December 21, 2022
There’s nothing quite like the sweet sound of vinyl. Despite our massive leaps forward in audio technology, the majestic sound of a vinyl record just can’t be beaten! We love nostalgia and traditions, and think vinyl is a wonderful way to incorporate this sentiment and music into your holidays! You can find loads of classic Christmas vinyl albums at used record shops, thrift stores, and even garage sales. However, you can’t do much with a record without a record player! If you’ve been browsing for a player but haven’t made a decision yet, we’re here to help. Whether you’re looking to get a player for your own family or as the perfect gift, we’ve found two that are just right for any budget. Of course, we also rounded up three essential Christmas albums we have fond memories of and believe everyone should add to their album collection!
Victrola Three Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Record Player
This affordable and portable record player comes complete with inbuilt speakers and Bluetooth connectivity. You can play your records on the move or even just connect a device to play music digitally. With funky colors and everything you need to have music on the go; this Victrola Three Speed is perfect for anyone looking to get into the vinyl scene.
On the opposite side of the spectrum is the Audio-Technica-AT-LP60X, which does come at a much higher price point but is exactly what you want for any vinyl aficionado looking for an upgrade. Complete with portable speakers and a cleaning kit, you’ll be prepared for any record-playing scenario. The AT-LP60X will look excellent next to your holiday party’s cocktails and snacks, spinning the night’s festive Christmas tunes for all to hear.
Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album
When you think of Christmas music, it’s hard not to think of Tony Bennet as well. This vinyl of Tony’s seminal Christmas album is a fitting addition to any budding album shelf, Christmas or not. Hits like “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “Winter Wonderland” will sound simply magical, drifting over your holiday festivities as it gently glides on your turntable.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi Trio
Who can say no to a green vinyl record? A collectible reissue of the classic Christmas soundtrack, this emerald vinyl looks almost as festive as it sounds. For display or to play, you can’t have a Christmas album collection without Charlie Brown. Although you can play these well-known songs from any music streaming service, they’ll sound simply marvelous coming from your brand new record player.
Sinatra Ultimate Christmas
This collection of Sinatra’s greatest Christmas and Holiday hits is essential for anyone who loves Christmas or great music. Sinatra’s voice is timeless, but only on vinyl does it sound ethereal and crisp. Just the way it did during the Christmases of yesteryear. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” and “The Little Drummer Boy” will transport your home back to the Holiday parties of decades long past.