I wish Santa would deliver some decent Christmas music to the local radio stations. So many perfectly good holiday songs are ruined by singers with weak voices better suited to predictable pop tunes. If you are looking for great holiday music your best bet is to buy it. On amazon.com you can preview samples of the music before buying it.
Josh Groban is one pop star that is clearly not getting by on good looks alone. He has the kind of soaring voice and beautiful range that brings the holiday classics to life in a way that is simply uplifting. His Noel by Josh Groban CD is sure to become a Christmas classic.
The song Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer! serves as an important reminder that listening to "fun" holiday songs can get pretty irritating pretty fast. To ensure that you won't have the lyrics to Frosty the Snowman stuck in your head through the New Year, add some instrumental holiday music to your play list. Mannheim Steamroller is famous for putting a contemporary twist on the holiday classics. Their best selling Christmas by Mannheim Steamroller CD is worth a listen.
If you're feeling nostalgic for classic holiday tunes such as White Christmas sung by Bing Crosby or The Christmas Song sung by Nat "King" Cole then Christmas All-Time Greatest, Vol. 01 is worth a listen. This compilation CD includes songs ranging from the serious (I'll Be Home for Christmas sung by Glen Campbell) to the silly (Little Saint Nick sung by the Beach Boys).