On Billboard magazine's special year-end weekly Christmas Albums chart, A Christmas Album spent all five weeks that the chart was published in late 1967 at No. 1, making it the best-selling holiday album of 1967 in the U.S. The album charted for the first time on Billboard's weekly Billboard 200 album sales chart in December 1981, peaking at position No. 108 during a five-week chart run.
For the week ending November 24, 2012, the album re-entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 195 and climbed to No. 183 the following week. It has also reached No. 38 on the BillboardTop Pop Catalog Albums chart.
Barbra also recorded an English version of "Gounod's Ave Maria" in 1967. It remained unreleased until 2005 when it was licensed to a Starbucks' compilation Christmas CD called "Baby, It's Cold Outside".