Sunday, November 21, 2010

That Retro Christmas Feeling

Seeing as most major retailers started pumping the Christmas music hot and heavy the day after Halloween,it doesn't seem that strange to be blogging about this Thanksgiving week.

While Bob and I both like to get a full month out of Christmas enjoyment, we always tend to have the same playful "discussion" about which music to listen to, which happened as if on cue this morning. I tend to crank up the 60s sounds while Bob would prefer everything recorded after about 1955 be left off the playlist. And honestly, neither of us have much of anything produced after about 1970.

What is it about Christmas and that nostalgic retro feel? I get all warm and fuzzy just seeing the Goodfella's white artificial tree in the middle of all the mob killings.

And who didn't have one of these growing up?

This is the only picture I can locate of the paper snow woman I adored growing up, in her red coat and hat, on the bar just to the left of Mom in the picture. So cheesy, so wonderful:

There just aren't words to express my nostalgia for this Christmas decor.

So, without further ado, Tori's Retro Top 20 Playlist

1. Ray Charles' Winter Wonderland,
2. Ray's Rudolph
3. Ray's Santa Claus is Coming to Town (sho'enough good)
5. The Ronette's Sleigh Ride
6. The Ronette's Frosty the Snowman
7. Stevie Wonder's Silver Bells
10. The Drifter's White Christmas
11. Bobby Helm's Jingle Bell Rock
13. Burl Ives' Holly Jolly Christmas
15. Ella's White Christmas
16. Ella's Let it Snow. . .
17. Ella's Jingle Bells
18. Nat King Cole's Christmas Song
19. Glenn Miller's Silver Bells
20. Vince Guaraldi's Christmas Time is Here

(I don't have anything against Bing, really. He should be on the list, actually, if it weren't for the knowledge that Bob's list would probably be made up entirely of Crosby and I'm always counter-programming. Nobody sings Silent Night like Bing.) Still, happy retro holiday season, whatever that means to you.


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