Not surprised, but here is another list of suggested listenings for the Christmas Season by Sarah Bryan Miller of SLT today. From her list I was most interested in the recording of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" by the Nashville Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. I love this opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, and the fact there is a bonus track makes it all that more enticing.
Jeremy Eichler's list isn't a Christmas album list, but a list of what you might want for Christmas. An interesting note is the Hilary Hahn's Schoenberg and Sibelius Violin Concertos (Deutsche Grammophon), which is the second list to include this album and of the Grammy Best Classical Album nominees, the only one listed. Lully: Psyché is included in Eichler's list and nominated for Best Opera Recording. Mr Eichler must like violin concertos too as three of his ten choices are violin concertos.