As we depend down the purchasing days remaining till Christmas, let’s additionally depend down the highest 25 vacation albums. This record is drawn from Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Top Holiday Albums chart, which is predicated on precise efficiency on Billboard’s weekly Top Holiday Albums chart from its inception on Dec. 21, 1985, via the rating dated Jan. 8, 2022.
Mannheim Steamroller has 4 albums within the high 25, greater than every other artist. Pentatonix and Trans-Siberian Orchestra every have two. The high 25 contains two Various Artists albums – NOW That’s What I Call Christmas! and A Very Special Christmas – and one soundtrack – the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Nine of the highest 25 albums are instrumental. Six are by male solo vocalists; 4 are by feminine solo vocalists. Two are by a vocal group (the aforementioned Pentatonix), one is by a vocal duo (Carpenters).
The most prized tracks on two of those albums had been first recorded within the Forties. Bing Crosby first recorded “White Christmas” in 1942 for the movie Holiday Inn, through which he co-starred with Fred Astaire. Nat King Cole first recorded “The Christmas Song” in 1946, when he was nonetheless with the jazz trio, The King Cole Trio. These two classics had been among the many first 5 recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974.
Let’s take a more in-depth take a look at the highest 25 vacation albums since 1985. We present the album’s launch date, its Billboard 200 peak and the names of any visitor artists who appeared on the usual version of the album.