Music is a powerful positive force for good. It can change the mood of everything. It can lift your spirits to previously unvisited heights. It can even help us go to sleep or alternatively inspire us to dance until the small hours of the morning.
Music defines occasions, rituals and yes, even holidays. In fact, it’s holidays that seem to bring out the best in music – or the worst, depending on how you feel about Christmas tracks or summer holiday anthems.
Either way, it seems that holiday time and music go together like running shoes and iPods.
Whether you think they’re cheesy or, even old fashioned, there’s no denying that the holidays just aren’t the same without music. That’s probably why so many popular musicians have recorded a holiday single or album. That and the fact that iTunes Christmas song downloads go through the roof over this period!
So, to get you in the holiday spirit, here are our top 5 celebrity Christmas Albums.
A very Gaga Holiday – Lady Gaga
Released in December 2015, Lady Gaga performs Christmas songs like White Christmas alongside acoustic and live performances of some of her more heartfelt songs like ‘You and I’ and ‘The Edge of Glory’.
8 Days of Christmas – Destiny’s Child
Beyoncé may have long moved on from the R&B group, but ‘8 Days of Christmas’ by Destiny’s Child is still one of the most memorable holiday albums ever released.
The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection – Taylor Swift
Bringing the country to Christmastime, Taylor’s Holiday Collection features a fantastic take on ‘Last Christmas’, which was originally sung by ‘80’s pop stars Wham!
Under The Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
Justin’s got a Christmas album? You better belieb it! His mix of old and new seasonal songs, with a few unexpected special guest stars like Busta Rhymes will have you rapping along to Drummer Boy in no time!
Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
Elvis’ Christmas album stands the test of time and shows every holiday season that ‘The King’ may have left the building, but he still rules the holiday roost.
So, scan your iPod for something appropriate, press play, relax and stay positive because the holidays are about to happen!