List of the best progressive rock Christmas albums, ranked best to worst. For some rockers out there, progressive 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, allowing for the popularity of progressive rock songs, which are among the most requested during the holiday season.
The progressive 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. What are your top 10 prog rock albums about Christmas? Vote up your favorites below, and feel free to add any that you think we may have missed.
- Holiday release from Yes bassist Chris Squire with former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and the English Baroque Choir. This release is a collection of Baroque Christmas Carols but also includes the 1981 hit 'Run With The Fox', which is not available elsewhere. Often haunting but always inspiring, this is a unique Christmas CD that will appeal to all.
Merry Axemas, Volume 2: More Guitars for Christmas
Christmas 2005: Merry Xmas to Our Flock
Christmas 2000: A Piss-Up in a Brewery
Say Cheese! Christmas With Marillion
Christmas 1999: marillion.christmas