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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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Christmas Island is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Christmas Island Leon Redbone

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Christmas in the Stars: Star W... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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3 Ships is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
3 Ships Jon Anderson

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White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
White Christmas Al Green

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Christmas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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Merry, Merry Christmas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Merry, Merry Christmas New Kids on the Block

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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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In the Christmas Mood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
In the Christmas Mood Glenn Miller Orchestra

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Merry Christmas... Have a Nice... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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The Animals' Christmas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
The Animals' Christmas Amy Grant, Art Garfunkel

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Classic Christmas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Classic Christmas Johnny Cash

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Once Upon a Christmas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Once Upon a Christmas Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers

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A Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
A Christmas Album Amy Grant

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Christmas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Christmas Michael W. Smith

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Orchestra Manhattan: Digital C... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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The Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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Goin' Home for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Goin' Home for Christmas Merle Haggard

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The Many Moods of Christmas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
The Many Moods of Christmas Robert Shaw, Robert Shaw Chorale, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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Just Can't Get Enough: New Wav... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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East Tennessee Christmas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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A Tapestry of Carols is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
A Tapestry of Carols Maddy Prior, Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band

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Merry Christmas Strait to You is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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Christmas With the Jets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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Home for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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A Fresh Aire Christmas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
A Fresh Aire Christmas Mannheim Steamroller

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Merry Christmas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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The Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
The Christmas Album Air Supply

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David Grisman's Acoustic Chris... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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A Crystal Christmas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
A Crystal Christmas Crystal Gayle

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Céline Dion chante Noël is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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Nowell Sing We Clear is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Nowell Sing We Clear Roberts and Barrand

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Christmas With the Cambridge S... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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To Drive the Cold Winter Away is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
To Drive the Cold Winter Away Loreena McKennitt

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Christmas in America is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Christmas in America Kenny Rogers

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Christmas With Ronnie Milsap is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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Raffi's Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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Merry Christmas to You is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Merry Christmas to You Reba McEntire

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Crackers: the Christmas Party ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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Essential Yello is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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Once Upon a Christmas: The Ori... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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Santa Must Be Polish is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Santa Must Be Polish Bobby Vinton

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Christmas at Our House is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Christmas at Our House Barbara Mandrell

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Now - The Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums

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Children's Christmas Songs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Children's Christmas Songs Franciscus Henri

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Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Christmas Album Boney M.

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An Old Time Christmas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
An Old Time Christmas Randy Travis

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Feliz Navidad is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best 1980s Christmas Albums
Feliz Navidad Menudo