Christmas music always has a way to brighten your mood. It’s also the best way to get into the holiday spirit. But why listen to those boring classic songs when you can bring back song childhood holiday nostalgia by some of the best albums from that time.
You can jam out all holiday season long with your favorite artist you use to listen to as a kid. So to all the millennials who want to make the ultimate throwback Christmas playlist, you’re in luck! Below is a list of the best Christmas albums that you grew up with that will definitely make you feel like a kid again.
*NSYNC, Home For Christmas
Every girl was obsessed with *NSYNC in the 90s and 2000s. But let’s be honest, we’re still obsessed with them today. So getting the Home for Christmas album was 100 percent at the top of our Christmas list as a kid. And of course, once we got our hands on it we blared it throughout the whole house.
Hilary Duff, Santa Claus Lane
Now, this is one of the most underrated Christmas albums of our childhood.
Hilary Duff’s Christmas album is one of the most underrated masterpieces of our time. You probably recognize the smash hit Santa Claus Lane from hearing it in The Santa Clause 2, but the rest of the album deserves your love and affection, too. Seriously, what did we do to deserve I Heard Santa on the Radio, Hil’s collaboration with Christina Milian?
Aly & AJ, Acoustic Hearts of Winter
Speaking of The Santa Clause movies… let’s talk about Aly & AJ’s Acoustic Hearts of Winter album. It features The Greatest Time of Year, which was on The Santa Clause 2 soundtrack and used to heavily promote the film. This song was always on TV in 2006, and it didn’t slow down in 2007, because the sisters released a deluxe edition of the album that year.
98º, This Christmas
In 1999, This Gift by 98º was unavoidable. It even made the American Top 40. Although you probably have no idea what the Lachey brothers and those other two guys with generic boy band names are up to these days, you will never hear this song without thinking of Nick, his frosted tips, and chunky ’90s sweaters. This Christmas
Mariah Carey, Merry Christmas
Mariah Carey basically invented Christmas music, so obviously, Merry Christmas is making this list. All I Want for Christmas Is You is absolutely iconic, and probably reminds you of trekking through the Macy’s fragrance section with your mom all season long.