Friday, December 21, 2007

Greatest Christmas Album of All Time

This post has been in the back of my head since Thanksgiving, but one thing after another pushed it aside. Regardless, A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Original Sound Track Recording of the CBS Television Special is hands down the best Christmas album I’ve ever heard. Don’t let the cartoon fool you. The Vince Guaraldi Trio puts a smooth jazz edge on each track that does no insult to the original, including “What Child Is This?” and “Hark the Herald the Angels Sing.” Check out the reviews on Amazon — 210 total with a well-deserved 5 stars.

The second-greatest Christmas album of all time is Portraits of Christmas by Wind Machine. We play it whenever we have company during the holidays and without exception it always captures their attention: “Who is that?” But good luck trying to find it, it’s out of print.

Thank you.