Elvis tops the list of best selling Christmas music.

Right about now you may be compiling the playlist for your holiday festivities.  Perhaps you’re settling in with a glass of eggnog and thinking of just the right songs to complete your Christmas experience.  There is a lot of classic Christmas music that so many of us grew up enjoying.  Some of the most popular tunes include “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, “A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee, and “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” by Perry Como.  Songs like these bring a rush of holiday memories for many people and are still enjoyed to this day.

In case you’re looking for some inspiration to round out your soundtrack of Christmas music, here’s a list of Billboard’s top 10 selling Christmas albums.  Maybe you’ll find some new additions to your favorites.

  1. Elvis Presley, “Elvis’ Christmas Album” 1957 – 10 million copies
  2. Kenny G, “Miracles: The Holiday Album” 1994 – 7.3 million copies
  3. Nat King Cole, “The Christmas Song” 1963 – 6 million copies
  4. Mannheim Steamroller, “Christmas” 1984 – 6 million copies
  5. Mannheim Steamroller, “A Fresh Aire Christmas” 1988 – 6 million copies
  6. Josh Groban, “Noel” 2007 – 3.7 million copies
  7. Mariah Carey, “Merry Christmas” 1994  – 5.3 million copies
  8. Celine Dion, “These Are  Special Times” 1998 – 5.2 million copies
  9. Barbara Streisand, “A Christmas Album” 1967 – 5 million copies
  10. Johnny Mathis, “Merry Christmas” 1958 – 5 million copies


Source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/5847879/the-top-selling-christmas-albums-of-all-time