If we had to pick one record you should own, of all holiday records, one would have to be the 1965 Vince Guaraldi Trio's release of "A Charlie Brown Christmas." This is the soundtrack to the CBS "A Charlie Brown Christmas" special that is still played every year at this time. Yeah it's a jazz record, but it's so cool and fresh, it will be a favorite regardless of your usual favorite genre of music.
Well over 4 million of these records have been sold. That does not happen often for holiday releases. It is one of the most recognizable pieces of music for an American Christmas. The Vince Guaraldi Trio's A Charlie Brown Christmas has been voted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry list of "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important" sound recordings.
The current release comes on limited edition green vinyl and sounds amazing. This is not just a kids record, do not be fooled. This is a jazzmaster, Vince Guaraldi, at the top of his game. With drummer Jerry Granelli, and bassist Fred Marshall, they created a record that your kids and grandkids will also buy one day.