Christina Aguilera - The Christmas Song
Released: October 24th, 2000
Album: My Kind Of Christmas
The album was released in 2000, but this song was recorded and released as a single in 1999 and was kept on the album released the following year.
My Kind Of Christmas peaked at #28 on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
Interesting Facts: A “Holiday Remix” of this song was released with a backing dance beat. You know, a dance beat…for this slow, reflective song that makes people feel warm and cozy. It was not a good choice.
Hanson - Silent Night Medley
Released: November 18th, 1997
Album: Snowed In
Snowed In was the second album released by Hanson following the success of their debut album Middle Of Nowhere. It was the best selling holiday album of 1997 peaking at #7 on the Billboard 200 and has sold over 2 million copies.
Interesting Facts: Hanson is still recording music and even released another Christmas album in 2017 titled Finally It’s Christmas, which features several of their children.
Celine Dion - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Released: October 30th, 1998
Album: These Are The Special Times
These Are The Special Times is one of the best selling Christmas albums of all time. It has been certified five-times platinum in the US and Diamond in Canada. It has sold over 12 million copies worldwide
Interesting Facts: Celine’s album almost topped the Billboard 200 charts, but it finished 2nd to Garth Brooks’ Double Live. Proof of how big Garth Brooks was in the 90s.