Sunday, December 7, 2003

Christmas best-sellers

Top-selling CDs this year

1. Harry for the Holidays, Harry Connick Jr.

2. Now that's What I Call Christmas 2: The Signature Collection, various artists.

3. All I Want for Christmas is a Real Good Tan, Kenny Chesney

4. American Idol: The Great Holiday Classics, various artists

5. Santa Claus Lane, Hilary Duff

6. Now That's What I Call Christmas!, various artists

7. It's Christmas Time, Elvis Presley

8. Christmas Extraordinaire, Mannheim Steamroller

9. Kidz Bop Christmas, Kidz Bop Kids

10. Peace, Jim Brickman

Source: Billboard magazine

Top-selling CDs in 2002

1. Dream a Dream, Charlotte Church

2. Faith: A Holiday Album, Kenny G

3. My Kind of Christmas, Christina Aguilera

4. Platinum Christmas, Various Artists

5. Home For Christmas, 'N Sync

6. Classic Christmas, Billy Gilman

7. Another Rosie Christmas, Rosie O'Donnell

8. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Soundtrack

9. The Three Tenors Christmas, Carreras-Domingo-Pavarotti

10. These Are Special Times, Celine Dion

Best sellers

Best-selling Christmas CDs of all time (5 million copies and up)

Miracles: the Holiday Album, Kenny G (1994; 8 million)

Elvis' Christmas Album, Elvis Presley (1957; 7 million)

Merry Christmas, Johnny Mathis (1958; 5 million)

A Christmas Album, Barbra Streisand (1967; 5 million)

Merry Christmas, Mariah Carey (1994; 5 million)

A Fresh Aire Christmas, Mannheim Steamroller (1988; 5 million)

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Mannheim Steamroller (1984; 5 million)

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