This is the time of year that I really just want to feel nostalgic, and listen to the holiday tunes that I loved growing up. Not that I don't appreciate newer music, like 'Glow' from Brett Eldredge, or Mariah Carey's 'Christmas', (which by the way, is 24 years old!) but the  Christmas songs I loved when I was little are my favorites.

Country Living has a list of the 21 Best Christmas Albums, and I've included some of theirs along with some of my all time faves. Hopefully these will help you celebrate the joyful noise that comes at this time of year.


  • Bing Crosby - 'White Christmas'
  • 'A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra'
  • Sammy Kershaw - 'Christmas Time's a Comin'
  • Nat King Cole - 'Merry Christmas'
  • Amy Grant - 'A Christmas Album'
  • Barbra Streisand - 'A Christmas Album'
  • Ray Charles - 'The Spirit of Christmas'
  • 'Merry Christmas from the Chipmunks'
  • 20th Century Masters - 'The Christmas Collection' - Jackson 5
  • 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
  • Mariah Carey -  'Merry Christmas'
  • Elvis Presley  - 'Elvis' Christmas Album'
  • 'Christmas with the Beach Boys'
  • 'The Carpenters Christmas Collection'
  • Lee Ann Womack - 'The Season for Romance'

See how many of our local musicians you can spot in this classic Sammy Kershaw video from 1994. Merry Christmas, y'all!