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"Christmas Remixed" Vol 1 & 2 by various artists
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Vince Guaraldi
 

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I have no idea. I have many Christmas songs that I have ripped from CD's to home server plus ones that I have bought via itunes. I use itunes to create Genius playlists so I never listen to an album anymore!

Push comes to shove, I'd probably say these four depending on the mood I'm in:

  • Barbra Streisand's Christmas Album;
  • Diana Krall Christmas Songs'
  • Phil Spectre's Christmas Album and
  • A Very Special Christmas Vol #1.
 

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Its not Christmas until I have Christmas with Boney M playing
Very old school but its by far my favourite.
 

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...and here I thought I would be laughed at by mentioning Boney M's Christmas album. ;) That one was a tradition from back when I was a kid. I think we still have the vinyl record as well.

On a related note though, the one song that always gets me in the Christmas spirit is Rolf Harris' "Six White Boomers" :)
 

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Boney M! Geez, I think my parents used to play that every day for two weeks straight during the holidays when I was a kid. And "Nightflight to Venus" used to boom out on weekend mornings when they wanted us to get out of bed.
 

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I've always enjoyed those Rankin Bass cartoons so two of my favourite CD's are:

1) Nick-at-Nite's Classic Cartoon Christmas
2) Nick-at-Nite's Classic Cartoon Christmas, Too

Both are out of print, but really cute music. Too bad those good old shows don't air so much anymore (now I am feeling old)...
 

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I'm with Hugh on this....

I don't have a paricular album but have a few tunes that I have to listen hear every year...

1. Good King Wenceslas - The Skydiggers

2. White Christmas - The Drifters

3. I'll be home for Christmas - Bing Crosby

4. The christmas Song (chestnuts roasting...) - Nat King Cole
 

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I have this CD called "Joy To The World, an other songs done in organs and chimes". I am not saying it is my favorite, but the LP version my parents had in the 60s, and played on what would be a console Hi-Fi then, sounded very close to a real church organ. The CD pales in comparison, in that it completely loses the low end that made the LP great.

Other than that, I have no favorite Christmas CDs or otherwise, but strongly prefer a good part of the middle 1950s to the 1970s mostly traditional music, as well as the way Christmas looked back then, especially in Kodachrome pictures.
 

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Vince Guaraldi's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' is essential.

I'm also extremely fond of the Ultra-Lounge series 'Christmas Cocktails' albums. There are 3 of them and include great tracks like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer by Billy May, Winter Wonderland by Peggy Lee and of course Baby It's Cold Outside by the incomparable Dean Martin.
 

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"A Charlie Brown Christmas" brings back memories from when I was a kid.

I also have "A Guitar for Chrstmas" by Liona Boyd. along with "A Canadian Brass Chrismas" and "The Christmas Album" by the Canadian Brass.

I've made MP3s of several of my favourite songs from those CDs and others and copied them to a CD. When I put it in my Blu-ray player on random play, it makes for nice background music.
 

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Definitely Boney M Christmas Album. I played that album (LP) until the CD was released... then now I listen to the CD.

But of course, I only listen to Xmas music between January through November. December? Xmas music are banned from my house.
 

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There is only one essential Christmas CD for me...

Elvis Presley's: If Every Day Was Like Christmas.

It's not Christmas until I break that one out. It has something like 26 songs on it and is long enough to play through putting and decorating the whole tree.
 

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Thanks sailmaker, that's great.

Here are my favourites:
1)Vince Guraldi-Charlie Brown Christmas
2)Perry Como-Home for the Holidays(unfortunately never released on CD).
3)Choirboys-The Carols Album
4)Lorenna Mckennitt-To drive the cold winter away.
 

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"A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Vince Guaraldi

My absolute #1. I just cannot be in a bad mood when this disc is playing. It just makes me want to sort of wiggle and bounce around the house.

M wife really gets a kick out of me doing the 'Peanuts Dance'.
 
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