Nothing makes it feel like the holidays are here quite like Christmas music playing softly in the background. If you're ready to bring a little bit of the holiday spirit into your home, these are the albums you absolutely need—after all, they're the 10 best-selling Christmas albums of all time for a reason. From Elvis's soulful voice and Kenny G's smooth jazz to the incredible vocal ranges of Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, these albums will make your holiday season bright.
Released in 1957, this is both the oldest album on the list and the top seller, but considering it's Elvis, that shouldn't come as a surprise. With classic tracks like "Blue Christmas" and "Silent Night," your holiday really isn't complete without this one.
Taking the No. 2 spot on the list is saxophonist Kenny G's "Miracles: A Holiday Album," from 1994. "Winter Wonderland," "Silver Bells," and "The Chanukah Song" all make appearances, so it's a must-have if you like smooth jazz.
From 1960, Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song" is another much-loved classic thanks to his unmistakeable voice. With songs like "Deck the Halls" and "O Holy Night," it'll definitely set the holiday vibe in your home.
Mannheim Steamroller and Christmas are pretty much synonymous at this point—the new-age, neoclassical music group's first holiday album, "Christmas," is pretty iconic and puts an interesting, synth-y spin on the traditional holiday songs we all know and love.
You really can't go wrong with Mannheim Steamroller during the holidays, and the proof is that two of the band's albums made the top five. 1988's "A Fresh Aire Christmas" is their second holiday album, and it's every bit as good as their first.
Josh Groban's "Noël" from 2007 (the newest album on the list!) takes the No. 6 spot, thanks to Groban's incredible voice and covers of classics like "Ave Maria" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas."
♫ All I want for Christmas is for this iconic holiday album to play everywhere I go, all the time. Mariah Carey's "Merry Christmas" is absolutely a must-have, thanks to Carey's one-of-a-kind vocals and, of course, the fact that "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is the best-selling Christmas song of all time.
Celine Dion's powerhouse vocals make 1998's "These Are The Special Times" such an amazing Christmas album, especially with hit tracks like "The Prayer" and "I'm Your Angel," along with some other iconic Christmas classics.
No list is complete without the legendary Barbra Streisand, whose 1967 album "A Christmas Album" is the ninth best-selling holiday album of all time. Featuring tracks like "White Christmas" and "My Favorite Things," this one is sure to help usher in the holiday spirit.
And last but definitely not least is Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning Johnny Mathis with his 1958 album "Merry Christmas," which comes in at No. 10, with much-loved songs like "Sleigh Ride" and "Silver Bells."