40 Essential Christmas Albums

By | December 18, 2013

RollingStone Music

34/40

 Hanson, 'Snowed In'

Released in 1997, the same year that the classic “Mmmbop” topped the charts,  this quickie album is a tasty pop-rock candy cane. Taylor Hanson hadn’t hit  puberty yet, and his voice sounds as clear as a Christmas bell. Best track:  their version of “Run Rudolph Run,” popularized but not written by Chuck  Berry. Playing their own instruments, the teenage trio hurtle through the  song, going as fast as they can without driver’s licenses.
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