Merry Christmas, Baby, is the first Christmas album by Rod Stewart, released on 30 October 2012. The album has proved to be a top 10 success in many countries including the UK, US, Canada and Australia. It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in November 2012 with over 1,000,000 copies sold in the US.
Christmas is one of the most special times of the year. We gather with our loved ones with a sense of harmony and willing to share good times. To achieve this special ambiance, music is essential.
Merry Christmas From the Beach Boys features the Beach Boys performing a variety of holiday favorites. Some of the featured songs, such as "Frosty the Snowman" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," are long-time favorites, while other songs, such as "Santa's Beard" and "Merry Christmas, Baby," are composed by the Beach Boys themselves. All of the performances are wonderful, even the long-time favorites sounding surprisingly novel. However, since this collection only includes nine songs, it's rather brief and leaves you feeling a bit unsatisfied as a result.
"Merry Christmas" is a Christmas album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released by Columbia Records in 1965. This, his second holiday LP, is focused exclusively on 20th century compositions, unlike 1963's The Andy Williams Christmas Album, which, of its 12 tracks, had six with origins predating the turn of the century. For the six consecutive holiday seasons from 1965 through 1970, Merry Christmas charted on Billboard magazine's special year-end weekly Christmas Albums sales chart. The album spent two weeks as the number one selling Christmas album during the holiday season of 1966 and one week atop that same chart in 1969.
Here Nashville's cast nails a collection of holiday classics for a real-world LP. The album moves with the sonic diversity of contemporary country radio, from string-filled ballads to—in the case of "Christmas Coming Home"—a Bo Diddley-esque syncopated stomp. Sam Palladio's gently sung take on Joni Mitchell's "River" is quietly moving, and Aubrey Peeples' saucy "Merry Christmas Baby" breaks the boundaries of country altogether, exaggerating the horn riffs and guitar flourishes of old-school rock ‘n’ roll.