Dear Internet: Recommend some Christmas albums, please.
I’m looking for serious suggestions of genuinely good Christmas music which you would put on your stereo while baking sugar cookies, wrapping presents, or just sitting around the fire. Not mall-muzaak schlock, not Weird-Al joke albums. Beyond that, the field is wide open. It could be as mainstream or as edgy and alternative as you like. Modern, classic, or even classical. Accoustic or electronic, Western or Eastern, Christian or Pagan.
For reference, the best Christmas album I own is Over the Rhine’s
"The Trumpet Child" "Snow Angels". But that’s also probably the only Christmas album I own. So – give me some suggestions!