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The Ultimate Broadway Holiday Playlist

December 5, 2016 by Juliana Panzera
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The time you’ve been waiting for has arrived! The holidays are here. What better way to celebrate the season than by listening to some of the biggest and brightest Broadway stars sing your favorite Christmas carols? Here is our list of  the best Broadway holiday albums.

1. Leslie Odom, Jr. –  Simply Christmas (2016)

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Aaron Burr himself successfully serenades us with this soulful take on these gorgeous Christmas classics.

2. Idina Menzel – Holiday Wishes (2014)

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The cold never bothered her, anyway! If you’ve ever wanted to here Idina belt “All I Want For Christmas is You,” this is the album for you.

3. Matthew Morrison – A Classic Christmas (2013)

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We love Broadway heartthrob Matthew Morrison’s tasteful album of classic holiday standards.

4. Megan Hilty – A Merry Little Christmas (2016)

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If you (still) miss Smash, Megan Hilty’s Christmas album may just the thing you need. She can be our star any holiday season!

5. Barbra Streisand – A Christmas Album (1967)

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Barbra. That is all the convincing anyone should need to listen to this album.

6. Kristin Chenoweth – A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas (2008)

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Everyone’s favorite Broadway dynamo makes the usual Christmas hits just a little more fun.

7. Julie Andrews – Greatest Christmas Songs (2000)

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She’s beauty, she’s grace, she’s Ms. Julie Andrews. This album is one of our favorite things.

8. Josh Groban – Noel (2007)

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The quintessential Christmas Album from Broadway’s brightest new star who just happens to be an angelic Lyric Baritone.

9. Broadway’s Carols for a Cure (2016)

Photo Credit: Broadway Cares
Photo Credit: Broadway Cares

Every year Broadway comes together and record “Carols for a Cure” to raise money for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids. The cast of Hamilton singing “Joy to the World?” Yes, please.

For your listening enjoyment, we have curated a playlist with some of our favorites from these albums and more! Listen on Spotify:

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