It’s officially December, which means I no longer need to hide the fact I’m listening to Christmas music. I thought I would share with you some alternate Christmas albums to the ones you might usually listen to. I’ve written previously about my favourite Christmas songs, and playlists so thought albums was a better idea. Some of these are new, some are a few years old and some are complete classic that you might have forgotten about, but I’m going to a Christmas Elf and remind of the wonderful albums!
Sia – Everyday is Christmas
This new release for Sia has been so much better than I expected. With all some new Christmas songs, which I think is a challenge within itself, this album has got a fantastic feel to it. Compared to other Christmas albums it’s very cherry and pop-y which I think is great. The songs are so catchy and I was singing along my end of the first chorus. Also, who doesn’t love an album with a song about puppies on it.
Favourites: ‘Ho, ho, ho’, ‘Puppies are forever’ and ‘Candy Cane Lane’.
Tom Chaplin – Twelves Tales of Christmas
This is the sort of album I can imagine being played at an ice rink on Christmas eve. It’s calm and relaxing but it’s got such a great Christmas feel. With a personal take on some of the classic Christmas songs, I think this is a fantastic way to reintroduce yourself to some of the Christmas songs that you may not like the original of. I think Chaplin has really hit the nail on the head with this album and I’ll be certainly be pressing repeat on this album year after year.
Favourites: ‘Walking In The Air’, ‘Stay Another Day’ and ‘2000 miles’
The Rend Collective – Campfire Christmas
Released in 2014, Rend Collective managed to make many a happy person with this album. With a specific focus on more of the Christmas carols, it certainly gives a different choice for the carol services. For me, this album highlights the Christmas classics in terms of songs that a lot of people forget about. With ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High‘ being one of my favourite carols when I first Rends version it was like I developed a new love for the song all over again.
Favourites: ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’, ‘Shining Light’ and ‘Joy to The World’
Michael Bublé – Christmas
Of course this album made it on to my list. With his soothing tones and familiar songs why wouldn’t it?! I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who isn’t a fan of Michael Bublé. His original song ‘Cold December Night‘ is also slowly becoming a favourite for my playlist every year. The range of songs that Bublé has included on this album is something that I thoroughly enjoy. From covers of Elvis, Bing Crosby and even a Christmas carol, this album gets a massive tick from me.
Favourites: ‘Cold December Night’, ‘Blue Christmas’ and ‘Jingle Bells’.
Lady Antebellum – On This Winter’s Night
Another good album for 2012. I think 2012 must have been the year for albums that are the bomb! Again they’ve got some classic songs on this album, and some new takes on some of those classics. I certainly feel like Lady Antebellum, is a band that everyone secretly loves but everyone forgets about, they’re not everyones type of music but at least one of there songs is one of those songs you know all the lyrics too.
Favourites: ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’, ‘Silver Bells’ and ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’.