When you've finished the last of your candy corn and licked your fingers clean from devouring turkey legs, feast your ears to Christmas music sung by Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, while you festively decorate or host family and loved ones. But don't overlook some of this season's Christmas albums that include original compositions: Tori Amos' 'Midwinter Graces' includes self-written 'A Silent Night With You,' 'Snow Angel,' and 'Winter's Carol,' while Sting's 'If on a Winter's Night...' steers clear of the familiar, leaning more towards formal madrigals in 'You Only Cross My Mind in Winter' and 'The Hounds of Winter.' Check out the list of Christmas music releases for the 2009 season (starting in October) after the jump.
Various Artists, 'Now That's What I Call A Country Christmas'
Jim Brickman, 'The Hymns & Carols of Christmas'
Prague Philharmonia, 'The Irish Tenors Christmas'
Chris Tomlin, 'Glory in the Highest: Christmas Songs'
Various Artists, 'Yule Logs'
David Archuleta, 'Christmas from the Heart'
Charlie Daniels, 'Joy to the World: A Bluegrass Christmas'
Neil Diamond, 'A Cherry Cherry Christmas'
Bob Dylan, 'Christmas in the Heart'
Aretha Franklin, 'This Christmas'
The Jackson 5, 'Ultimate Christmas Collection'
Barry Manilow, 'In the Swing of Christmas'
Mannheim Steamroller, 'Christmas 25th Anniversary Collection'
Sugarland, 'Gold And Green'
Various Artists, 'The Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection'
Olivia Newton-John, 'Christmas Wish'
Phil Spector, 'A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector'
Sting, 'If On A Winter's Night...'
Joe, 'Home Is the Essence of Christmas'
REO Speedwagon, 'Not So Silent Night'
Straight No Chaser, 'Christmas Cheers'
Tori Amos, 'Midwinter Graces'
Johnny Reid, 'Christmas'
Soundtrack, 'A Christmas Story'
The Priests, 'Harmony'
Soundtrack, 'Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas'
Various Artists, 'A Very Special Christmas 7'
Petula Clark, 'This Is Christmas'
Chevonne, 'Unwrap Me'
Kenny Rankin, 'Christmas Album'