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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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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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Swingle Singers – Noëls sans Passeport

As a European Union national living in the United Kingdom, 2017 promises to be a year of changes.

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Chet Atkins – Christmas with Chet Atkins

As long as there have been Christmas records, there have been solo instrumental Christmas records.

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Melveen Leed – Christmas with Melveen

A young, talented country music singer – from an island where country was something you mostly heard on the radio – way outside her usual style.

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3.0

Frank Sinatra – A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra

There are certain contemporary traditions in which the 23rd of December is a day for airings of grievances.

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