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I was listening to the radio yesterday

they were doing the top 100 Christmas songs count down

Some surprises that I have never heard before

Elvis track jumped out, The King



Best LP ?

1. Nat King Cole: The Magic of Christmas/The Christmas Song



Best-selling Christmas albums by RIAA certification

This is an incomplete list of the best-selling Christmas albums in the United States based on shipment certification by the RIAA. This list provides a more complete representation of the best-selling Christmas albums in history, as it includes those released well before the Nielsen/SoundScan era of music sales.

Year of Release Artist(s) Title Label(s) Certification Award[4]
1970 Elvis Presley Elvis' Christmas Album
(budget reissue of 1957 LP with altered track listing)
RCA Camden/Pickwick Diamond
1994 Mariah Carey Merry Christmas Columbia 8× Platinum
1994 Kenny G Miracles: The Holiday Album Arista 8× Platinum
2011 Michael Bublé Christmas 143/Reprise 6× Platinum
2007 Josh Groban Noël WEA/Reprise 6× Platinum
2001 Various Now That's What I Call Christmas! UTV 6× Platinum
1988 Mannheim Steamroller A Fresh Aire Christmas American Gramaphone 6× Platinum
1984 Mannheim Steamroller Mannheim Steamroller Christmas American Gramaphone 6× Platinum
1963 Nat King Cole The Christmas Song
(originally released in 1960 under the title The Magic of Christmas)
Capitol 6× Platinum
1998 Celine Dion These Are Special Times Epic 5× Platinum
1967 Barbra Streisand A Christmas Album Columbia 5× Platinum
1958 Johnny Mathis Merry Christmas Columbia 5× Platinum
1995 Bing Crosby White Christmas
(originally released in 1945 under the title Merry Christmas)
Decca 4× Platinum
1995 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas in the Aire American Gramaphone 4× Platinum
1987 Various A Very Special Christmas A&M 4× Platinum
1985 Elvis Presley It's Christmas Time
(retitled reissue of 1970 budget edition of Elvis' Christmas Album)
BMG 4× Platinum
1984 Various Christmas Through the Years Reader's Digest Music 4× Platinum
1965 Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas Fantasy 4× Platinum
2010 Susan Boyle The Gift Syco/Columbia 3× Platinum
2001 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Extraordinaire American Gramaphone 3× Platinum
1999 Kenny G Faith: A Holiday Album Arista Records 3× Platinum
1996 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve and Other Stories Lava 3× Platinum
1993 Harry Connick, Jr. When My Heart Finds Christmas Sony/Columbia 3× Platinum
1992 Garth Brooks Beyond the Season Liberty 3× Platinum
1992 Amy Grant Home for Christmas A&M 3× Platinum
1982 George Winston December Windham Hill 3× Platinum
1971 Elvis Presley Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas RCA 3× Platinum
1957 Elvis Presley Elvis' Christmas Album
(original release)
RCA Victor 3× Platinum
2011 Justin Bieber Under the Mistletoe Island 2x Platinum
2014 Pentatonix That's Christmas to Me RCA 2x Platinum
2009 Andrea Bocelli My Christmas Decca 2× Platinum
2004 Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Lost Christmas Eve Lava 2× Platinum
2003 Various Now That's What I Call Christmas!: The Signature Collection Capitol 2× Platinum
1998 Martina McBride White Christmas RCA 2x Platinum
1998 *NSYNC Home for Christmas RCA 2× Platinum
1998 Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Christmas Attic Lava 2x Platinum
1993 Boyz II Men Christmas Interpretations Motown 2× Platinum
1993 Vince Gill Let There Be Peace on Earth MCA Nashville 2× Platinum
1992 Neil Diamond The Christmas Album Columbia 2× Platinum
1992 Various A Very Special Christmas 2 A&M 2× Platinum
1989 New Kids on the Block Merry, Merry Christmas Columbia 2× Platinum
1987 Reba McEntire Merry Christmas to You MCA Nashville 2× Platinum
1986 George Strait Merry Christmas Strait to You! MCA Nashville 2× Platinum
1985 Alabama Alabama Christmas RCA 2× Platinum
1984 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Once Upon a Christmas RCA 2× Platinum
1981 Anne Murray Christmas Wishes Capitol 2× Platinum
1981 Kenny Rogers Christmas Liberty 2× Platinum
1979 Various Disney's Christmas Favorites Disneyland 2× Platinum
1975 John Denver Rocky Mountain Christmas RCA 2× Platinum
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