While Bing Crosby, Pentatonix, and Mariah Carey have some wonderful Christmas albums, 2020 may be the time to find some new artists to spice up your Christmas playlists. One can only listen to “All I Want for Christmas” so many times…Here are my Top 5 Christmas Albums You Never Knew Existed. I hope you enjoy!
- Guitars for Christmas – Joe Negri: You may recognize Joe Negri from the classic TV show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood as “Handyman Negri”. This duo guitar record features beautiful arrangements of Christmas classics that are perfect for an evening by the fireside.
- The Hope of Christmas – Ann Hampton Calloway: With Tony-nominated actress, pianist, and leading champion of the American songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway, and lyrics by two-time Emmy® Award winner William Schermerhorn, this collection of original Christmas music will definitely give you some new holiday classics to enjoy.
- A Merry Christmas – Stan Kenton: Playing traditional songs not often performed, the big sound of Kenton’s brassy orchestra rings in the joy and cheerfulness of the season. The record is sure to bring smiles and warmth.
- Christmas – Al Jarreau: The soulful and jazz-infused arrangements bring new interpretations to some Christmas classics and will definitely have you tapping your feet. The captivating lyrical phrasing will bring a new sound to your holiday playlist.
- A Brasilian Christmas – Various Artists: Featuring a number of Brazil’s finest composers and musicians, this record provides a taste of what it is like to spend Christmas in Brazil. The mix of classical and contemporary classics provides something for everyone. This record is difficult to find so here is a link for more info.