Written by

Chris Gonzales

Photography

Steve Halama

Christmas is only ten days away, and if you haven’t already been constantly singing holiday songs, now’s the time to do it.

Here are five modern-day vocal albums for you to enjoy and/or craft your own Christmas playlist from. Happy listening/singing! 🗣 ♫🎄

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Vocal Albums

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Leslie Odom Jr. — Simply Christmas »

Jazz

Track list:

Track: ★ = standout track
1. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” ★
2. “First Noel” ★
3. “My Favorite Things” ★
4. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
5. “The Christmas Song”
6. “Merry Christmas Darling”
7. “Winter Song”
8. “Ave Maria” ★

Where to get it:



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Josh Groban — Noël »

Pop / Traditional Vocals

Track list:

Track: ★ = standout track
1. “Silent Night”
2. “Little Drummer Boy” (feat. Andy Mckee)
3. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” ★
4. “Ave Maria” ★
5. “Angels We Have Heard on High” (with Brian McKnight) ★
6. “Thankful”
7. “The Christmas Song”
8. “What Child Is This?”
9. “The First Noël” (with Faith Hill) ★
10. “Petit Papa Noël”
11. “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”
12. “Panis Angelicus”
13. “O Come All Ye Faithful” (with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Craig Jessop)

Where to get it:



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Kelly Clarkson — Wrapped in Red »

Pop / Pop Rock

Track list:

Track: ★ = standout track
1. “Wrapped in Red”
2. “Underneath the Tree” ★
3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” ★
4. “Run Run Rudolph”
5. “Please Come Home for Christmas (Bells Will Be Ringing)” ★
6. “Every Christmas”
7. “Blue Christmas”
8. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” (feat. Ronnie Dunn)
9. “Winter Dreams (Brandon’s Song)”
10. “White Christmas”
11. “My Favorite Things” ★
12. “4 Carats”
13. “Just for Now”
14. “Silent Night” (feat. Reba McEntire & Trisha Yearwood)

Where to get it:



michael-buble-christmas

Michael Bublé — Christmas »

Pop / Big Band / Jazz

Track list:

Track: ★ = standout track
1. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” ★
2. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
3. “Jingle Bells” (feat. The Puppini Sisters)
4. “White Christmas” (Duet with Shania Twain)
5. “All I Want for Christmas is You”
6. “Holly Jolly Christmas” ★
7. “Santa Baby” ★
8. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” ★
9. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home” ★
10. “Silent Night”
11. “Blue Christmas”
12. “Cold December Night”
13. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” ★
14. “Ave Maria”
15. “Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad” (Duet with Thalia) ★

Where to get it:

There are four bonus tracks included in the Deluxe Special Edition:

Track: ★ = standout track
16. “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” ★
17. “Winter Wonderland”
18. “Frosty the Snowman” (feat. The Puppini Sisters) ★
19. “Silver Bells” (feat. Naturally 7)

Where to get it:



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Pentatonix — That’s Christmas to Me »

Pop / A Capella / R&B

Track list:

Track: ★ = standout track
1. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
2. “White Winter Hymnal” ★
3. “Sleigh Ride”
4. “Winter Wonderland / Don’t Worry Be Happy” (feat. Tori Kelly) ★
5. “That’s Christmas to Me” ★
6. “Mary, Did You Know?” ★
7. “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” ★
8. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” ★
9. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
10. “Silent Night” ★
11. “Let It Go” (Bonus Track)

Where to get it:

There are five bonus tracks on the Deluxe Edition:

Track: ★ = standout track
12. “Joy to the World” ★
13. “Just For Now”
14. “The First Noel”
15. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
16. “Mary, Did You Know?” (feat. The String Mob) ★

Where to get it: