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The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums 

Christmas Music
Updated June 14, 2019 71 votes 48 voters 6.9k views 18 items

List of all classic rock Christmas albums, ranked best to worst. For many, classic rock Christmas albums capture the essence of the holiday spirit, even if the music isn't quite what you'd expect to hear around holiday time. Some of the biggest bands and artists of the genre have released holiday songs that were much better than the traditional songs that flooded airwaves. Classic rock songs are among the most requested during the holiday season, especially among older rock fans who are yearning to hear some nostalgic Christmas music.

The albums featured on this list are some of the most well known and popular titles of that genre, 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. Bands like Billy Idol, Bob Dylan and more have released classic rock Christmas albums.
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The Jethro Tull Christma... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By Jethro Tull (2003); Tracks: Birthday Card at Christmas, Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow & A Winter Snowscape
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Chicago Christmas: What'... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By Chicago (1998); Tracks: Little Drummer Boy, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! & One Little Candle
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Happy Holidays is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By Billy Idol (2006); Tracks: Winter Wonderland, Oh Christmas Tree & God Rest Ye
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Christmas in the Heart ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By Bob Dylan (2009); Tracks: The Christmas Blues, Hark the Herald Angels Sing & Winter Wonderland
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Christmas With The Everl... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By The Everly Brothers (2005); Tracks: Bring a Torch, Jeannette & Isabella
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The First Christmas Morn... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By Dan Fogelberg (1999); Tracks: Winterskol, This Endris Night & We Three Kings
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A John Prine Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By John Prine (1994); Tracks: All the Best, Everything Is Cool & Silent Night All Day Long
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Christmas Time Down Sout... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By The Charlie Daniels Band; Tracks: Hallelujah, Jesus Is the Light of the World & Carolina (I Remember You)
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Christmas Variations is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By Rick Wakeman (2000); Tracks: While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks by Night, Angels From the Realms of Glory & Once in Royal David's City
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Heart Presents a Lovemon... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By Heart and Lovemongers (2001); Tracks: Oh Holy Night, Mary & How Beautiful
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I Wanna Be Santa Claus ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By Ringo Starr (1999); Tracks: The Christmas Dance, Winter Wonderland & Rudolph the Red‚ÄźNosed Reindeer
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A Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By James Taylor (2004); Tracks: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), In the Bleak Midwinter & Jingle Bells
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A Guitar Christmas Album... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By John Darnall (1999); Tracks: Coventry Carol, I Wonder as I Wander & Angels We Have Heard on High
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The Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By Keith Emerson (1999); Tracks: Variations on 'O Little Town of Bethlehem', Glorietta & Snowman's Land
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James Taylor at Christma... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
By James Taylor (2006); Tracks: Go Tell It on the Mountain, The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) & Jingle Bells
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Christmas 2000: A Piss-U... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
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Yule Ritual is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums
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Christmas Remixed: Holid... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classic Rock Christmas Albums