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The Best 1970s Christmas Albums 

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Updated December 20, 2019 518 votes 266 voters 66.8k views 21 items

This is a list of all 1970s Christmas albums, ranked from best to worst. Across these albums, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive list of 1970s Christmas songs. For many, the 1970s was a prosperous period for the release of Christmas music and albums. Some of the biggest bands and artists of the decade released holiday songs that were much better than the traditional songs that flooded airwaves in years past. The albums featured on this list are some of the most well known and popular titles of that time, and likely introduced an entirely new audience to holiday and Christmas music. These are some of the most popular Christmas songs of all time and some of the greatest jingles in the history of music. The 1970s saw bands like The Eagles, The Jackson 5 and the great Johnny Cash and family release music that captured the holiday spirit. Not to be outdone, Laura Nyro, The Carpenters and let's not forget about Kenny Rogers, who also released Christmas albums during this decade.

There are some albums that feature the traditional, standard songs, or reinterpreted songs like by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and The Temptations. No matter what style or type of Christmas song you enjoy, you're likely to find an album on this list that will fit whatever music you enjoy. 

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Joy to the World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By Mormon Tabernacle Choir (2002); Tracks: Deck the Hall, Joy to the World & Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
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Christmas Portrait is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By The Carpenters (1978); Tracks: Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland / Silver Bells / White Christmas & Jingle Bells
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John Denver and the Mupp... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
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Rocky Mountain Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By John Denver (1975); Tracks: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeeer, The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) & Away in a Manger
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Elvis Sings the Wonderfu... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By Elvis Presley (1971); Tracks: O Come, All Ye Faithful & Merry Christmas Baby
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Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By The Jackson 5 (1970); Tracks: Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus & Christmas Won't Be the Same This Year
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Feliz Navidad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By José Feliciano (1970); Tracks: The Cherry Tree Carol, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear & Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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The Temptations Christma... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By The Temptations (1970); Tracks: The Little Drummer Boy, White Christmas & Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
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A Christmas Present is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By Merle Haggard (2000); Tracks: Bobby Wants A Puppy Dog For Christmas, Silver Bells & Jingle Bells
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A Partridge Family Chris... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By The Partridge Family (1971); Tracks: Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells & White Christmas
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Christmas at the White H... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
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Christmas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By The Johnny Cash Family (1972); Tracks: Dialogue, Dialogue & When You're Twenty-One
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Christmas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By Kenny Rogers (1981); Tracks: Christmas is My Favorite Time of the Year, O Holy Night & Kentucky Homemade Christmas
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Pretty Paper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
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Christmas Jollies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
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Christmas Is... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By John Farnham (1970); Tracks: Silent Night, Little Drummer Boy & Good Time Christmas
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Light of the Stable is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By Emmylou Harris (1979); Tracks: Little Drummer Boy, The First Noel & Golden Cradle
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Christmas by the Bay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Vance George - San Francisco Symphony Chorus (1998); Tracks: White Christmas, Ave Maria & Allon
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Christmas and the Beads ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By Laura Nyro (1970); Tracks: Been on a Train, Blackpatch & Beads of Sweat
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Christmas With the Brady... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums
By The Brady Bunch (1970); Tracks: Silver Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town & Away in a Manger
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Christmas With Nora Auno... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1970s Christmas Albums