‘Happiness, through the years, to you’

Six years ago, readers who made their way to this corner of the blogosphere found “Three Under The Tree,” a series of Christmas music posts. 

Every December that followed, readers who made their way here found Christmas music, some of it the same year after year.

Last year, though, I wrote that my passion for Christmas music had waned, so things were downsized to “A Smaller Christmas.”

I’ve bought just two Christmas records in the last year, and both because they were on colored vinyl. I’ve been loath to listen to them, but I finally gave one a spin last night. Turns out it’s kind of charming, an unexpected joy.

There will be some other cuts as Christmas draws near, but let’s start with holiday greetings from Lou Reed from 25 years ago.


“Holiday I.D.,” Lou Reed, from “Winter Warnerland,” 1988. It’s out of print, and apparently a collectible. I found it for a dollar.

Please visit our other blog, The Midnight Tracker, for more vintage vinyl, one side at a time.


Filed under Christmas music, December 2013, Sounds

2 responses to “‘Happiness, through the years, to you’

  1. Scott Thomson

    Ahem .. “Lou Reed” and “Christmas Music” are two phrases that I’m having trouble melding. Juxtaposing the guy who sang “When the spike hits my vein” with anything related to the Christ Child is problematic. But hey, the Thin White Duke sang backup on “The Little Drummer Boy” ….

  2. I occasionally DJ Christmas parties. This set always goes with me and confuses people. I blogged about it (and posted it) here: http://audioarchives.blogspot.com/2009/12/released-by-warner-bros.html

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