Thursday, November 29, 2012

With a Little Help from My Friends: All-time Favorite Christmas Album

i know this is all a matter of preference, but i would have to say that by this point, it's pretty legit to start blasting the Christmas music. whether or not you have been listening to the holiday tunes since November 1st or are waiting till the calender flips to December 1st, i think this week's edition of With A Little Help From My Friends, will be an extra special treat as we talk about our all time favorite albums! 

What is your favorite Christmas album of all-time and why?


to be honest, i had the hardest time nailing down one all time favorite Christmas album (and i'm the one who came up with the dang question!) - but i have to say that Michael Buble's Christmas album will be a  personal favorite for a very long time. his soulful voice and choice of Christmas songs will certainly make this CD a classic in my book! 


kelly ann of The Flowerchild Dwelling 

While you'll definitely see me dancing around during the holidays to Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, The Beach Boys, and the best of all: NSync (you know their Christmas album rocks your world every year) - I connect with Sufjan's Songs For Christmas on a deeper level. It's a magical, heartfelt, unconventional, and meaningful album that will either have you toe tappin' (I Saw Three ShipsGet Behind Me Santa!) or pausing during the holiday rush for some moments of peace and reflection. (Sister WinterAmazing Grace) Not to mention, Sufjan's beautiful cover of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (my favorite hymn) will give you goosebumps and tug at your heartstrings.


tiffany of Dancing Branflake.

I'm a total Beatles girl and I love The Beatles tribute band, Fab Four. Fab Four came out with a Christmas album that will knock your socks off. Way off. Cue nonstop dance party!!!


sandy of Sandyalamode.

I love Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas album, with "All I Want For Christmas Is You" as my absolute fave Christmas song!  Since this album came out almost over a decade ago, I feel like I've grown up with it so when I hear it on the radio, I get a little bit of a nostalgic feeling.  Mariah's voice is just so amazing and as cheesy as it might sound, this album just warms my heart (well all Christmas music does really)!


chelsea of Tea Talk.

 My favorite Christmas CD of all time would have to be Holidays Rule! This Christmas album was actually just recently released, but I love the musicians featured in it (including The Shins, Paul McCartney, and Fun). The whole album has a really great cozy and cheerful feel to it, and I know it's going to be a favorite for years to come.



kristine of A Colorful Reality.

Justin Bieber's Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe is still a favorite from last year! Makes me want to walk hand in hand with my husband in a quaint town while it's snowing...with a white chocolate peppermint mocha in my other hand!

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i personally loved reading through this list. there were definitely a few of my own classic faves in this list, but then some brand new ones that i plan to download this weekend to jam to during this season! and i'm always on the lookout for new Christmas tunes to add to my playlist, so...

what about you, friend? what is YOUR all-time favorite Christmas album(s)?

*and if you are interested in previous editions to this series, click here and here.*

much love.
{happy friday, friend.}

26 comments:

  1. Concord Jazz Christmas - http://www.amazon.com/Concord-Jazz-Christmas-Various-Artists/dp/B000008NJI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354235562&sr=8-1&keywords=concord+jazz+christmas

    and

    A Reggae Christmas - http://www.amazon.com/Reggae-Christmas-Various-Artists/dp/B000000Q2P/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1354235583&sr=1-1&keywords=a+reggae+christmas

    and

    Vince Guaraldi Trio - Charlie Brown Christmas - http://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Christmas-Remastered-Expanded-Edition/dp/B0090X4H0W/ref=tmm_acd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1354235597&sr=1-1

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    1. The Charlie Brown Christmas one is also one of my faves. It was between that or the Beatles. Beatles won out, but not by much!

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  2. I love She & Him's Christmas Album!

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  3. ^^ I was going to say A Very She & Him Christmas as well! It's so great. And while not at all similar, my sisters and I still love Jump 5's Christmas album from 10 years ago :)

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  4. Thanks for having me! I love love love Michael Buble and Mariah. Some faves are on those, also.

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  5. I love Christmas music!!! I'm going to check all of these out. Great post!
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  6. i love she & him christmas album. and michael buble as well

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  7. LOVE michael buble. Im with ya girl :)

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  8. ohh i love michael buble and she & him as well!!! thanks for including me girl!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  9. I have two favorite Christmas albums: A Christmas Celebration by Celtic Woman (looove celtic music) and Christmas Songs by Jars of Clay (it's very different - not traditional Christmas songs, but very meaningful tunes).

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  10. Oh gosh, that is so hard! DUH Mariah Carey (hi, "All I Want for Christmas is You" is by far the best Christmas song EVERRRR) and growing up my fave every year was always Amy Grant! :) And Perry Como for some really classic Christmas songs! And I have been known to make a MEAN Christmas mix cd, which really are my faves. Oh! And of course The OC Chrismukkah cd. Okay, you've totally just inspired me to do a post on this. haha I just wrote way too much. #sorry #butnotreally

    xo

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  11. I love BarlowGirl's Home For Christmas

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  12. Sufjan's songs for Christmas is a must listen for me, along with A Very She & Him Christmas.

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  13. michael buble! YESS!! We have seen him a few times in concerts...wow we love him! And also the Hanson Christmas album haha dont judge!

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  14. hey girl! found you through the giveaway we're doing next week :) hope to get to know you!

    Katie
    www.mykeepcalmandcarryon.com

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  15. I have my own mix. It's almost 40 songs now. It's old classics mixed with new pop versions. Love Christmas music!

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  16. I love reading everyone's favorites!!
    Every year when we go see all the Christmas lights we listen to the Charlie Brown Holiday soundtrack. The rest of the time I have a hodge-podge of favorite songs from different artists that the holiday season would not be complete without!! :)

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  17. It's definitely a tie between Jackson 5 and Nsync ...dont judge me ;)

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  18. Ahh I love michael! He's my favorite. Listen to his album constantly through the entire month. lol.
    I was actually cooking with the BF last night and he was like "WAIT!" and ran into the other room and turned Michael's christmas cd on. I was laughing like crazy. I've taught him well :)

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  19. NKOTB's "Merry, Merry Christmas!" :-P
    ... and the Andy Williams Christmas Album

    "holla" at Nikki's Jackson 5 pick! I'm listening to their "Up on the Housetop" right now!

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  20. I looove that Michael Buble cd! My best friend and I play it when we drive around doing Christmas shopping. SO GOOD. However, my absoloute favorite is the NSYNC Christmas album. It just makes 10 year old me smile!

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  21. John Legend - When Christmas Comes :)

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  22. i LOVE michael buble's too! i've been listening to his pandora station. i love his version of "it's beginning to look a lot like christmas" and "cold december night."
    i'm glad i got to see you sunday:) have the best week!!

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  23. My favorites are All I want for Christmas by Mariah Carey, Santa Can You Hear Me by Britney Spears, O Holy Night by *NSYNC, Last Christmas by Wham and I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

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