Vince Guaraldi Trio: Christmastime Is Here (Instrumental)

I consider myself lucky. I managed to make it through the first weekend of December relatively unscathed by bad Christmas music—I didn't even hear the "Do They Know It's Christmas?" remake, which I consider a victory. But there's one album you could put on repeat from now until December 25 and I wouldn't mind one bit: A Charlie Brown Christmas.

The great Vince Guaraldi was a frequent collaborator with the Peanuts gang, scoring first this Christmas album, then the soundtracks of many other holiday specials. What's incredible though, is how much these 1965 recordings have retained their awesome staying power. Really, what other Christmas album do you need? [iTunes]

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I bought this on vinyl last year, and this year there's a "limited edition" color vinyl at the chain of stores I go to. I really hate it when limited editions come out after I buy something, but before the thing I buy breaks. Can't very well buy another copy, and wouldn't feel great about either selling a relatively recent purchase for a loss, or gifting it to someone so I could purchase a new copy for myself. Screw limited editions.