Yeah, its a little late but since I bought these for Michelle, I just got a chance to listen to them!
The Beach Boys Christmas Album is a classic. I remember playing this record over and over as a kid when my parents pulled it for the Christmas season. Rarely has a band taken classic Christmas songs and adapted them to their style as well as the Beach Boy's do here.
Deana Carter's Father Christmas is the complete opposite. Deana, accompanied by only an acoustic guitar, strips a set of Christmas classics down to the bare essential emotion that makes Christmas special. This is so good I could enjoy this album anytime of the year. 20 years from now, they will call this a classic.