Sunday, December 17, 2006
Today's Christmas cd/A Charlie Brown Christmas
Vince Guaraldi Trio/A Charlie Brown Christmas/1988 (original recording,1965)
This was Tom's Sunday Christmas cd selection.
If I were pressed to choose only one album for the entire month of December, it would be this one. When it begins to play, I feel a sense of calm coming over me. I am filled with a warm nostalgia for past Christmases and a joy for the present one. If a person is feeling a little mid-December letdown from bustling around, this is the perfect antidote. It stops the listener in his tracks and reminds us of Charlie Brown's "true meaning of Christmas." The music is lovely beyond description.