The Top 20 biggest selling Christmas albums of the century

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The Top 20 biggest selling Christmas albums of the century

We all have our favourite Christmas songs we return to year after year, but for the hardcore Yuletide nut, only a full Christmas album with fresh renditions of festive standards and new future favourites will do.

Few artists are brave enough to tackle a Christmas album, but of those that do, who’s been filling stockings and soundtracking magic gift-giving moments the most this century? We’re counting down the top selling festive artists collections of the 21st century, so far…

When it comes to Christmas album sales, the star at the very top of the tree is twinkly-eyed crooner Michael Bublé. His seasonal set – entitled Christmas, just so there was no room for doubt – is the ONLY album with the word “Christmas” in the title to be the Number 1 album at Christmastime. It spent three non-consecutive weeks at the top on its release in 2011, and has returned to the Top 10 every year since – and that includes this year, already!

Christmas has sold a whopping 2.4 million copies in the UK, and has spent almost six months in the Top 10 in total over the last five years.

Over to another favourite crooner, Rod Stewart takes second place with his 2012 collection Merry Christmas Baby. Plus, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Sir Cliff, and he’s up in third with the aptly named Cliff At Christmas, originally released in 2003.

The King of Rock n Roll takes up a majestic pair of places in the Top 20 best selling Christmas Albums. Elvis’s Christmas Peace takes fifth position and Christmas Wishes sneaks in at 20.

t may have been released back in 1994, but Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas is still a strong-seller in the 2000s – the album, which includes million-selling All I Want For Christmas is You – is sixth.

There are good showings from festive sets from Charlotte Church (9) and Susan Boyle (10) and pop princesses Leona Lewis and Kylie Minogue also make it into the sparkling rundown with their recent seasonal releases – Christmas With Love and Kylie Christmas park their sleighs at 13 and 14.

Here’s the full Official Top 20 biggest selling Christmas albums:

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20. Elvis Presley – Christmas Wishes

 

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19. Dianiel O’Donnell – O Holy Night

 

18. King's College Chor - Essential Carols
18. King’s College Choir – Essential Carols

 

17. Il Divo - The Christmas Collection
17. Il Divo – The Christmas Collection

 

16. Tweenies – The Christmas Album

 

15. Kylie Christmas - Kylie Minogue
15. Kylie Christmas – Kylie Minogue

 

14. Michael Ball - Christmas
14. Michael Ball – Christmas

 

13. Leona Lewis - Christmas, With Love
13. Leona Lewis – Christmas, With Love

 

12. Frank Sinatra - The Christmas Album
12. Frank Sinatra – The Christmas Album

 

11. Katherine Jenkins - This Is Christmas
11. Katherine Jenkins – This Is Christmas

 

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10. Susan Boyle – Home For Christmas

 

09. Charlotte Church - Dream A Dream
09. Charlotte Church – Dream A Dream

 

08. Aled Jones - The Christmas Album
08. Aled Jones – The Christmas Album

 

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07. Andrea Bocelli – My Christmas

 

06. Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas
06. Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas

 

05. Elvis Presley - Christmas Peace
05. Elvis Presley – Christmas Peace

 

04. Jive Bunny & The Mastermixes - Ultimate Christmas Party
04. Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Ultimate Christmas Party

 

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03. Cliff Richard – Cliff At Christmas

 

02. Rod Stewart - Merry Christmas, Baby
02. Rod Stewart – Merry Christmas, Baby

 

01. Michael Bublé - Christmas
01. Michael Bublé – Christmas

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