What Artists Have Sold The Most Christmas Music
I have put together the top 10 list of the all-time best sellers for Christmas Music.
Keep in mind these are artists that are counted in the SoundScan era, so that doesn't count the albums that were hand counted. You will notice these are all newer albums, but then again everything gets re-released every year so most of the old ones get on the charts. Some of the classic artists are missing because the albums have been taken out of print.
According To Billboard Magazine, These Are The Top Sellers
1. Elvis Presley-Elvis's Christmas Album
Yep, you can't keep a classic down, this album wasn't even on the list 5 years ago.
2. Kenny G-Miracles
The guy is Jewish and has a Christmas Album, and it's one of the top sellers
3. Three albums are tied at this spot, Nat King Cole's The Christmas Song and two sets by Mannheim Steamroller: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas and A Fresh Aire Christmas.
The classic, "Chesnuts Roasting On An Open Fire" hits the Cole album home, and who doesn't own a copy of a Mannheim cd?
5 years ago this was number one, name a woman that doesn't have this record?
7. Mariah Carey-Merry Christmas
A very good pop version of Christmas music. Back before her reality show annoyed everyone.
8. Celine Dion-These Are Special Times
Celine could sing the phone book and I would buy it. Christmas music? Yes Please!
9. Barbra Streisand-A Christmas Album
Babs hits it home with her style and a classic artist entry
10. Johnny Mathis-Merry Christmas
Another classic, this is what I grew up listening to.
There are so many Christmas albums out now and most of them are just in release in digital formats. That list may change again. Now that record labels don't have to spend the money to reprint the CDs, now they would be in digital only.