Anyone who knows me knows the largest portion of my CD collection is of Christmas music. Every year my wife, son or daughter purchases a new album or two to add to the collection. To date my favorite is Vanessa Williams' Star Bright. However, this year I was gifted with A Charlie Brown's Christmas by Vince Guaraldi, destined to be a classic.
There are LOTS more recordings out there and John Fleming, the Times Performing Critic has produced a collection of some of his recommendations.