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Christmas Top Ten circa 2006

My list of ten favorite Christmas records changes a bit every year, but here’s how it looks now. Definitely reveals me as a bit of a slowed-down geezer. This realization hit me pretty hard last month when the piano music in an airport shuttle van caught my ear and I asked the driver what it was. “Piano Therapy,” he replied.

Sy Mann – Switched on Santa (1970)
The Kingston Trio – The Last Month of the Year (1960)
A Child’s Christmas Revels (1993)
The Ventures – The Ventures’ Christmas Album (1966)
Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel – The Gift (1989)
The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album (1964)
John Fahey – The New Possibility (1968)
David Grisman – David Grisman’s Acoustic Christmas (1983)
Phil Spector – A Christmas Gift for You (1963)
Small-Torres Guitar Duo – Winterlight (1993)

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