The ex-Beatle Paul McCartney recorded a song of Christmas hope and filmed an equally uplifting video to accompany it.
Indie singer songwriter Sufjan Stevens likes to get a sing-song going every December with the result that his impressive back catalogue is bursting at the seams with festive material.
Originally released on cassette this mosh pit of a Christmas tune appeared at the start of the Die Hard movie way back in 1988.
This is traditional fare from Jim Reeves reminiscent about even more traditional fare. In a word, timeless.
A low slung version of 'Silent Night' by ex Pulp member Richard Hawley.
A delightful 1970 version of 'Little Drummer Boy' from the Temptations which appeared on their seasonal LP offering 'Christmas Card'.
Charlie Brown and his needleless tree continue to charm us as much as Vince Guaraldi and his wonderful soundtrack.
German band Freheit are best known outside their native Germany for their 1988 Christmas hit 'Keeping The Dream Alive'.
What a way to open your Christmas album, via a traditional blockbuster in brand new attire. Only Smokey Robinson could work this magic.
Our song of the day comes from 1970 via the Christmas jedi Bing Crosby.
Burl Ives sang the title track to the Christmas TV special about Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer in 1964.
Actress Zooey Deschanel and her indie mate M. Ward are due to release a Christmas album this October titled 'A Very She and Him Christmas'.
Michael Bublé's follow-up to his 'Crazy Love' record in 2009 is to be a full-length holiday release simply titled 'Christmas'. The album will feature several duets including one with Shania Twain and will be showcased on a TV special in December on NBC.