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Elvis Presley Tops "Billboard" List of Best-Selling Christmas Albums

Image courtesy of RCA/Legacy Recordings (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of RCA/Legacy Recordings (via ABC News Radio)

Every year brings a new crop of holiday albums by a variety of music stars.  Some go on to achieve platinum success -- like Rod Stewart 's 2012 disc Merry Christmas, Baby , for example -- while others are forgotten.  But what are the best-selling Christmas albums of all time?  Billboard has compiled a list of the 10 top-selling holiday discs in U.S. history, and the King of Rock 'n' Roll himself, Elvis Presley , still reigns supreme.

Presley's Elvis' Christmas Album , which first came out back in 1957, remains the biggest-selling Christmas album of all time in the U.S., with 10 million copies sold.  Yuletide collections by such other legendary singers as Nat King Cole , Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis also appear on the tally.

Here is Billboard 's full top 10 list:

Elvis Presley, Elvis' Christmas Album -- 10 million copies sold

Kenny G, Miracles: The Holiday Album -- 7.3 million copies

(three-way tie) Nat King Cole's The Christmas Song , Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas and A Fresh Aire Christmas --  6 million copies

Josh Groban, Noel -- 5.7 million copies

Mariah Carey, Merry Christmas -- 5.3 million

Celine Dion, These Are Special Times -- 5.2 million

Barbara Streisand, A Christmas Album -- 5 million plus

Johnny Mathis, Merry Christmas -- 5 million

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