Ballard C. Boyd plays the ukulele. And he’s made a tradition of recording a new ukulele Christmas album every year for ten consecutive holiday seasons, as a gift to friends and family.

In 2014, Ballard recorded “Pretty Paper” – a small Holiday sampler that’s available free for download.

The earlier nine albums are available too, below. Not available in any store (because Ballard only owns the rights to the few songs he’s written). You also can download the original cover art by designer Pete Holm, print it out yourself and impress your whole family.

Share with your friends, enemies and small children, and enjoy. Happy Holidays, y’all!

PRETTY PAPER – 2014

Produced and mixed in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. Featuring Jen Kwok on “Pretty Paper”. Cover art by Kelsey Fox Bennett. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

SUDDENLY IT’S CHRISTMAS – 2013

Produced and mixed in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. Cover art by Kelsey Fox Bennett. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

MISTLETOE – 2012

Produced and mixed in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. Cover illustration by Kelsey Fox Bennett. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN! – 2011

Produced and mixed in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Artwork by Pete Holm. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

WAIT, IT’S CHRISTMAS ALREADY?

Produced and mixed in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY & Franklin, TN. Artwork by Pete Holm. “Egg Nog Surprise” written by Ballard C. Boyd. Music for “The Firewood Song” written by Ballard C. Boyd, with all lyrics originally from “The Firewood Poem” written by Celia Congreve. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

YULE KULELE – 2009

Produced and mixed in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Artwork by Pete Holm. “A Christmas Lullabye” & “Gingerbread Man Tuxedo” written by Ballard himself. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS – 2008

Produced and mixed by Brett Murphy @ Surround Arts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Artwork by Pete Holm. “Christmas Tree Lights” & “Christmas In Your Eyes” & the super secret “Hey, Santa” written by Ballard himself. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

CHRISTMAS WITH U – 2007

Produced and mixed by Lee Noble @ Radex Studios, Franklin, TN. Artwork by Pete Holm. “Christmas With U” & “Don’t Know Much ‘Bout Hanukkah” written by Ballard himself. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

UKELELE HOLIDAY – 2006

Also recorded, produced, and mixed in the same 3 x 3 ft. space in Ballard’s tiny Colorado apartment. “Christmas Upside Down” written by Ballard himself. Or click here to download a .zip file of the entire album.

A UKELELE CHRISTMAS – 2005

Recorded, produced, and mixed in the same 3 x 3 ft. space in Ballard’s tiny apartment in Colorado. Or click here to download a .zip file of the entire album.