Best of Holiday Music

Best of Holiday Music



Christmas music comprises a variety of genres of music normally performed or heard around the Christmas season.

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Bing Crosby
bornMay 3, 1903
Nat King Cole
bornMarch 17, 1919
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
Elvis' Christmas Album
Elvis' Christmas Album is the fourth studio album and first Christmas album by Elvis Presley on RCA Victor, LOC 1035, a deluxe limited edition, released in October 1957, and recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood.
All I Want for Christmas Is You
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a song performed by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey.

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Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970)[3] is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. In 1990, she rose to fame with the release of "Vision of Love" from her eponymous debut album. The album produced four chart-topping singles in the US and began what would become a string of commercially successful albums which solidified the singer as Columbia's highest selling act. Carey and Boyz II Men spent a record sixteen weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995–1996 with "One Sweet Day", which remains the longest-running number-one song in US chart history. Following a contentious divorce from Sony Music head Tommy Mottola, Carey adopted a new image and traversed towards hip hop with the release of Butterfly (1997). In 1998, she was honored as the world's best-selling recording artist of the 1990s at the World Music Awards and subsequently named the best-selling female artist of the millennium in 2000.

Carey parted with Columbia in 2000, and signed a record-breaking $100 million recording contract with Virgin Records America. In the weeks prior to the release of her film Glitter and its accompanying soundtrack in 2001, she suffered a physical and emotional breakdown and was hospitalized for severe exhaustion. The project was poorly received and led to a general decline in the singer's career. Carey's recording contract was bought out for $50 million by Virgin and she signed a multi-million dollar deal with Island Records the following year. After a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005). The album became the best-selling album in the US and the second best-seller worldwide in 2005 and produced "We Belong Together", which became her most successful single of the 2000s, and was later named "Song of the Decade" by Billboard. Carey once again ventured into film with a well-received supporting role in Precious (2009), and was awarded the "Breakthrough Performance Award" at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Throughout her career, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. According to the RIAA, she is the third-best-selling female artist in the United States, with 63.5 million certified albums. With the release of "Touch My Body" (2008), Carey gained her 18th number-one single in the United States, more than any other solo artist. In 2012, the singer was ranked second on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Women in Music". Aside from her commercial accomplishments, Carey has won 5 Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, and 14 Billboard Music Awards and has been consistently credited with inspiring a generation of singers.[4]

Christmas Classic

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. (May 2, 1903 – October 14, 1977)[1] was an American singer and actor.[2] Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, having sold over one billion[3] records, tapes, compact discs and digital downloads around the world.[4]

The first multimedia star, from 1931 to 1954 Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses.[5] His early career coincided with technical recording innovations such as the microphone. This allowed him to develop a laid-back, intimate singing style that influenced many of the popular male singers who followed him, including Perry Como,[6] Frank Sinatra, Dick Haymes, and Dean Martin. Yank magazine recognized Crosby as the person who had done the most for American G.I. morale during World War II and, during his peak years, around 1948, American polls declared him the "most admired man alive", ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII.[7][8] Also in 1948, the Music Digest estimated that Crosby recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music.[8]

Crosby won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Father Chuck O'Malley in the 1944 motion picture Going My Way, and was nominated for his reprise of the role in The Bells of St. Mary's opposite Ingrid Bergman the next year, becoming the first of six actors to be nominated twice for playing the same character. In 1963, Crosby received the first Grammy Global Achievement Award.[9] He is one of the 22 people to have three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (a star for motion pictures, radio, and audio recording).

Crosby influenced the development of the postwar recording industry. He became the first performer to pre-record his radio shows and master his commercial recordings onto magnetic tape. Through the medium of recording, Crosby constructed his radio programs with the same directorial tools and craftsmanship (editing, retaking, rehearsal, time shifting) used in motion picture production, a practice that became an industry standard. In addition to his work with early tape recording, he helped to finance the development of videotape, bought television stations, bred racehorses, and co-owned the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.

