The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2017

It’s the end of a busy season. We’ll be back again next year, and wish you the warmest and happiest times until then.

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André Claveau – Noël avec André Claveau

For two genres of music that have shared so much history, going back to the middle ages, the Christmas carol and the French chanson have diverged onto quite different paths in the

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Sia – Everyday is Christmas

When was the last time a major recording artist, at the very top of their career, released an all-original Christmas album? Not a single, or an album of holiday favourites, but an

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Noelani and the Leo Nahenahe Singers – Hawaiian Christmas

There’s probably no genre of Christmas music copied as widely, among people with no connection to it, as Hawaiian music. Or, well, genre is not really the right word.

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Cantares de Navidad Vol II

Are follow-up Christmas albums inevitably cursed to be lesser than their illustrious originals? Can a hit Christmas record never truly be replicated? Sometimes, it seems that way.

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Rev. Audrey F Bronson and Becky Carlton, Minister of Music – Are You Ready For Christmas?

The folk movement has always had an interesting influence on Christmas music.

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Andre Kostelanetz – Wonderland of Christmas

Creating Christmas music will almost universally mean an artist has to go outside their comfort zone.

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The Merrymen – Merry Christmas with the Merrymen

One thing you’re often told about Christmas music is just how fake it is. How commercial. How plastic.

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This Time of Year

Time is the greatest decorator Paint those mean things Red and green things And hang them on the tree June Christy – from “Hang Them on the Tree” This old Chri

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A song to mark the end of the season

A traditional mid-century Julgransplundring – a period when the tradition was at its absolute height. A key feature are the children in colourful hats.

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