Monday, December 12, 2011
Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Recorded in 1965 by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, A Charlie Brown Christmas has become one of the greatest all time selling Christmas albums. In my home, the season begins with a play-through of the entire album while putting up the tree. I dare you to listen to the instrumental "Christmas Time is here" during a snowfall, and not instantly get into the Holiday spirit. I grabbed a reissued vinyl copy from Urban Outfitters last year at the end of the season for $3. If you like fantastic jazz music and Christmas Carols, you best be getting it before Old St. Nick come down your chimney.