2013 Holiday Albums

With carols new and old from the Duck Dynasty clan, Kelly Clarkson, Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Mary J. Blige and more, there's an album of holiday cheer to suit every taste.

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Wrapped in Red is the sixth studio album and first holiday-themed release for Kelly Clarkson.
Wrapped in Red is the sixth studio album and first holiday-themed release for Kelly Clarkson. Standards such as "Baby It's Cold Outside," "White Christmas" and "Silent Night" sit alongside original material including "Underneath the Tree," "Every Christmas" and the titular track.
The Louisiana-based clan from A&E's hit reality series "Duck Dynasty" bring their faith, family and facial hair to Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas. While their squawking duck calls are featured on many of the original tracks like "Ragin' Cajun Redneck Christmas," the album also contains such traditional tunes as "Silent Night" and "Baby It's Cold Outside."
Since she began her recording career Susan Boyle has sold more than 14 million records and achieved number one albums on five continents. On Home for Christmas Boyle lends her haunting vocals to classics including "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Lords Prayer" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful," a duet with Elvis Presley of which sales will benefit the Save the Children fund.
It's only been a year since Andy Williams passed away, but fans can enjoy the famed crooner's take on "Joy to the World," "Silver Bells" and "Ave Maria" for years to come with this latest compilation of holiday classics.
Sure, Barbra Streisand has already released two previous Christmas albums and much of the material featured on those is contained here. But for collectors who have yet to experience Streisand's take on "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "White Christmas" and "My Favorite Things," this album is sure to become a holiday tradition.
British popstar Leona Lewis (known for her worldwide hit "Bleeding Love") released a new festive album entitled "Christmas, with Love." The record contains 10 traditional holiday songs including "O Holy Night" and "White Christmas."
Various artists lend their talents to this soundtrack of the hit film of the same name. From Emeli Sande's version of "Winter Wonderland" to "Christmas I'll Be Steppin'" by R Kelly, Best Man Holiday offers a fresh take on holiday music.
Celtic Thunder pay homage to cherished holiday favorites on Christmas Voices. Featuring 15 tracks - including "Carole of the Bells," "Away in a Manger" and "Mary's Boy Child" - the album was recorded with a 90-piece orchestra and showcases the talents of the group's six male soloists.
A Mary Christmas is the first holiday album for Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Mary J. Blige. It features soulful renditions of classic holiday tunes including "Little Drummer Boy," "This Christmas," "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "The First Noel."
Erasure's Vince Clarke and Andy Bell bring their synth-based sound to bear on this album of original and traditional music that includes titles such as "Silent Night," "Loving Man" and "Blood on the Snow."
The dapper Italian dudes of Il Volo lend their operatic range to standards like "Ave Maria," "Silent Night," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "White Christmas."
Founded by Chip Davis, Mannheim Steamroller is an American music group known primarily for its modern renditions of Christmas music. Christmas Symphony II is the follow-up album to 2011's Christmas Symphony and features new versions of some of Mannheim Steamroller's best known arrangements.
American country music star Martina McBride lends her big, soulful voice to traditional Christmas songs including "What Child is This," "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Away in a Manger" and "White Christmas."
Home for the Holidays is the live recording of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's 2012 Christmas concert featuring a guest appearance by "Les Miserables" tenor Alfie Boe who sings "Bring Him Home." Fans of choral singing will delight in the latest edition of what has become a Christmas tradition from the Choir.
Straight No Chaser is a male a cappella group that reinterpret classics for the modern pop landscape. Under the Influence contains "The 12 Days of Christmas," "Nutcracker" and "Wonderful Christmastime," and features guest vocals from Colbie Caillat, CeeLo Green and Paul McCartney.
With a career spanning almost six decades Neil Diamond shows no signs of slowing. Here, the legend lends his instantly recognizable timbre to holiday treats such as "Joy to the World," "Sleigh Ride" and "You Make it Feel Like Christmas."
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