40 Essential Christmas Albums

Classics and new entries worthy of your holiday bonus

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Rosie Thomas, 'A Very Rosie Christmas!'
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35. Rosie Thomas, 'A Very Rosie Christmas!'

This 2008 collection from singer/songwriter/Sufjan Stevens collaborator Rosie Thomas stakes out its territory with her slow, sincere cover of the Chipmunks' dreadful novelty single: "Christmas Don't Be Late." Remade by Thomas, the song becomes a beautiful invocation of holiday spirit. Subtext: if she can feel that much love for the Chipmunks, surely you can do the same for your fellow man? The rest of the album is just as charming and heartfelt.

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