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Christmas albums were hot in the Nov. 27-Dec. 3 sales period as 18 holiday albums made their way into the top 200.

It was Wynonna, however, who made the biggest — rising to No. 53 from 190. Her Curb album, “A Classic Christmas,” enjoyed a 230% sales bump to 26,000 units, the largest boost on the Nielsen SoundScan chart. Album is being driven by the hit single “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

But Wynonna may enjoy another boost on the heels of several TV appearances. She’ll appear Friday on “The Rachael Ray Show,” Dec. 16 on NBC’s “Ice Skating” special and Dec. 17 on “Good Morning America Weekend Edition” and “Naomi’s New Morning” on Hallmark.

Christmas albums debuting last week and selling 9,000 copies each were “Mary Mary Christmas” (Columbia) at No. 148, and Twisted Sister’s “Twisted Christmas” (Razor & Tie) one slot lower. Other debuts: Gladys Knight’s “Christmas Celebration” (No. 171, 7,000 sold); the compilation “Treasury of Christmas” (No. 191, 6,000); “Blue Collar Christmas Redneck Style” (No. 196, 6,000); and “The Nativity Story: Sacred Songs” soundtrack (No. 199, 6,000).

“Elvis Christmas,” RCA’s repacking of Presley’s 1957 Christmas album and his 1971 “The Wonderful World of Christmas,” sold 21,000 and rose 51 slots to No. 69. And in a moment of come all ye faithful, Kenny G posted nearly identical numbers for his current album, “I’m in the Mood for Love,” and last year’s “The Greatest Holiday Classics.” Both discs sold 16,000 units.

Sufjan Stevens’ five-disc set “Songs for Christmas” faded in its second week, selling 8,000 and dropping to No. 154.