The Top Holiday Albums chart ranks the 50 most popular seasonal albums of the week in the US based on multimetric consumption, measured in equivalent album units. The units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit is equivalent to one album sale or 10 tracks of an album sold, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid / subscription on-demand audio and video streams generated from tracks on an album. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
The Top Holiday Albums chart, dated October 9, is filled with well-known favorites from the world of seasonal albums, including the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s soundtrack A Charlie Brown Christmas, Michael Bublés Christmas, Mariah Careys Merry Christmas and Nat “King” Coles The Christmas carol. The highest debut on the charts is that of Chris Tomlin Emmanuel: Christmas carols of adorationwhich will start at number 8 after its release on September 24th.
Upcoming Christmas album releases that are likely to hit the top Holiday album charts include: Darren Criss’ Have a very nice Christmas (due October 8), Josh Turner’s King size crib (Oct. 8), Kelly Clarksons When Christmas comes (Oct. 15), Norah Jones’ I dream of Christmas (October 15), Jim Brickmans A Christmas symphony (October 22), Kristin Chenoweths Happiness is … Christmas! (October 22), Brett Eldredges Mr. Christmas (October 22), Zach Williams’ I don’t want Christmas to end (Oct. 22), Brett Young & Friends’ Sing the Christmas classics (Oct. 22), Annie’s Gun Hell vacation (Oct. 22), Rob Thomas’ Something about the Christmas season (Oct. 22), Nat “King” Cole’s A sentimental Christmas party with Nat “King” Cole and his friends: Cole Classics re-introduced (Oct. 29), Pentatonix’s Evergreen (Oct. 29), Matthew Wests We need Christmas (October 29) and Steve Perrys The season (November 5th).