5 Christmas Albums You Need to Play This Holiday Season

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When you think of Christmas music, you often think of Bing Crosby, Elvis, Michael Buble, Mariah Carey, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, etc. Their albums are the soundtrack to your holidays. However, we wanted to showcase some other Christmas albums that we think our readers would love — so let’s dive in!

Christmas With Friends by Jason Manns

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Supernatural fans – this is the album for you! Talented musician Jason Manns rounded up his friends (including Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Rob Benedict, Richard Speight, Jr., Julie McNiven, Mandy Musgrave, & Amy Kuney) to bring you a fun take on all of your favorite Christmas songs.

Christmas by Gil McKinney

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Gil McKinney, who is best known for his roles in The CW’s Supernatural and ABC’s Once Upon A Time, released a beautiful Christmas album last year. McKinney has a timeless voice, and this album will be sure to become a staple in your household.

A Fabulous Christmas by John Barrowman

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John Barrowman is sure to not disappoint. After years of wanting to release a Christmas album, Barrowman released A Fabulous Christmas, which is available now to stream (the actual CD version will release on Amazon on December 6, 2019.) It features classic songs such as and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.

Sugar & Booze by Ana Gasteyer

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You’d most know Ana Gasteyer for her work on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, but she’s also a fantastic singer. Her album, Sugar & Booze, features classic songs like “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and some fun original songs.

Simply Christmas by Leslie Odom Jr.

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Leslie Odom Jr. is most known for his role in the Broadway hit Hamilton. He’s also an accomplished musician, and in 2017, he released a Christmas album titled Simply Christmas. The album features songs such as “Please Come Home For Christmas”, “The Christmas Song” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”.

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