Vinyl Holiday Albums You Absolutely Need For Your Record Player

Mariah Carey, Elvis, James Brown, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash and more Christmas music.

If you own a record player, you already possess the secret to setting a festive holiday mood. Whether you’re home alone with an evergreen-scented candle or you’re hosting an ugly sweater party, everything just sounds a bit toastier on vinyl when Nat King Cole sings about chestnuts roasting on an open fire.

It’s not always easy to find great holiday records on vinyl. But we did the work for you and found our favorites that are available for purchase. The list below features classics, country, Motown, jazz, soul, folk, rock, you name it ... order these and they’ll be your holiday favorites for life.

And in case you don’t already have a record player, check out our suggestions for five turntables with incredible sound, according to audiophiles.

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1
Various Artists: A Very Special Christmas
This 1987 all-star benefit album features U2, Bruce Springsteen, the Pretenders, John Mellencamp, Run-D.M.C. and many more.

Get it from Amazon for $19.58.
2
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas
3
Elvis Presley: Elvis' Christmas Album
4
Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas
5
James Brown: A Soulful Christmas
6
A Charlie Brown Christmas, 2021 edition
7
The Beach Boys' Christmas Album
8
Nat King Cole: The Christmas Song
Amazon
9
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton: Once Upon A Christmas
10
Phil Spector: A Christmas Gift For You
11
Bing Crosby: Merry Christmas
Amazon
12
Sufjan Stevens: Songs For Christmas
13
Stevie Wonder: Someday At Christmas
14
Various Artists: Motown Christmas #1s
This album features hits from Diana Ross, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and more.

Get it from Target for $29.99.
15
Jackson 5: Christmas Album
Walmart
16
Frank Sinatra: A Jolly Christmas
Amazon
17
A Very She & Him Christmas
18
The Temptations: Christmas Card
19
Johnny Cash: The Christmas Spirit
20
Emmylou Harris: Light Of The Stable
Barnes and Noble
21
Johnny Mathis: Merry Christmas
Amazon
22
Gene Autry: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
24
Dolly Parton: A Holly Dolly Christmas
25
Twisted Sister: A Twisted Christmas
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