Mandee’s Top 5 Christmas Albums [VIDEOS]
The smell of cookies baking in the kitchen while my family is gathered by a crackling fire. Swapping gifts, playing games and laughing with the the twinkling lights on the tree, and listening to a mix of new and traditional Christmas music.
'Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays' was the track released by the band, but my favorite track is their a capella version of 'O Holy Night.'
Mariah Carey has been under fire for her poor performance on a leaked isolated vocal track while singing 'All I Want For Christmas is You,' but numbers don't lie. Her song is the best-selling Christmas/holiday singles since Nielsen SoundScan tracking began by over one million downloads.
This album was originally released in 1963, but I didn't fall in love with it until much later when I was given a copy of the digitally re-mastered CD. Now, all of the Ronettes, The Crystals and Darlene Love tracks are mainstays in my Christmas playlist.
This music from this album is one of my earliest Christmas memories. For me all of these songs are inseparable from holiday season.
Another 'oldie but goodie' is the teamwork between John Denver and the Muppets. Their version of 'The 12 Days of Christmas' is wacky and fun.