So The Christmas Album was a massive hit in 1992 mainly because of of the novelty of hearing such a distinctive voice singing Christmas classics.The second Christmas album missed the top 40 but went Gold.But the sales of the ones since then have been so dismal.Not only the United States but internationally.Why do record companies bother with Neil Christmas albums when there is a 50 year canon of classic Neil Diamond originals to pick from?
Here are Neil’s US Album sales (Christmas albums):
1992 #8 The Christmas Album – 2X Platinum 2,340,000
1994 #51 Christmas Album, Vol 2 Gold 800,000
2009 #60 A Cherry, Cherry Christmas 200,000 (Did not even chart in any other country)
2013 #193 The Classic Christmas Album 20,000 (Zero US or international gold certifications)
2016 #48 Acoustic Christmas ASNA (Again,Zero US or international gold certifications)
Neil did a ton of media press with A Cherry Cherry Christmas & Acoustic Christmas.Even music videos.Still sold little.The fact that Neil Diamond Christmas is purely compilation,It will be lucky to even make the top 200 (see 2013’s The Classic Christmas Album).50 year vault of original music to remaster and pick from and a 6th Christmas CD is all they can come up with?