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The BER months have arrived – and here in the Philippines, that marks the beginning of the Christmas season. While decking the halls with garlands and sparkly decors won’t start ‘til a few weeks from now, Filipinos enjoy getting into the yuletide spirit by listening to Christmas songs as early as September.


From the classics that we grew up listening to – up to the more recent hits and covers by local and international artists, our holidays will not be complete without the heartwarming lyrics, catchy rhymes, and jolly tunes brought by Christmas music. In this article, we prepared a guide on finding the best Christmas albums as well as our top 10 recommendations that are available online.

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  • Last updated: 08-24-2022
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How to Choose a Christmas Album – Buying Guide

Traditional Christmas carols such as The First Noel and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing are first sung over a hundred years ago. Since then, all kinds of Christmas songs have been composed and made available – making the days leading up to December 25th merry and bright. Let us guide you on what to consider in selecting a Christmas album.

Pick Between a Physical Album and an Electronic Copy

The advances in technology these days allow us to enjoy holiday songs in many formats. These include physical albums in the form of audio CDs and vinyl records as well as electronic copies that you can download and store on your phone and other gadgets. 

Audio CD and Vinyl Records as Collector’s Items

Audio CD and Vinyl Records as Collector’s Items

Audio CDs and vinyl records are perfect for music fans who prefer building a physical collection of their favorite albums.


Audio CDs are the budget-friendly option and require less space in your home. Most importantly, they offer clear and clean sound reproduction of the songs. CDs are also easy to maintain and are reliable because you get to own the album. You can easily pop them into a player and listen to your favorite tracks – no need to have an internet connection or pay monthly fees.

Audio CD and Vinyl Records as Collector’s Items

Meanwhile, vinyl records have resurged from the 70s and are now becoming a popular collector’s item. It provides an excellent sound quality that is very similar to the original recording. This also brings nostalgia especially with its album artworks and sleeve notes.


However, you should prepare a large storage space if you’re planning to expand your vinyl collection. Also, note that these are high maintenance and need extra care because vinyl records are vulnerable to dust and scratches – too much damage may affect its sound performance. 

Downloadable Songs for Your Phones and Other Devices

Downloadable Songs for Your Phones and Other Devices

Electronic copies on your phone, tablet, and laptop will give you quick access – literally at your fingertips, whenever you want to hear the sleigh bells ring.


You can choose to download your favorite albums through online stores such as iTunes. This way, the songs are stored permanently in your phone and other gadgets. You’ll be able to listen to them even without an internet connection. Just like owning a CD, you get to own a copy of the album.


Moreover, it is also a space-saving solution because you don’t need to worry about keeping CD cases while expanding your collection.

Try Streaming Apps for a Wide Selection of Songs

Try Streaming Apps for a Wide Selection of Songs

Streaming apps such as Spotify and Apple Music allow you to listen to albums and playlists anytime and anywhere through monthly subscriptions.You will get access to a massive library or database of songs and albums produced locally and internationally. It’s a great solution if you have limited hard-drive space in your gadgets. 


Aside from your subscription, you will need an internet connection to open the app on your phone or computer. Some apps offer a premium rate if you want to download songs or access your playlists offline. You can also enjoy an ads-free usage of the app.


However, you will not have control over the content of these streaming apps. For instance, the apps can regulate or adjust which albums or songs are available for streaming. Essentially, you don’t own the tracks or songs, and note that these may get deleted in the future

Select the Genre That Will Set Your Preferred Mood

Select the Genre That Will Set Your Preferred Mood

Deciding on the genre that you prefer will narrow down the list of choices. More often than not, a particular category matches well with certain moods and activities.


Jazzy Christmas music are best enjoyed in the morning while drinking coffee and preparing breakfast. Meanwhile, R&B and soulful albums are ideal for long drives to create a more laid-back vibe.


