It’s (somehow) December again…a quick year indeed. For the first Holiday post of many, let’s begin with Vince Guaraldi’s classic score for the 1965 Peanuts TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Nostalgia inducing holiday instrumental jazz at it’s best, this CBS soundtrack is as familiar as the cartoon itself.
Not only does this reign as my favorite Holiday album, but it is also among my very favorite albums of any genre – ever. It is about as close to perfect as an album can get. The length, material, production…everything. What’s more, it’s perfect for even those who don’t like “holiday music.”