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Duke Pearson – Merry Ole Soul

Most of the Christmas records we review on this site are perennial classics, constantly reissued and treasured from generation to generation.

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Alabama – Christmas

Christmas is meant to be a time of togetherness.

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Peggy Lee – Christmas Carousel

One of the fantastic things about that golden period in the early sixties, when so many of history’s great Christmas records were released, is that so many truly sophisticate

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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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