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The 12 albums of Christmas 2018

November 14, 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:

Jim Kiest is the arts and entertainment editor for the San Antonio Express-News. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | jkiest@express-news.net | Twitter: @jimik64

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