Ella Fitzgerald Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas

There’s nothing better than putting on your favourite Christmas album while you decorate or entertain over the holidays. And listening to a Christmas album on vinyl just sets the mood perfectly.

If you’re looking for some new Christmas albums to add to your vinyl collection this year, here are five we highly recommend.

Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas

Named one of the best Christmas albums by Rolling Stone, Ella Fitzgerald’s Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas will take you back to a simpler time as Ella belts out classics like ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘White Christmas’. Universal Music re-released Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas as a special ruby red vinyl set this year and it makes a great addition to any vinyl collection. Buy it on Amazon.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas vinyl

If the TV special for A Charlie Brown Christmas is part of your annual holiday viewing, the vinyl soundtrack should be as well. All the songs from the show are on it as performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio. There are many versions of the A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack on vinyl, but the green vinyl release looks the nicest. Buy it on Amazon.

The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album

The Beach Boys' Christmas Album vinyl

With a mix of original songs (‘Little Saint Nick’, ‘The Man with All the Toys’) with renditions of some classics (‘Blue Christmas’, Frosty the Snowman’), The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album gives off the bands fun surfer vibe while still making it feel like the holidays. Brian Wilson would want you to hear this on vinyl. Buy it on Amazon.

A Very She & Him Christmas

A Very She & Him Christmas vinyl

She & Him is Zooey Deschanel’s band with M. Ward. Zooey has an amazing voice, as you might know from the movie Elf, and she brings something unique to tried and true classics like ‘Sleigh Ride’, ‘Silver Bells’ and ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’. There’s even a rendition of The Beach Boys’ ‘Little Saint Nick’ on this that somehow catches the surfer vibe while also sounding original. The vinyl for A Very She & Him Christmas sounds great even after many plays. Buy it on Amazon.

A Motown Christmas

A Motown Christmas vinyl

Featuring the likes of The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and The Supremes, the 1973 2LP compilation A Motown Christmas is pretty outstanding. Unlike a lot of other Christmas albums, this one is also a lot more lively (you can dance to a lot of these tracks). Buy it on Amazon.

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