I mentioned earlier that I wasn't a huge fan of Christmas music.
Oh, sure, it's fine. Just that I don't get all school-girl giddy over it, like some folks do.
But there's another aspect of Christmas music that I didn't touch on.
That's music given as a Christmas gift.
For instance, I gave the Wife a couple of CDs for Christmas a while back. She really enjoys her Christmas music. She also loves a music box. And I found a couple of CDs that fit the bill, including a CD of Christmas music on a music box.
She loved them.
And, music is a common gift for Christmas.
Though I won't go into the details, Snuffie (if you've followed along, you know she's a member of the family) likes her music. And among the things she's getting for Christmas is some music.
Others, too, are getting music, or related items. Not just that, but that's part of what many are getting.
The Wife has picked out some music for me.
I used to have all the Beatles albums.
You know, the large, 12" pieces of vinyl that you put on the record player and listened to.
Yeah, I know. Some of you have no idea what I'm talking about.
But it's how music used to come.
And I had all the Beatles albums.
Okay, not all.
I didn't have Beatles Story a make-a-buck-quick LP put out by Capitol Records. Or Introducing... the Beatles, a collection of Beatles stuff that made it to America before the Beatles hit it big. My Big Sister (who's 5'4'') had them, though.
But, all the other albums? Yep, I owned them.
Meet the Beatles, Beatles Second Album, A Hard Day's Night, Something New, Beatles '65, Beatles VI, Help!, Rubber Soul ... okay you get the picture. I had all their U.S. releases.
And, their hits collections. Like 1962-1966 (also called the Red Album) and 1967-1970 (also called the Blue Album). I even had second copies of the Red, White (The Beatles), and Blue albums that were pressed on respective colored vinyl.
Even had the late re-issues like Reel Music, Rock and Roll Music, and such.
But that was a while back. As far as I know, the Ex- still has them. Probably over at her mother's old house. Or her other mother's house.
Now, I don't have a lot of Beatles music. I do have the Hard Day's Night CD. The British version, not the U.S. version with 4 instrumental tracks.
And 1, the 27 number one hits of the Fab Four.
But that's pretty much it.
However, I do know that I'm getting music for Christmas.
I'm getting the Red and Blue albums. Or CD, I should say. And, I think, another. Rubber Soul. Or maybe Revolver.
And I will enjoy them.
Plus, this year, I'll be able to play them in the car.
You see, my Christmas presents include a CD player in the car.
It came with the new 2008 Impala that's in the front yard.