The Definitive Guide to Christmas Music That Doesn’t Suck

If I hear another rendition of “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” on my local radio station—or worse yet: “Santa Baby“—I think I’ll go nuts. Seriously.

Here are some albums that feature songs that are a little different than the ones overplayed at the mall or over-sung by carolers. Several of these are Christmas music released in 2015, so if you’re throwing a party, treat your guests to some tunes that they haven’t heard a million times over. Between six trips to the mall and schlepping your kids through the snow to make sure they catch a glimpse of the Holiday Parade, you deserve to hear some Christmas music that doesn’t suck.



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