Pop, upbeat and rock music will energize you during lazy afternoons. Most of the time, these up tempo tunes set the perfect mood for Christmas shopping, decorating and wrapping gifts. Lastly, romantic ballads and gospel songs can help you wind down and relax at night. 

Look for Your Favorite Artist’s Christmas Album

Look for Your Favorite Artist’s Christmas Album

When it comes to finding a good holiday playlist, you may want to check first if your favorite artist or band has a Christmas album. This way, you’re assured that you will enjoy the singing style, the voice, or in the case of singer-songwriters – the lyrics and melody.


Also, look into the album’s track listing. Here you’ll see whether the album includes covers or remixes of classic Christmas songs you grew up listening to or features new compositions that you may want to check out. 

Consider a Compilation Album Featuring Various Artists

Consider a Compilation Album Featuring Various Artists

For more variety, consider a compilation album that features various artists. With this kind of holiday album, you get to enjoy different styles and genres. Often, bands and singers would collaborate on a single to add a new twist to traditional Christmas carols.


If you’re into holiday movies, also look into the original soundtracks of blockbusters such as Home Alone, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Love Actually, and even Die Hard!


Not only do OSTs remind you of how amazing those movies are, listening to these tracks will certainly lift your mood and even inspire you to start decorating your home or shopping for presents

Compare the Best Christmas Albums

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Jose Mari Chan Christmas In Our Hearts 1

Jose Mari Chan

2
Michael Bublé Christmas (Deluxe Special Edition) 1

Michael Bublé

3
Kelly Clarkson Wrapped In Red 1

Kelly Clarkson

4
Jackson 5 Ultimate Christmas Collection 1

Jackson 5

5
APO Hiking Society PaskonAPO 1

APO Hiking Society

6
Mariah Carey Merry Christmas 1

Mariah Carey

7
Pentatonix That’s Christmas to Me 1

Pentatonix

8
Various Artists OPM All Star Christmas 1

Various Artists

9
John Williams Home Alone – 25th Anniversary Edition Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1

John Williams

10
Jordan Smith ‘Tis The Season 1

Jordan Smith

Name

Christmas In Our Hearts

Christmas (Deluxe Special Edition)

Wrapped In Red

Ultimate Christmas Collection

PaskonAPO

Merry Christmas

That’s Christmas to Me

OPM All Star Christmas

Home Alone – 25th Anniversary Edition Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

‘Tis The Season

Features

The Most Loved OPM Christmas Album

Swing and Jazz and Everything Nice!

Powerhouse Vocals with a Heart

Give Love on Christmas Day

Tuloy Na Tuloy Pa Rin Ang Pasko!

The Best-Selling Christmas Album of All Time

A Cappella All the Way

All the Stars are Here

A Nod to One of the Best Holiday Movies

Relaxing Covers of Your Favorite Christmas Songs

Price Starts at₱300₱379₱399₱349₱179₱349₱349₱250₱379₱299
GenreAdult contemporary, SpiritualSwing, JazzPop, Jazz, CountryR&BPop Pop, R&B, GospelA capellaSeasonalOriginal soundtrack, Classical Pop Contemporary, Gospel
Number of tracks16 songs20 songs16 songs17 songs and 4 season's greetings from the Jackson 511 songs10 songs11 songs14 songs20 songs12 songs
Available in iTunesYes (PHP 179.00)Yes (PHP 379.00)Yes (PHP 399.00)Yes (PHP 349.00)Yes (PHP 179.00)Yes (PHP 349.00)Yes (PHP 349.00)Yes (PHP 179.00)Yes (PHP 379.00)Yes (PHP 299.00)
Released1990201120132009200619942014201019902016
Record labelUniversal RecordsReprise RecordsRCA Records, a division of Sony Music EntertainmentMotown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.Universal RecordsSony Music EntertainmentRCA Records, a Division of Sony Music EntertainmentUniversal RecordsTwentieth Century Fox, under exclusive license to Sony Music EntertainmentRepublic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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10 Best Christmas Albums to Buy or Stream Online

The products we introduce below were carefully curated by the mybest team, from the best-sellers of E-commerce sites like Lazada, and using the points mentioned in our detailed and thoroughly researched buying guide.

