Recommendations to Build Your Holiday Music Collection

Cee Lo Holiday Album

I am a BIG fan of Christmas music, having amassed somewhere around 300 songs over the last 20 years.  It all started when my family used to purchase the “Sounds of the Season” Album at Target each year (question: Do they make that anymore?)  I loved seeing which mix of artists would be on the compilation.

After years and years of listening to Christmas Music, I’d like to share some of my favorite non-traditional songs (read: non-carols) for you to add to your collection.

Top 10 MUST-HAVES for any Holiday Music Collection:

  1. All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
  2. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band-aid
  3. The Magic of Christmas Day – Celine Dion
  4. Step Into Christmas – Elton John
  5. Where Are You Christmas – Faith Hill
  6. Love on Layaway – Gloria Estefan
  7. Our Love is Like a Holiday – Michael Bolton
  8. Wonderful Christmastime- Paul McCartney
  9. Last Christmas – Wham!
  10. My Only Wish – Britney Spears

Best of the 2012 Holiday Releases:

  1. What Christmas Means to Me – Cee Lo Green
  2. All I Need is Love – Cee Lo Green
  3. Mittens – Carly Rae Jeppesen
  4. Something in the Air – Grayson Sanders & Jono
  5. Shake Up Christmas – Train
  6. Joy to the World – Train
  7. Heaven Everywhere – Francesca Battistelli
  8. Christmas Is – Francesca Battistelli

I’d love to hear some of your faves in return!  Happy listening!

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