on end. Great Christmas music fills your cup with good cheer as you plan and prepare a Thanksgiving meal, string lights, hang greens, and read the Christmas story with your family.
I’ve accumulated quite a collection of Christmas music albums over the years, and there are a handful of favorite albums that I want to share with my son as we re-introduce wonderful family holiday traditions and build lasting memories.
1. Charlie Brown Christmas ($14.99) – An album that’s heralded as a favorite for more than 40 years is definitely a classic. My all-time favorite track is “Linus and Lucy,” but I’m also sentimental about “Christmastime is Here.” Vince Guaraldi’s jazz genius at its best plus Christmas hymns sung by sweet children’s voices.
2. Merry Chris Rice ($3.99) – Only 4 MP3 downloads that make you wish he’d recorded 10 more tracks of fun and upbeat versions of great Christmas songs. His Beach Boys’ inspired rendition of “Let It Snow” will melt your heart as you sing along.
3. A Family Christmas ($14.98) – An instant Christmas classic by Putumayo Kids. It’s the perfect accompaniment for a family gathering or a Christmas party with well-loved Christmas songs performed by well-known artists including Brave Combo and Big Bad VooDoo Daddy. Deana Carter’s version of “Winter Wonderland” is thoughtful and cozy–just wait until you hear the ending!
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