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The Best 1980s Christmas Albums  

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List of all Christmas 1980s albums, ranked from best to worst. For many, the 1980s 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 1980s saw bands like Air Supply, Billy Idol and the great George Strait and family release music that captured the holiday spirit. Not to be outdone, Bobby Vinton, Celine Dion and let's not forget about supergroup Band Aid, who also released Christmas albums during this decade.

There are some albums that feature the traditional, standard songs, or reinterpreted songs like by Chet Atkins and Merle Haggard. 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. 

What are 80s Christmas albums? Take a look here and see for yourself.

This is the list of Christmas albums that were released in the 1980s. From innovative takes on traditional songs to recreating the versions that have been around for years, the 1980s were a great time grab holiday music. Check out more great lists like 1960s Christmas music and 1970s Christmas albums. The list is alphabetical but you can sort by any column.
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In the Christmas Mood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Glenn Miller Orchestra
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Christmas Island is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Leon Redbone
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White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Al Green
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Christmas in the Stars: Star W... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
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A Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Amy Grant
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Once Upon a Christmas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers
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Alabama Christmas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
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An Old-Fashioned Christmas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
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3 Ships is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Jon Anderson
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Christmas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Kenny Rogers
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Merry, Merry Christmas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
New Kids on the Block
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East Tennessee Christmas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
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The Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
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Merry Christmas... Have a Nice... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
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Just Can't Get Enough: New Wav... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
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Christmas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Michael W. Smith
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Classic Christmas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Johnny Cash
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A Fresh Aire Christmas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Mannheim Steamroller
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A Tapestry of Carols is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Maddy Prior, Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band
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Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Boney M.
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The Animals' Christmas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Amy Grant, Art Garfunkel
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To Drive the Cold Winter Away is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Loreena McKennitt
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The Many Moods of Christmas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Robert Shaw, Robert Shaw Chorale, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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Now - The Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Various Artists
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Orchestra Manhattan: Digital C... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums