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Favorite Christmas Recordings

A friend recently asked me about some of my favorite Christmas recordings, to help them find new music, so I’ll list them here. I’ve decided to at least sort these into “vocal” and “instrumental” categories, in case you’re unfamiliar with the artists.


Beegie Adair (jazz piano)

The Canadian Brass

Chris Botti (trumpet)

Eric Nordhoff (piano)

Jack Jezzro (jazz guitar)

Jim Brickman (piano)

Kenny G (saxophone)

London Festival Orchestra

Mannheim Steamroller

New York Philharmonic

The Piano Guys

SMS Orchestra

  • Christmas Meditations for Orchestra

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Vince Guaraldi Trio


Alvin & The Chipmunks

Andrea Bocelli

Andy Williams

Barlow Girl

Bing Crosby

The Carpenters

Casting Crowns

Céline Dion


Chris Tomlin

David Phelps

Frank Sinatra

Gaither Vocal Band

Harry Connick, Jr.

Home Free

Il Divo

Jane Monheit

Johnny Mathis

Jordan Smith

Josh Groban

Julie Andrews

The King’s Singers

Larnelle Harris


Luciano Pavarotti

Mary J. Blige

Matthew West

Mercy Me

Michael Bolton

Michael Bublé

Michael W. Smith

Nat King Cole

Neil Diamond


Perry Como

Rosemary Clooney

SMS Men’s Chorus

Sons of Serendip

Steve Green

Steven Curtis Chapman

Straight No Chaser

Tony Bennett


What do you think? If I’ve missed anything really good, please let me know in the comments! Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

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