Christmastime With the Judds is a "must have" album.
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A Special Gift for You from Phil Spector is the best Christmas album ever. Well, some may not consider it audiophile quality, it was recorded in mono. However, arguments can also be made for Phil's Wall of Sound production techniques. You can get this recording 2 ways. 1) as a stand alone or as part of his Back to Mono boxed set. I recommend spending the extra money. His recordings are essential for any collection. At the moment, I can't attest to the sonics. My present speakers aren't capable of reproducing anything near audiophile qualities. However, I just ordered a pair of Vandersteen 1C's. Order should be in 2 weeks. If you want a more qualified answer, e-mail me. I can either post back or submit a follow-up here.
the manhattan transfer-the christmas album,the charlie byrd christmas album on concord,a concord jazz christmas,warner bros.jazz christmas party, jingle cats meowy christmas(deep bass), a merry jazzmas on rca/novus, john pizzarelli-lets share christmas, surfin christmas featuring the beach boys, star of wonder on reference recordings, liona boyd-a gkuitar for christmas, mannheim steamroller christmas, elmo + patsy-grandma got run over by a reindeer, wynton marsalis-crescent city christmas card, daavid grismans acoustic christmas, david benoit-christmastime, emmylou harris-light of the stable>the christmas album, yule struttin'*a blue note christmas, a jazz christmas*host jazz for a cool night on musicmasters, god rest ye merry jazzmaen on columbia, jingle bell jazz on columbia, paul horn-the peace album........is that enough?
Two of my favorites are: 1. Liona Boyd: A Guitar For Christmas 2. Cantate Domino (Proprius label) - although not strictly an Xmas record, it features a number of Xmas carols. This recording has been a standard in my home at Xmas, ever since the recording was first released. Cantate Domino has also been on a number of "Best of" audiophile lists.