I have published 184 Christmas music posts over the past two years during December. For this year again, I am creating daily posts which feature links so you can listen to many of them again, or discover those you might have missed before. And I will also be publishing new music posts as well.
I have updated my “Christmas Favorites” page and now expanded the list to the 50 most popular Christmas music posts viewed on my blog by December 1, 2016, which provides an index for you to listen to any of them. It’s available from the Music sub-menu above or under the Christmas section of my sidebar. I will also feature these artists throughout the month as well.
The most popular Christmas music genre was Country, followed by Piano, then Pop Vocal and Guitar. Josh Groban was the top artist overall (61), followed by Willie Nelson (55). Here are the top artists by genre, with the top 5 artists for each.
- Country (13): Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum
- Piano (12): Christmas Whisperings, Nina Postolovskaya, Jennifer Thomas, Solo Piano Christmas Radio, Gary Girouard
- Pop Vocal – Female (7): Celtic Woman, Sarah Brightman, Enya, Hayley Westenra, Charlotte Church
- Pop Vocal – Male (6): Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole
- Guitar (5): Stephen Bennett, John Doan, Paul Adams, California Guitar Trio, Ottmar Liebert
The Pandora Holiday Stations post was also popular since it offers holiday music for over 80 artists across many genres.
I hope you enjoy the music, and it gets in you in the holiday spirit.