For this week's Buzzworthy challenge I wondered which holiday albums were your favorites. In case you're looking for new suggestions to spice up your collection (which can become a little old by Christmas Day), check out some of your fellow Buzz readers' favorite holiday albums.
Christmas With the Rat Pack
emalove and Phasekitty both chose this swanky holiday album. Emalove wonders, "How can you go wrong with holiday favorites by fabulous singers like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin?" Phasekitty calls this a "great compilation of old favorites," which is "best for snowy nights in front of the fire with friends and family."
Reverend Horton Heat, We Three Kings
For a rockabilly twist on the old reliables, check out biochemlovely's bookmarked favorite, We Three Kings by Reverend Horton Heat. Biochemlovely has this to say about her choice: "The rockabilly master covers some classic songs. These versions are a little heavier than the usual holiday tunes, but still let you enjoy the Christmas spirit."
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Sufjan Stevens, Songs for Christmas
I heartily agree with this favorite holiday album, bookmarked by both Fab_Kitty and scorpstar77 as it is a beloved staple in my own holiday music collection. Scorpstar77 calls it "a crowd-pleaser for both the young and old, for the hipsters and their parents," while Fab_Kitty describes the album thusly: "With Sufjan Stevens' take on classic songs like 'Silent Night' and 'Away in a Manger,' as well as original compositions like 'Ding! Dong!' and 'Hey, Guys! It's Christmas Time!,' there's a lot of banjos, flutes, bells, hushed harmonizing, etc. to enjoy."
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Soundtrack
I never knew National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation even had a soundtrack until I saw it bookmarked here by alillee, who writes, “Although it's extremely difficult to find this album for under $50, it's still a great CD with some great Christmas and holiday songs!"