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Reilly and Maloney – A Christmas Album

Folk revivals have happened with some regularity during the 20th century. It is a style which tends to come back into fashion a lot.

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Tracey Thorn – Tinsel and Lights

Albums, we are reliably informed, are to be read as coherent wholes.

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Alan Mills – Christmas Songs From Many Lands

Alan Mills could elocute. He had a distinguished voice with authority. He was a classically trained operatic bass.

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Funky Christmas

There are – which I’m sure surprises precisely none of you – a lot of artists past their prime who record Christmas music.

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Mae West – Wild Christmas

When was the last time you heard a Christmas album that was actually fun? I don’t mean funny, in the sense of being a humorous novelty or something awful that a more maliciou

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Sammy Kaye – Christmas Serenade

What’s the first Christmas album? Well, of course, this would have been before the vinyl record was invented in the late 1940s.

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Mighty Sparrow – Christmas With Sparrow

By pure sales figures alone, the traditional pop crooner, softly singing into electrified microphones, is the king of Christmas music.

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June Christy – This Time Of Year

Christmas, even to those who despise it, is a singularly meaningful holiday.

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Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas

Ella Fitgerald, jazz critic Frank Rich wrote in a reflection published after her death, “is American song”.

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Willie Colón – Asalto Navideño

Sometimes, the world of Christmas records can seem pretty isolated from the rest of music.

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