My Christmas Mix

A reader asked me what I most often listen to when I deprofessionalize my Christmas listening. Here are 20 of my most likely go-to Christmas albums. (You can check out a shorter Christmas playlist here.)

Solo Singing

The Christmas Song (Nat “King” Cole)
A Merry Christmas With Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (Ella Fitzgerald)
Christmas Songs (Diana Krall)
A Jolly Christmas (Frank Sinatra)
At Christmas (James Taylor)
Simply Christmas (Leslie Odom, Jr.)
That Holiday Feelin’ (Joe Williams)
A Nancy Wilson Christmas

Group Singing

Christmas With Chanticleer featuring Dawn Upshaw (Chanticleer)
Let It Snow (Chanticleer)
The Christmas Album (Manhattan Transfer)
Let It Snow (New York Voices)
En Riktig Jul (The Real Group)
Julen Er Her (The Real Group)
The World For Christmas (The Real Group)
Christmas (The Singers Unlimited)
He Is Christmas (Take 6)


Christmas (Mannheim Steamroller)
In The Christmas Mood (Glenn Miller Orchestra)

Put these 20 albums on shuffle and you have everything you need for a musically great Christmas.