Christmas Music: The Good Years

Being a child of the 70s, I was raised right! By that, I mean, my parents who grew up in the 50s and 60s had lots of good music in the house, on vinyl. My mom had quite the record collection, which included many of the Goodyear Christmas albums. Why did a tire company sell Christmas records? For the same reason companies sell stuff today today, to make money. Every year from 1961 to 1977, the Goodyear company would produce these holiday records and sell them in their stores. I don’t know how my mom got a hold of them, but we had them all growing up. It was a treat to stay up late on a a weeknight and listen to records during the Christmas Season. Thankfully we have the miracle of youtube and someone has created a channel with old Christmas records.

The record from 1966 was my favorite because Barbara Streisand and Andy Williams were on the cover and they were my favorite singers growing up. They’re still my favorite singers to this day. I’ve also included some of the records from other years for you to enjoy.

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Joyce is a mother, wife, sister, school teacher, Bulgarian speaker, conservative, lover of good music, social media junky and a two time culinary arts Grand Champion bread baker. She and the family reside in a remote mountain community where great discoveries have been made. When not changing the world, she enjoys the occasional bowl of chips and salsa. She can be found at:

2 thoughts on “Christmas Music: The Good Years

  1. We had some of those same records. I began playing Christmas music this year in the middle of November because I needed the spiritual uplift. Thrift stores are a great source of Christmas cds, and they’re cheap enough to take a chance on. I’ve found some really wonderful music that way.

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