This album holds the title for best-selling Christmas/Holiday album in the States with over 13 million shipped. Though Presley mostly covered others' work, two original songs were commissioned for the album,
"Santa Bring My Baby Back (to Me)," written by Aaron Schroeder and Claude Demetrius, and "Santa Claus Is Back In Town," written by über-composers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Though the song was written for Berry by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie, the 1958 45 rpm has the song as written by "C. Berry Music & M. Brodie." This may have been to make the recording more "cool" by disassociating the song from Marks, who wrote the original "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Christmas song.
Spector treated a series of mostly secular Christmas standards to his trademark "Wall of Sound" treatment, and the selections feature the vocal performances of Spector's regular artists during this period. The Phil Spector composition "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," sung by Darlene Love, is also included.
Aside from "Little Saint Nick," which was released the year before, the album is full of new Beach Boys originals, including "The Man with All the Toys"; "Santa's Beard"; "Merry Christmas, Baby"; and "Christmas Day."
A compilation with music by The Sonics, The Galaxies, and The Wailers. Among the original holiday songs on the record are The Sonics' "Don't Believe in Christmas" and "Santa Claus." The Wailers contribute "She's Comin' Home," "Christmas Spirit??" and "Maybe This Year." The Galaxies' original piece is called "Christmas Eve."
This record compiles the Christmas singles released to Beatles fan club members from 1963-1969, which includes some Fab Four originals: "Happy Christmas to Ya List'nas" (1965), "Everywhere It's Christmas" (1966), "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" (1967), and "Happy Christmas, Happy New Year" (1968).
"Christmas Must Be Tonight" was written by Robbie Robertson, a member of The Band, but the song was also recorded as a solo hit for Robertson in 1988 for the soundtrack to the holiday comedy film, Scrooged.
This compilation of Christmas tunes from the alter-ego of British punk band The Boys contains the original works "The Ballad of the Warrington," "Another Christmas," and a re-worked "C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S."
Now known to many as the first "alternative Christmas compilation," the album brings together Material with Nona, Hendryx, August Darnell, Charlélie Couture, Suicide, Cristina, The Waitresses, Was (Not Was), Alan Vega, and Davitt Sigerson who all perform original compositions. "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses is probably the best known of the songs.
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for relief of the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia. The single was released by Band Aid, a supergroup of performers including members of U2, Genesis, The Boomtown Rats, Spandau Ballet, Ultravox, Duran Duran, Heaven 17, Bananarama, Shalamar, They Style Council, Kool & The Gang, Wham!, Status Quo, Culture Club, The Police, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Big Country, and musicians Paul Young, Marilyn, David Bowie, and Paul McCartney.