A James Brown Christmas is a soulful Christmas. The Godfather Of Soul kept on giving, right up until his death on Christmas Day 2006.
Whether released for good cheer or charity, the most unforgettable Christmas Number Ones have more than made their mark in history.
From timeless favourites to new holiday classics, the best Christmas soundtracks will get you in the holiday spirit all season long.
It’s not a white Christmas without Ol’ Blue Eyes… The best Frank Sinatra Christmas songs have a unique magic that brings the holiday season to life.
With her ‘Christmas & Chill’ EP, Ariana Grande put a trap-flavoured twist on holiday standards to create a new Christmas classic of her own.
Weezer got wistful on their holiday EP, ‘Christmas With Weezer’. The short but sweet 2008 release from the alt.rock icons is a gift that keeps on giving.
Feeling more “bah humbug” than figgy pudding? The best anti-Christmas songs avoid all the schmaltz in favour of anarchic sentiments for the holiday season.
‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ remains a beloved holiday song, thanks in no small part to singer Burl Ives’ warm, mellow voice. It lights up Christmas every year.
Originally penned as a racy romance song about taking an unchaperoned sleigh ride, ‘Jingle Bells’ has become one of the most popular Christmas songs ever.
Jackson 5’s exuberant version of ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’ remains one the most uplifting Christmas songs of all time.
Vince Guaraldi Trio’s soundtrack album for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ has become a seasonal classic, full of magical pieces that stand on their own.
Perfect for the holiday season, Carpenters’ ‘Christmas Portrait’ is a timeless record that only gets better with each passing holiday.
Written during a heatwave, ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ became a holiday standard. Dean Martin’s version is impossible to beat.
With ‘Jingle Bell Rock’, Bobby Helms made one of the all-time great Christmas songs – one that was still entering the charts 60 years after it was recorded.
Recorded while Brenda Lee was still a teenager, ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ remains one of the greatest holiday songs of all time.