The 12 albums of Christmas 2018
Every holiday season brings a new batch of Christmas albums.
If you check your grandparents’ record collection, you might turn up some Firestone Presents compilations, acquired at a tire store for a buck and featuring artists such as Jack Jones, Steve and Edie Gormet and Vic Damone.
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Mom and Dad might have the “A Very Special Christmas” CD with Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and John Mellencamp.
And while today’s pop fans may dream of a multi-artist comp of their own, with Drake, Ari, Migos, Cardi and more (Posty the Snowman, anyone?), they’ll have to settle this year for a random bunch of single-artist sets from musicians old and new — mostly old.
Click through the slideshow to see a dozen worth tucking into someone’s stocking:
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