Christmas & Hanukkah Vinyl Collection

I love the holidays.  I love them so much that I vomit glitter at the stroke of midnight on Black Friday, and I don’t stop until New Year’s Day.  I usually struggle to wait until after Thanksgiving to start listening to Christmas music, and once it starts, it’s pretty much all I’m listening to until December 26th.  And I also spin the dreidel, so you can bet I’ve got a lot of Hanukkah tunes in heavy rotation as well.

I’ve been accumulating holiday music on CD for 25 years, but only in the past couple of years have I started adding to my holiday vinyl collection.  Over the past month, I’ve been highlighting a piece of that collection every day on Instagram, but I decided to make a quick video too.  If you’re interested in seeing my eclectic collection of merry-making tunes, check it out below.

Holiday Sampler: December 2


This is hands-down the best version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” ever recorded. I stumbled upon it when I first listened to what has become one of my favorite holiday albums, “A Merry 1940s Christmas.” When I heard this track, I was in love.

December 2: Pearl Bailey & Hot Lips Page, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”