The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2015

Every year, thousands of completely different Christmas albums are released around the world, vying for the attention of us listeners in the hope of being memorable.

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Mark Kozelek – Sings Christmas Carols

One of the marvellous things about Christmas records is the way they keep up folk traditions.

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Jermaine Dupri Presents the 12 Soulful Nights of Christmas

December 21st, and something just ain’t right See just the other day me and my baby had a fight The cheerfulness and happy memories that sit at the heart of Christmas makes i

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Odetta – Christmas Spirituals

Odetta is an artist whose career really thumbs its nose to all cultural essentialists out there.

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Mercedes Sosa – Navidad con Mercedes Sosa

Possibly because it’s a holiday closely linked to Christianity, tradition and commercialism, Christmas has often been construed as a particularly right-wing phenomenon.

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Peter Jöback – Jag Kommer Hem Igen Till Jul

One of the most wonderful things about Christmas music is how it can turn expectations on end.

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Stan Kenton – A Merry Christmas!

Stan Kenton was not just one of the biggest big band leaders in jazz history. In a particular way, he was pretty much the biggest – that is, in terms of band size.

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Ray Conniff – We Wish You A Merry Christmas
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Ray Conniff – We Wish You A Merry Christmas

One of the strikingly unusual things about the music industry in the early sixties was how studio orchestra arrangers could become stars in their own right.

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How Christmas records took over the world

Christmas records have a special place in the history of recorded music.

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Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé – That Holiday Feeling!
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Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé – That Holiday Feeling!

In 1964, showbiz darlings, married couple Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé were at the top of their game.

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