Santa Claus hands out presents to children in the 1940s.

Why is Christmas music from the 1940s and 1950s so popular?

Christmas music means many things.

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Top 10 Christmas albums of 2022

The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2022

The Christmas record trend seems to never ebb out, and just goes from strength to strength.

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Maryknoll Normal College exhibition of Christmas trees, Manila, Philippines, 1930s, University of Southern California Library

Globalised Christmas and Seasonal Hotspots

Something interesting has happened in the past year when searching for almost any Christmas standard on a streaming platform.

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The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2021

As the pandemic which dictates the bounds of our daily life entered its second year, it felt like even Christmas music was deflation.

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Babies at a maternity ward at Christmas

A Child’s First Christmas, Or: How Do We Really Understand Music?

I know, of course, that it’s another year of crisis and that Christmas will continue to be indelibly different this year.

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The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2020

The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2020

In many ways, 2020 has been an unusual year for the music industry, and not least the Christmas music industry.

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Christmas and Crisis

With a global pandemic that keeps us at a distance from each other, this year will certainly be a different Christmas.

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The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2019

Our annual roundup of the best tracks of the year is back! Finding the top 10 Christmas albums of 2019 was certainly less difficult than last time – this year has had a breadth of

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December 1944. A choir sings for the American Troops in London during a Christmas concert. Image courtesy of the Imperial War Museum

Considering the Classical

Christmas music has weaved its way through much of western music history like a red ribbon, keeping the light in dark winter months from medieval Christian sects to the shiniest ne

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The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2018

Here it is again, just in time for Christmas eve: Our annual list of the best Christmas music of the year.

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