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List of Instrumental Christmas Albums 

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Updated December 20, 2019 54.1k views 16 items

List of all instrumental Christmas albums. For many, instrumental Christmas music captures the essence of the holiday spirit, even if it 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, allowing for the popularity of instrumental songs, which are among the most requested during the holiday season. 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. Some of the popular instrumental Christmas songs on these albums are also some of the most popular Christmas songs of all time, and some of the greatest jingles in the history of music. Instrumental composers like John Darnell, 101 Strings and Booker T & The M.G.'s released music that captured the holiday spirit. Not to be outdone, Bradley Joseph and let's not forget Mannheim Steamroller also released Christmas albums.

Who are the best Christmas instrumental bands and singers? What are the best instrumental Christmas albums? What are the best instrumental Christmas songs on those albums? Are any of them among the top 10 instrumental Christmas songs of all time? There are some albums that feature the traditional, standard songs, or reinterpreted songs. 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. 

This is the list of instrumental Christmas albums. From innovative takes on traditional songs to recreating the versions that have been around for years, instrumental composers sure now how to make holiday music enjoyable. Take a look at other lists like Punk Christmas albums and R&B Christmas Albums.

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A Guitar Christmas Album... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
By John Darnall (1999); Tracks: Coventry Carol, I Wonder as I Wander & Angels We Have Heard on High
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Merry Axemas, Volume 2: ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
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25 Christmas Favorites ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
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Christmas Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
By Bert Kaempfert (1963); Tracks: Jingo Jango, Children's Christmas Dream & I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
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In the Christmas Spirit ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
By Booker T. & the M.G.'s (1966); Tracks: Jingle Bells, Winter Wonderland & Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
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Christmas Around the Wor... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
By Bradley Joseph (2000); Tracks: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen – England & I Am So Glad Each Christmas Eve (Jeg er glad hver Julekveld) – Norway
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Christmas Extraordinaire... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
By Mannheim Steamroller (2001); Tracks: Winter Wonderland, Do You Hear What I Hear? & Hallelujah
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Mannheim Steamroller Chr... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
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Christmas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
By Mannheim Steamroller (1984); Tracks: We Three Kings, Coventry Carol & Stille Nacht
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Christmas With John Fahe... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
By John Fahey (1975); Tracks: Carol of the Bells, Christmas Fantasy & Oh Holy Night
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Christmas Sky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
By Jordan Rudess (2002); Tracks: O Holy Night, The Christmas Song & The Little Drummer Boy
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Christmas in the Stars: ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
By Meco (1980); Tracks: R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Bells & Bells
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Simplicity Christmas, Vo... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
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The Ventures’ Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
By The Ventures (1965); Tracks: We Wish You a Merry Christmas, White Christmas & Snow Flakes
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Christmas in the Morning... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
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Instrumental Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Instrumental Christmas Albums
By The Mantovani Orchestra (2001); Tracks: Silent Night, What Child Is This & Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas