Anyway, today's topic is my favourite Christmas albums. Over the years we've collected (and discarded) quite a few. Some performers think they have a surefire winner with a Christmas album, and some just surprisingly flop.
Here are my top ten and in no particular order. Some are old, not likely available anymore (mostly from my childhood). Some are relatively new - however I grow increasingly picky with new stuff.
|Definitely a must have - have seen him in concert, most impressive.|
|An eclectic album from the lead singer of YES - an oldie but a goldie.|
|Another one I've seen in concert - an amazing composer and arranger.|
|Ooh la la, need I say more, every track is pure gold.|
|Haven't seen her, but have been through her museum - a nostalgic favourite of my fathers.|
|Another piece of Canadiana - have been in her tearoom.|
|Had this album in my childhood, would love to replace it.|
|Another classic - this was back when she was still talented.|
|Probably a relative unknown to most - we played this one over and over when we were painting our wedding invitations.|
|You just can't go wrong with anything Amy Grant, ask Vince Gill.|
|Did you notice my top ten has 11 - how could you not include this gem.|
Now if I could have three Christmas albums that have never existed to my knowledge but that should have, I'd like ABBA, Chicago and Eva Cassidy to have recorded some yuletide favourites. But I'll have to content myself with the ones that I do have.
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And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.