Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Vinyl Countdown: Looking at Some Classic and Not-So-Classic Holiday Records

With the holiday season upon us, let's make like the Ghost of Christmas Past and look back at our historic examination of Xmas vinyl from 2015. Last year we devoted 25 days to listening to and singing the praises of some new and old records, all Christmas-themed. We still have many of these records in the shop, as well as some new classics. You should also check out our 5.99 bins, which are chock-ful of weird and wonderful Xmas records from all periods and genres.

This is a real "Good, Bad, and Ugly" type list, so be prepared for some duds, some crtiticisms, and some hidden gems.

Here's the list. (click on the albums to read our posts):

25. Santa Claus is Canadian by Various Artists
24. Christmas Cheer by Les Paul and Mary Ford
23. Imagene Peise: Atlas Eats Christmas by The Flaming Lips
22. Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Fred Astaire and Friends
21. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi Trio
20. Country Christmas by Various Artists
19. Elvis' Christmas Album by Elvis Presley
18. Rocky Mountain Christmas by John Denver
17. A Dave Brubeck Christmas by Dave Brubeck
16. Christmas Wishes by Anne Murray
15. An Oscar Peterson Christmas by Oscar Peterson
14. Merry Merry Christmas by New Kids on the Block
13. A Very Special Christmas by Various Artists
12. The Jackson 5 Christmas Album by The Jackson 5
11. Christmas Songs by Bad Religion
10. The Sounds of Christmas from Blacks by Various Artists
9. Christmas with the Chippers by The Chippers
8. Light of the Stable by Emmylou Harris
7. Ace Records presents Rhythm & Blues Christmas by Various Artists
6. It's a Holiday Soul Party by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
5. A Very She & Him Christmas by She & Him
4. Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift for You by Various Artists
3. Burl Ives' Christmas Album by Burl Ives
2. If I Should Fall From Grace With God by The Pogues
1. Christmas 1979 by Wild Billy Childish

1 comment:

  1. Good list. Not a Christmas album, per se, but every year with the first snow fall, I like Kate Bush's "50 words for snow"