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Trio MediaevalAquilonis This gorgeous album of polyphonic harmonizing by Norway’s Trio Mediaeval is not a Christmas release per se, but the repertoire comes from as far north as...
Jamey Johnson The Christmas Song Can we declare a moratorium on new recordings of date-rape how-to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, for, say, five years? Just wanted to throw that out...
Various Artists I’ll Be Home for Christmas A caveat: this EP does not include any version of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”. What it does include is a Meghan Trainor original...
Sarah Dawn Finer Vinterland Sarah Dawn Finer is a popular Swedish singer (of Anglo-American descent, hence her distinctly non-Swedish name), and Vinterland is her Christmas...
Various Artists Ellen’s The Only Holiday Album You’ll Ever Need—Volume 1 Wait a sec, if this is the only holiday album we’ll ever need, why is it only Volume 1? Who do you think...
Jim Brickman On a Winter’s Night Pianist Jim Brickman is sort of like John Tesh for people with the good taste not to listen to John Tesh. And tasteful is certainly the right...
Earth, Wind & Fire Holiday You know what’s funny? The fact that, in the right hands, funk and R&B are pretty much the epitome of what you might call “soul music”, but...
Measha Bruegger-Gosman Christmas Canadian soprano Brueggergosman is that rare classical performer who can tackle pop fare without sounding like she’d rather be singing Turandot...
Michael W. Smith & Friends The Spirit of Christmas Give Michael W. Smith points for not laying it on too thick. His milieu may be contemporary Christian music (I say “milieu...
Various Artists Ragnarok Juletide Although it’s being marketed as a “various artists” release, Ragnarok Juletide is actually the English-language debut of Raskasta Joulua, a...

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