Yes, I’m an RV junkie…but I’m also a Christmas music junky. After taking that last bite of Thanksgiving turkey I dust off my albums and crank up the tunes.
Are you throwing a Christmas party this year? Or just looking for some new sounds to help you celebrate the season? I have you covered with my 11 favorite Christmas albums, from Satchmo to the King and everything in-between.
Click on the album or song titles for iTunes and start making your own festive mix that will bring you good cheer for years to come.
Satchmo was hip and holy. He believed his talents were given to him by God. He was right.
Favorite Track: Christmas in New Orleans
Bored with another suburban Christmas? Let this album bring you to a magical land far, far away.
Favorite Track: Let it Snow
Crazy? Check. Cool? Check. Bring the sights, sounds and smells of modern New Orleans home for Christmas.
Favorite Track: A Saints Christmas
All of the boys are in fine form here, and behaving for once. But if you ask me, Dino steals the show.
Favorite Track: I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
You won’t need mistletoe to get soulful kisses with this warm and romantic Christmas album.
Favorite Track: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Head to the Blue Ridge Mountains for the Holidays. Don’t spill the egg-nog when your toes start tapping.
Favorite Track: Winter Wonderland
The angelic harmonies of summer’s favorite sons are surprisingly perfect for the holidays. Let some California sun warm up your Christmas party.
Favorite Tracks: Frosty the Snowman
Are your holiday guests garbed in beards and skinny jeans? Then this one’s for you. M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel are hip without being haughty.
Favorite Track: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Oscar Peterson was a jazz giant and a keyboard wizard. Let him bring some magic to your Christmas mix.
Favorite Track: White Christmas
Classy without being corny. Put on a jacket and tie. Your grandfather’s Christmas music really was better than yours.
Favorite Tracks: Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season
Elvis really feels every single one of these tracks. The King was also the King of Christmas music. Who’s surprised?
Favorite Track: Oh Come, All Ye Faithful
Do you have a favorite Christmas album? Drop us a note and let us know. We are always looking to add something new to our Christmas Mix!