Last year I did a review on Michael Buble's new Christmas CD, simply titled Christmas. You can go back and read that review here.
This CD quickly became one of my favorites and it was the first one I played tonight while making our first batch of Christmas cookies - sugar cookies, in case you're interested.
Another CD that I really enjoy is Christmas With Dino. I mean, come on, it's Dean Martin. Dean was the ultimate in cool, and when he sang, his voice was always smooth as whiskey and I can just picture the smile on his face. Best track? "Baby, it's Cold Outside" with Martina McBride.
Are you familiar with "Sugarland?" Jennifer Nettles has one of the best voices in country music and this album "Gold and Green" does not disappoint. Her voice is so clear and pure on "Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel" that I could cry. My favorite selection tho is "Maybe Baby." It showcases her singer partner "Kristian Bush" and he really needs to sing lead a little more often.
And the holiday season would not be complete without "A Cherry, Cherry Christmas" by Neil Diamond. What can I say? I love the man and his music! Every...single...song.... Sigh......
Another all-time favorite is Mariah Carey's "Merry Christmas" album. Her "All I Want for Christmas is You" is one of the best Christmas songs ever written. Unfortunately, my copy is an ancient cassette tape and I no longer have anything to play it on. Plus, I wonder if it would even work anymore? At any rate, I'm on the look out for the CD version and as soon as I find one on sale, I will snatch it up. I can't have Christmas without my Mariah.
So there you have it, my 5 favorite Christmas albums. I have other holiday CD's, but these are the 5 I listen to constantly. Who do you like? Which ones do you recommend?