My two favorites albums would be John Klein's A Christmas Sound Spectacular from 1959 and Johnny Mathis's Merry Christmas album from 1958. The John Klein album is great for both adults and kids as it features some great jazz orchestrations and the largest Carillon in the world, so it is festive and reverential all at the same time. At times you can hear sleigh bells jingling, trumpets sounding like horses neighing, and strings and harps that glisten like the sound of snow falling. This iconic RCA Living Stereo album just got remastered and released for the first time ever on CD. I was honored to be chosen to write the liner notes for this historic release, which also includes Mr. Klein's very fine second holiday album as well as part of a twofer CD. Johnny Mathis's Merry Christmas album features the magnificent string arrangements of Percy Faith and this great album, with its chimes and plucking strings, seems like it was made to play while the family gathers around the Christmas tree. To this day, my daughter will not let us open any presents until Johnny Mathis's iconic holiday album is playing on the stereo.