Planning a Christmas party or gathering? One of the best ways to really set the mood is to create a playlist of classic Christmas songs. But what albums should you end up getting for your party? Here’s a short list that will help you make your party a holiday hit.
1. Phil Spector – Christmas Gift For You
This album is probably one of the most popular Christmas albums. Phil Spector sings “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Frosty the Snowman.” It also includes a cover of the famous “Christmas (Baby please come home)” ballad that everyone is afraid of. Phil Spector’s album is the perfect combination of festive and romantic. All you’ll need are the christmas decorations to match.
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Most people have heard of the Charlie Brown Christmas songs but may be unaware that the songs are from the “A Charlie Brown Christmas” album. This album is a laid back Christmas album of fun, festive, and light jazz tunes. If you want to play music that can melt into the background, this album is a perfect choice.
3. Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas
If you’re looking for a more modern Christmas album, then Mariah Carey’s is a great choice. It’s a mix of classic Christmas tunes that are built around soul and gospel vocals. The “All I Want for Christmas Is You” single is the song that has captured the hearts of people all over the world and has become a classic tune for the holidays.
4. Bing Crosby – White Christmas
Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” is one of the best selling Christmas songs ever, selling over 50 million copies to date. This album captures the nostalgia and sentimentality of the 40s and 50s. If you envision the family sitting around the fireplace, with classic christmas decorations, and a cup of hot cocoa, this is the quintessential Christmas album to get.
5. James Brown’s Funky Christmas
If you want to avoid the kinds of Christmas songs that are going to put people to sleep, then you want to go for this album. As the album title suggests, it’s an upbeat, energetic, and funky collection of Christmas tunes.
You can’t go wrong with any of these albums for your upcoming Christmas party or family gathering. Try listening to some samples and singles before you decide on which albums to get.
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