Of course, I had to include something from the Carpenters' Christmas album. I listened to it for the first time the other day, and I discovered a tune that was suitably morose and over-orchestrated, and a little disturbing--just the kind of thing you'd want on a Christmas album (at least one that the Carpenters were doing). It left me chuckling and shaking my head in wonder, once again.
Friday, December 21, 2007
'Tis the Season for Sharin' Karen (& Willie & Freddy...)
One of my favorite sub-genres of record-collecting is Christmas albums, much to the bemusement of my reason for living. It's a little bemusing to me as well--I bought one, then another, and before I knew it I had a "collection" of them. I use quotation marks because it really isn't much of one, less than ten (but growing!) I'm not even that into Christmas, either. I guess there's just something about the combination of vinyl and Jesus' birthday. Once in a while something magical happens! Something like...