Chart-Topping Artists79

Chart-Topping Albums57

Chart-Topping Songs131

Popular Hanukkah Songs21

Popular Kwanzaa Songs18

Top iTunes Songs10

Best Reviewed Albums22

Best Reviewed Artists17

Popular Holiday Movies48

Popular Events5


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles193


Spotify - Featured Tracks148


News Articles17

Mountain Bike Trailer Park: eSAD—I Need A Fix
  –  February 3, 2017
The decorations would come out, the lights would go up on houses in the neighborhood and Christmas music would start on the radio. (Nowadays, the holidays bring out a completely different reaction in me, but that’s another story). As a kid, I’d revel ...
How to Post-Christmas Like a Boss with the Blessed Mother
  –  February 2, 2017
I put away my Christmas music. I remember the peace of my post-Christmas rest in Christ, after the business of Advent and the travel of Christmas to all of the family. And then, I am ready to take on the coming Lent and persevere through the rest of this ...
Christmas Music:The Gift That Keeps On Giving - To AC
  –  January 31, 2017
The just-released 2016 Holiday PPM results told a familiar story according to NIELSEN, in its annual INSIGHTS report analyzing the survey period which took place between THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st and WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4th. According to NIELSEN, “The ...
99 Funny Christmas Quotes To Keep You Laughing Until The New Year
  –  January 27, 2017
Richard Lamm “Did you ever notice that life seems to follow certain patterns? Like I noticed that every year around this time, I hear Christmas music.” – Tom Sims “The one thing women don’t want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is ...
Music For Christmas
  –  January 27, 2017
Christmas is a very extraordinary time of year for Christians and especially for Christians living in Christian countries. A substantial part of the ambiance at Christmas is created by Christmas music. Christmas music needs traditionally consisted chiefly ...
Jojo - Christmas (Music Video)
  –  January 26, 2017
#ShooterGang's #Jojo hits us with the slammin' new track and visual for the streets "Christmas", featuring lenswork by @TStrongVFX. The 916 young gunna delivers raw and high powered lyrics that are guaranteed to have any trap spot poppin'! Check the dope ...
Fashionlite Christmas LED Carousel Turning&Music Box, 8 Xmas Songs
  –  January 23, 2017
- This kind of Christmas music box with LED lights play the Xmas songs when turn on the switch, when you turn left, there are songs and light. When you turn right, it only has light. -Christmas LED Carousel Turning&Music Box, nice be a gift for your ...
Georgia Boys Choir to record new CD of Christmas music
  –  January 23, 2017
The Georgia Boy Choir will begin recording its second CD this week. The yet-untitled project will contain holiday classics and traditional Christmas music, said David R. White, the choir’s artistic director and conductor. The group’s last album, “God ...
Richie Cole: Have Yourself An Alto Madness Christmas
  –  January 21, 2017
Christmas music is a sort of sub genre of American pop, mostly maudlin and uninspiring in its lyrics, harmony and melody. Yet, it is a perennial magnet for jazz artists. Have Yourself An Alto Madness Christmas pits the burning hot Cole with the nearly ...
Christmas brought travel, music and celebration
  –  December 27, 2016
So this was Christmas: Music, laughter, travel, bitter cold, unseasonable warmth, family, excited children, drive-through light and music display, last-minute shopping with my grandsons, too much delicious food, Christmas Eve candlelight service, new socks ...
The Best New Christmas Music to Play This Holiday Season
  –  December 23, 2016
Here, find the Christmas albums and singles released this year that are worth listening to along with your favorite classics (because there's no way we can replace Mariah Carey or Nat King Cole). There's a holiday treat for everyone, from country fans to ...
The Best Christmas Music You've Probably Never Heard (or Have Forgotten About)
  –  December 12, 2016
It seems like every year, droves of new holiday albums come out—so many that it's hard to keep track of them all. Sometimes the best Christmas songs are right under our noses, we just have no idea because there's too much to choose from. It's a small ...
Diner at Florida restaurant reportedly asks eatery to change ‘offensive’ Christmas music
  –  December 12, 2016
A Florida restaurateur says he was shocked by a note a patron recently left after dining at his St. Augustine establishment. Michael Lugo, the executive chef and manager of Michael’s Tasting Room, a modern tapas bar in the historic Floridian city, has ...
Christmas Music Part 3: "A String Quartet Christmas"
  –  December 9, 2016
Finally, the third and last of John Marks' Christmas recommendations for us. Delmoni... a String Quartet Christmas...a real treasure to us all. Thanks to friend John! And Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! (All volumes produced by John Marks ...
The Worst Christmas Music: Six Songs Your Favorite Christmas Radio Station Needs To Retire Now [Opinion]
  –  December 3, 2016
The following article is entirely the opinion of Aaron Homer and does not reflect the views of the Inquisitr. Whether you get your Christmas music from a streaming service such as Spotify or iHeartRadio, a satellite provider (I’m digging the Sirius/XM ...
When is it appropriate to play Christmas music?
  –  November 29, 2016
These folks start listening to Christmas music once they’ve ordered their first pumpkin spice latte of the fall. Well, not exactly, but by November 1, they feel quite free to deck the halls of their mobile devices with Christmas tunes to fill their ...
Stores are starting to play Christmas music earlier and earlier — here are the artists that rule the holiday season
  –  November 23, 2016
If you've already begun to hear Christmas music pop up in retail stores this year, you aren't alone. The start date for Christmas music season has been pushed back over the years, according to Magnus Rydén, who heads up content for Spotify-backed ...


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