The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas

I remember Christmas when I was a lad. The sheer anticipation of it was incredible. The only thing that rivaled it was the break for summer vacation but even then, not so much. The whole build up to Christmas, decorating the house, getting the tree, the countless dinner parties my parents would host, the thought [...]

Christmas Cocktails

While we’re in the holiday spirit I thought it’d be fun to discuss a Christmas box set that I enjoy. Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails is a three part disc set of incredible Christmas tunes performed by the major lounge performers of the fifties and sixties. If you are faintly interested in jazz or lounge or mambo [...]

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas was recorded by the Vince Guaraldi Trio in 1965. This is album is one I would consider essential to anyone really looking to score their holiday. It successfully does what I think few if any other holiday albums do by setting a cool calm tone, it’s not so much “jolly”. It’s [...]