Now That's What I Call Christmas! UK vs US [2013]

And NOW, the 2013 Editions...


And Happy 30th Anniversary to 
Now That's What I Call Music.

The latest Now That's What I Call Christmas was released November 4, 2013 in the UK.  It is a comprehensive three-disc collection of popular Christmas songs with a decidedly British bent.  If you own any of the previous volumes in the UK Now Xmas series, you probably own most of these already although two songs appear for the first time on a Now Xmas album.  Here's a handy dandy tracklist guide:

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)11111110
All I Want for Christmas Is You2------
Fairytale of New York3233-6-
Last Christmas43----4
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday5466942
Merry Christmas Everybody65771133
Driving Home for Christmas7654----
Do They Know It's Christmas?8722-21
I Believe in Father Christmas984462411
Mistletoe and Wine10925252026-
Lonely This Christmas11105245-3216
Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord1211-----
Stop the Cavalry13121717141713
Merry Christmas Everyone1413-----
Step Into Christmas1514558115
Not Tonight Santa16151216---
Wonderful Christmastime171699258
2000 Miles181747----
Christmas Lights1919-----
The Power of Love20------
Blue Christmas2121-----
White Christmas2222222252918
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year2323-----
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!242424241728-
The Christmas Song252523232127-
Winter Wonderland2626-----
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas2727-----
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town2828-----
Sleigh Ride2929-----
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree303028281013-
Frosty the Snowman31314413-14-
Never Do a Tango With an Eskimo32323030---
Santa Baby3333161848-
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus3434-----
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer3535-----
Little Saint Nick36361010121214
Lonely Pup (In a Christmas Shop)37372727---
Baby, It's Cold Outside3838-----
Silver Bells3939-----
O Little Town of Bethlehem4040-----
The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot4141-----
I'll Be Home for Christmas4242-----
When a Child Is Born (Soleado)4343----17
A Spaceman Came Travelling44445043192512
O Holy Night4545-----
Silent Night46463737-30-
In The Bleak Mid Winter47473939---
In Dulci Jubilo49498815166
Saviour's Day50505346---
Walking in the Air515149422231-
A Winter's Tale52525144---
Stay Another Day535348----
December Song5454-----
Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy5520-49-40-
Happy This Christmas5656-----
Ring Out Solstice Bells57574141---
Christmas Wrapping585811-13--
Do They Know It's Christmas?595921213--
We Wish You A Merry Christmas60604040---
The Twelve Days of Christmas61613434---
Auld Lang Syne6262-----
Happy New Year63636460---

Numbers indicate tracklist position on each album respectively.


The eighth Holiday-themed Now album Stateside is simply titled Now Christmas.  The double-disc collection was released way back on October 8th and features 32 songs. Like it's British cousin, this one has all been done before. If you missed the first seven, or especially if you own the first seven, this is a must buy.  (HERC does not own all seven of the previous releases nor did he buy this one.  Yet.)

FULL DISCLOSURE: HERC did not compile either playlist featured on this post but his favorite Christmas song at the time this was written is featured below in two flavors in celebration of its 10th Anniversary:

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