Monday, 17 December 2012
Yesterday was the day for buying our tree - and for digging out the Christmas records! Of course, we've had Christmas music playing for *weeks* by now - but all of it on CD (including all the cd compilations from over the years made for us or by us... and also endless replayings of Tori Amos's Christmas album, the best of Vince Guaraldi and Victor Hely-Hutchinson's Carol Symphony) But yesterday was for going through all the vinyl albums and hoiking out the very ancient and fragile favourites... Perfect to hear Geoff Love's 'Christmas Love' with that first whiff of the Scots Fir in the room.
Can you still buy spray-on snow, by the way? In 1981 we had the stickiest, most noxious, chemical stuff, like icy marshmallows in a high-pressured can - impossible to scrub off windows and furniture and glass baubles - but it smelled wonderful. It's still the most festive aroma I can imagine.
What's your favourite Christmassy records, then?