10 Best Country Christmas Albums of 2014
Sara Evans performs at CMA's "Country Christmas" in Nashville. Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic

It's been an especially busy year for country Christmas albums, as everyone from Sara Evans, Darius Rucker and those Duke boys John Schneider and Tom Wopat have released holiday projects. Even Jamey Johnson emerged from self-imposed seclusion with his first new track in four years — an original Christmas song.

With so many options, we sifted the diamonds from the coal to find the albums worthy of playing while trimming the tree or stuffing your stocking. Here's our picks for the 10 country Christmas albums you must hear this year.