1981: Christmas Album
This album’s crowning jewel is Boney M.’s rendition of Mary’s Boy Child. The song was given a reggae feel and sold more than a million copies when it was released in 1978. Today, the group’s cover of this classic is regularly imitated by professional and amateur bands alike. The rest of Christmas Album is an interesting mix of German, French and English carols, all given a curious Calypso flavour. Mid-way through the Jamaican jaunt is the suitably cheesy instrumental Winter Fairy-Tale; horrendously dated nowadays, but great fun nonetheless.