With Thanksgiving over, it is officially acceptable to blast Christmas music on your drive to day care and after-school activities. To get everyone in the holiday spirit, it's important to pick an album that pleases children's ears but won't drive you crazy. For some family-friendly listening, check out these Christmas albums for kids young and old.
A Sesame Street Christmas
Listen to Elmo, Big Bird, and the rest of the gang belt out classics like "Jingle Bells," "White Christmas," and "Winter Wonderland" in Sesame Street's holiday album ($11).
Everyone's favorite explorer gets in the Christmas spirit with her special holiday CD ($8). In addition to traditional carols, Dora sings a few Spanish songs like "Nochebuena" and "Santa Claus Is Coming Aqui."
Daddy Plays: Lullaby Christmas
Sing little ones to sleep with the help of Daddy Plays's acoustic take on holiday music ($12).
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Raffi's Christmas Album
Children's artist Raffi gets families in the holiday spirit with a Christmas album ($8) that mixes classic songs with original hits like "Must Be Santa," "On Christmas Morning," and more.
Christmas With the Chipmunks
Fans of the Chipmunks will enjoy the trio's Christmas compilation ($16), which features their original tune "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)."
Kidz Bop Christmas
A Christmas Together
To prepare kids for Muppets Most Wanted, pop in the Christmas CD ($19). Featuring '70s musician John Denver, the album includes a Muppet-fied rendition of "Twelve Days of Christmas."
A Holly Jolly Kids Christmas
With holiday hits from the Jackson 5, Ella Fitzgerald, and more, A Holly Jolly Kids Christmas ($7) is a must have.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack
Almost 50 years after its release, A Charlie Brown Christmas is still a hit with children and adults. Take the songs everywhere with the film's soundtrack ($7).
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album
With three (soon to be four) Christmas compilations, the Glee cast performs best on their first album ($9), which features classics like "We Need a Little Christmas" and more current songs like "Last Christmas" by Wham!