Best Christmas Albums.

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Best Christmas Albums. #1
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:19pm
I'm looking for good christmas albums to play in a shop, keeping in mind I have a fairly healthy cynicism, are there any suggestions? I have the John Waters Christmas, and I can even come at the Ella Christmas Album. Are there any others that won't rot my molars?
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #2
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:22pm
Vince Gauraldi goes great with Ella and the Frank Sinatra Capitol CD- put those three on shuffle and I'm happy till January.
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #2
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:25pm
1. Lena Horne's "Merry"
2. Maureen McGovern's Christmas
3. Barbra's first Xmas Album [the second one is not very good]
4. You could find Judy's Xmas special on DVD and burn it onto a CD for some real loopy fun
5. Josh Groban's "Noel" CD is pretty good
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #3
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:26pm
I'm tracking down Maureen McGovern's album right away. And I have the Judy special on dvd- that's a hilarious idea!
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #4
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:31pm
trust me, you'll love this one. It's 3 cds of Christmas cheer. I play it every year nonstop. And it's only $19.99 at amazon.

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re: Best Christmas Albums. #5
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:35pm
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Bette's Cool Yule is great - and sad to say, Pottery Barn has wonderful holiday CD's every year. Last year they came out with a three CD compilation that was just fantastic.

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re: Best Christmas Albums. #6
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:36pm
Sufjan Stevens' Xmas album is sooo different...and it's a five-disc set.
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #7
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:40pm
Did Pearl Bailey ever do a complete x-mas album? I've got a compilation with her doing "Jingle Bells cha-cha".
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #8
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:46pm
The Groban CD is nice although it certainly is Christmas light. James Taylor did a fabulous Christmas CD a couple of years ago, but it was distributed through (of all things) Hallmark and was quite hard to find. He may have re-distributed it since. His is the only version of "I wish I had a river" that I can stand. But I am a great fan of everything he does.
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #9
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:47pm
Get the Brian d'Arcy James one.
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #10
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:48pm
Taz you have excellent taste! That collection selects primo tracks from Capitol Records Christmas albums (many of them one-hit wonders or No-hit wonders) that had been forgotten for years before they started the Ultra-Lounge line. DO you have the non-Christmas CDs too? Quite amusing.
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #11
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:48pm
The Phil Spector album is the best! The Ronettes, Darlene Love, The Crystals. You can't go wrong!
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #12
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:50pm
I have several of them Joe. I adore them. And the packaging is fab. The "best of" comes in a case covered in faux leopard fur.
So cute.
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #13
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:51pm
I say the Phil Spector album!
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #14
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:54pm
I have all the Tchotckes issued around this series- including a very special Leopard Print Santa Hat that was a give-away with the first Xmas album.
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #15
Posted: 11/28/07 at 4:59pm
Joe, kudos for the spelling of tchothes, even if it's wrong, it looks right!
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #16
Posted: 11/28/07 at 5:05pm
A few of my favorites:

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re: Best Christmas Albums. #17
Posted: 11/28/07 at 5:13pm
"The Phil Spector album is the best! The Ronettes, Darlene Love, The Crystals. You can't go wrong!"

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re: Best Christmas Albums. #18
Posted: 11/28/07 at 5:19pm
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #19
Posted: 11/28/07 at 5:28pm
Rita Ford's Vintage Music Box Collection. (It has to be heard to be believed!)

Boston Pops' HOLIDAY POPS and SLEIGH RIDE!
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #20
Posted: 11/28/07 at 6:06pm
Cyndi Lauper's "MERRY CHRISTMAS...and have a nice life." is the THE BEST HOLIDAY ALBUM...EVUH!!!!

It has soulful sounds, punched up rumbas, and creole takes on holiday classics.
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #21
Posted: 11/28/07 at 6:09pm
Mariah Carey "Merry Christmas"
The Carpenters "Christmas Portrait"
Happy...Everything! Kaye Thompson
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #22
Posted: 11/28/07 at 6:09pm
There's so many, but I really like Chris Isaak's Christmas album.

Most nostalgic: John Denver and the Muppets. I wore that LP OUT.
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #23
Posted: 11/28/07 at 6:13pm
Bettyboy, I've never heard of it! I need to go investigate. I am crazy about Cyndi!
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re: Best Christmas Albums. #24
Posted: 11/28/07 at 6:20pm
There's always Sarah McLachlan's, which is more melancholy than cheery.

Ella's is def great.

Stevie Wonder's would prob work for you.

You may even like Jewel's.

But, if the spirit grabs you:

Charlie Brown
The Carpenters' (there's a fantastic 2 disc one out that's both albums)
Barbra's (I like both, but the first is sublime)
Frank Sinatra's
Bing Crosby's White Christmas
Doc Severinsen's
Mariah Carey's
John Denver and the Muppets

And for something nasty and trashy and wicked--RuPaul's Ho Ho Ho