By Jen Houston 
Five tried-and-true divas have delivered this year’s best holiday albums. If your mom insists on only playing Christmas music during festivities, replace her Christmas Classics cassette with these selections to save your sanity. 

1. Wintersong – Sarah McLachlan 

2. Christmas Songs – Diana Krall 

3. This Christmas – Aretha 

4. A New Thought For Christmas – Melissa Etheridge 

5. Joy to the World (X-Mas) – Faith Hill 

If you end up needing a break from all that estrogen, check out Josh Groban’s Noel or Elvis Presley’s Christmas Duets