Five Classic Christmas Albums

The Jackson 5, Brandy and even Snoop Dogg!

From the sounds of The Jackson 5 to the soulful melodies of Brandy and the unexpected cheer from Snoop Dogg, these artists have gifted us with classic Christmas albums that have become an essential part of the festive soundtrack for many.

Join us on a journey through some of the most beloved and surprising holiday collections that continue to bring joy to listeners year after year.

  • Jackson 5, Christmas Album (1970)

    Perfect for wanting to get your full dose of the Jackson 5. Michael’s adorable factor is all the way at 10 on here. Just peep “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.”

  • Ray Charles, The Spirit of Christmas (1985)

    This is Charles’s version of Christmas traditions, and it’s breathtaking. It’s everything that made him so great: an insane voice and his ability to make Soul music out of any genre.

  • Various Artists, Christmas on Death Row (1995)

    You really haven’t lived until you’ve listened to this album while getting ready for Christmas dinner. You got Snoop Dogg rapping hilarious lines, “All I want for Christmas is my 6-4 Chevrolet,” but Danny Boy brings some real singing to the table with his version of “The Christmas Song.” Oh yeah, and Nate Dogg on “Be Thankful” is epic.

  • Bootsy Collins, Christmas Is 4ever (2006)

    Yes, Bootsy Collins has a Christmas album and it’s a freaky funk party. “Merry Christmas Baby” should probably be the first thing to hear. Please, don't miss this line: “I haven’t had a drink this morning but I’m all lit up like a Christmas tree. Hey Mona, pass the Corona.

  • Christmas with Brandy (2023)

    This one is destined to be a classic!

    Released this year, “Christmas with Brandy" is a blend of classic covers and original holiday material. It's Brandy’s first studio project since her 2020 release, “B7.”

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