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The Vinyl Review: Chet Atkins

Christmas isn’t Christmas without some twangy guitar. 

Enter Chet Atkins. 

I found a 45 with “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” and “Jingle Bells” recorded on it the other weekend. These are not versions of the popular songs that radios play very often. But they are classic versions. 

Mostly instrumental, it is good background music for when it’s time to throw up the old (plastic) pine. Stop at the Wine & Spirits store, pick up a bottle of hard eggnog and put this one under the needle. 

It’s the only time of the year that combination makes sense. 

(A warning you should heed: Alcohol should always be consumed in moderation. This rule is especially true for hard eggnog.)