*Prices may vary depending on the website and their campaign period*

1
GenreAdult contemporary, Spiritual
Number of tracks16 songs
Available in iTunesYes (PHP 179.00)
Released1990
Record labelUniversal Records
2

Michael BubléChristmas (Deluxe Special Edition)

From ₱379

GenreSwing, Jazz
Number of tracks20 songs
Available in iTunesYes (PHP 379.00)
Released2011
Record labelReprise Records
3
GenrePop, Jazz, Country
Number of tracks16 songs
Available in iTunesYes (PHP 399.00)
Released2013
Record labelRCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
4

Jackson 5Ultimate Christmas Collection

From ₱349

GenreR&B
Number of tracks17 songs and 4 season's greetings from the Jackson 5
Available in iTunesYes (PHP 349.00)
Released2009
Record labelMotown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
5
GenrePop
Number of tracks11 songs
Available in iTunesYes (PHP 179.00)
Released2006
Record labelUniversal Records
6
GenrePop, R&B, Gospel
Number of tracks10 songs
Available in iTunesYes (PHP 349.00)
Released1994
Record labelSony Music Entertainment
7

PentatonixThat’s Christmas to Me

From ₱349

GenreA capella
Number of tracks11 songs
Available in iTunesYes (PHP 349.00)
Released2014
Record labelRCA Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
8
GenreSeasonal
Number of tracks14 songs
Available in iTunesYes (PHP 179.00)
Released2010
Record labelUniversal Records
9

John WilliamsHome Alone – 25th Anniversary Edition Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

From ₱379

GenreOriginal soundtrack, Classical
Number of tracks20 songs
Available in iTunesYes (PHP 379.00)
Released1990
Record labelTwentieth Century Fox, under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment
10
GenrePop Contemporary, Gospel
Number of tracks12 songs
Available in iTunesYes (PHP 299.00)
Released2016
Record labelRepublic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Budget-Friendly Shopping Secrets This Christmas Season

It’s also never too early to prepare your holiday decors and gifts. In the YouTube video above by

Do It On A Dime, Kathryn shares some budget-friendly tips on creating DIY decors and shopping for gifts that will make this season extra special.


Tips:

  1. For elegant home decors, go for a monochromatic color scheme and choose one accent color that you can make extra glittery
  2. Don’t afraid to be creative and think outside the box, repurpose other household items to create unique DIY gifts
  3. Choose small items that will look high-end and more personalized when you put them together as a gift set
  4. Look out for discounts and sales from branded products to make the most out of your holiday budget
  5. When shopping for gifts, ask yourself – “Would I want to receive this item? Could it be useful around my home?”

Best Gift Ideas for the Christmas Stockings

Best Gift Ideas for the Christmas Stockings

Start a new tradition in the family by filling up Christmas stockings – one for each member. It’s a fun and challenging gift exchange idea to make your Christmas even more exciting; perhaps, a new shade of lip tint for Ate, reusable straws for Kuya, relaxing bath salts for Mom, a wireless charger for Dad, or card games for the kids.


Click the article links below to see our recommended small-item gifts that can fit well as a stocking stuffer.

Summary

Listening to Christmas albums is one of the best ways to welcome the BER months. Just as the song goes, “Tis the season to be jolly!” From the classic holiday carols that we’ve sung since we were little kids, to the background music that we crank up while putting up the Christmas tree and wrapping gifts – these songs bring so much joy and positive energy.


When it comes to updating your yuletide playlist, streaming apps on your phone will give you access to all-time favorites anytime and anywhere. While audio CDs and vinyl records allow you to build a physical collection. Whichever you prefer, here’s to a wonderful countdown to December and a merry season of love and giving.


Author: Ayeza E. Mangulabnan

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