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Music Lover’s Gift Guide

Have a music lover on your gift list?  With only 10 days left until Christmas, here’s a Gift Guide with 10 picks from us that are sure to make any rock-and-roller happy.

 

  1. Recycled Record Home Décor – Album clocks, bowls, coasters or Christmas ornaments made from recycled records are sure to please any vinyl lover.
  2. Shot Glasses – Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd or AC/DC shot glass sets are a great addition to any bar.
  3. Rock and Roll Games – Band album cover puzzles or Woodstock playing cards make great stocking stuffers.
  4. U2’s Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Box Set – This box set is a must-have for any U2 fan on your list.
  5. U2’s Songs of Experience LP – Rolling Stone Magazine just gave this new U2 release 4.5 stars.
  6. Record Player – Know someone that doesn’t have a record player but wants to start listening to vinyl?  A portable record player makes a great first turntable.  With built in speakers, 3 speeds and RCA output, you can just plug it in and play.
  7. Record Store Day Black Friday Exclusive Record Releases – Buying for a record collector? Record Store Day Black Friday exclusive, limited edition, picture discs, and colored vinyl records are a welcome addition to any collection.
  8. Art & Books –Have someone who appreciates shopping local? If so, then a handcrafted piece of art by a local artist or a book by a local author is a great gift. 
  9. Rock Wear – Tie-Dye is not just for hippies! Tie-Dye shirts or rock t’s are always a big hit.
  10. Gift Certificate – Give the gift of music simply with a Vinyl Revival gift certificate and let your music loving friends and family shop for their faves.

My Top 10 Christmas Songs

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Whether the lyrics are happy or sad, there’s no denying that Christmas music can touch your heart. You can put a Christmas tune on and cry your eyes out or merrily decorate your home to the sounds of the season.  From classical standards by gospel choirs to novelty tunes by popular artists, there are Christmas tunes for every musical taste. There are many, many Christmas songs that I enjoy hearing every year, but here is a list of what I’d consider to be my favorite 10 Christmas songs.

10.  Santa Claus is Coming to Town – The Jackson 5 and Bruce Springsteen versions

9.  The Christmas Song – Johnny Mathis

8.  Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses

7.  Christmas – U2

6.  Happy Xmas (War is Over) – John Lennon

5.  Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney

4.  Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Dean Martin

3.  The Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby and David Bowie

2.  Blue Christmas – Elvis

1.  Silent Night – The Temptations

Since I’m Italian, I have to give honorable mention to Dominick the Donkey by Lou Monte too.

My favorite Christmas song is The Temps’ Silent Night.  What’s yours?