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It’s that time of year again, where the aisles of your local supermarket will be filling up with mince pies, Christmas cards and tinsel. And, of course, the unmistakable sounds of Christmas carols will be softly playing from the speakers.
Love them or hate them, those sentimental, lump-in-your-throat tracks will be with us all throughout December – and on repeat. So, if you can’t beat them, join them.
Spread cheer with these popular holiday tunes
Whether you’re throwing an OTT holiday party and inviting the entire neighbourhood, trying to get in the festive spirit, or hosting a low-key Christmas dinner with the family, some cheery background music won’t go astray. After all, science tells us that listening to Christmas tunes can in fact make us happier. This is because music has strong ties to nostalgia, which is why hearing Christmas carols can give you that warm, fuzzy feeling that takes you back to your childhood.
Before we know it, Santa will be dropping by down our chimneys and leaving goodwill behind. So, what better way to get in the mood than to put on some classic Christmas songs? From timeless classics to modern renditions, our favourite Christmas tracks are guaranteed to spread holiday cheer in your home.
9 Christmas CDs to have on repeat
- PENTATONIX – That’s Christmas to MeThis five-member a capella group is a crowd pleaser and has produced some of the best Christmas songs of all-time. Their angelic renditions of “Silent Night” and “Hallelujah” will make your arm hairs stand on end. We think you’ll be playing That’s Christmas to Me long after December and well into the New Year…
- J&V OSTEEN & THE HOUSTON SYMPHONYFor a Christmas CD that speaks to the soul, you can’t look past J&V Osteen & The Houston Symphony. This beautiful CD features a fantastic combination of singing and orchestra movements led by Pastor Joel Osteen. These 12 tracks will provide a truly spiritual experience.
- CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHTLooking for the more traditional Christmas carols to play around your dinner table? Then you’ll love this Carols by Candle Light CD. An annual Australian tradition since 1938, if you can’t attend Carols by Candle Light in Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, this is the next best thing.
- JUSTIN BIEBER – Under the MistletoeEveryone’s favourite bad boy of pop, Justin Bieber’s Under the Mistletoe Christmas CD is anything but bad. You’ll love the duet with Mariah Carey as they belt out her #1 original Christmas classic, “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
- AUSSIE CHRISTMAS CDWe may never have a White Christmas here in Australia, but we can at least appreciate a sunburnt country. A comedic and lighthearted take on traditional Christmas carols, you’ll enjoy original songs like “Christmas Where the Gum Trees Grow” and “The Three Drovers” as the temperature rises above 30 degrees outside.
- DANNY ELFMAN – Nightmare Before Christmas Is it a Halloween movie, or a Christmas movie? The jury’s out on this one, but one thing’s for sure: the incredible sounds of the orchestra led by composer Danny Elfman’s Nightmare Before Christmas CD will keep you in a jolly mood indeed!
- MICHAEL BUBLE – ChristmasAs we speak, Michael Bublé is probably defrosting and preparing for the holiday season. The man needs no introduction, and his first Christmas album features some contemporary and traditional tracks. Special guests include Shania Twain, Thalia and The Puppini Sisters.
- VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hooked on ChristmasWith over 44 tracks, this Christmas album is one of the biggest and most comprehensive around. Featuring traditional carols such as “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “The Little Drummer Boy,” you’ll have this CD on nonstop repeat.
- HARRY CONNICK JR – Where My Heart Finds ChristmasHailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, Harry Connick Jr. brings his Sinatra-style crooning and jazz roots to Christmas carols. Even though his first Christmas album was released over 20 years ago (and was the best-selling holiday album in the US of 1993 and went Triple Platinum), it is still considered one of the greatest holiday collections to this date. Listen out for “When My Heart Finds Christmas,” which cemented Connick Jr as the Sinatra of our generation.
Buy your Christmas CDs from Christmas Elves
Invite the Pentatonix, Justin Bieber, Harry Connick Jr or Michael Buble into your home this Christmas and celebrate the season with music that is sure to delight and impress. Order your CDs online at Christmas Elves and enjoy fast shipping to anywhere in Australia. Alternatively, you can pick up your Christmas CDs from our Preston or Ferntree Gully stores (in Victoria only).
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