LET'S TRIM THE CHRISTMAS TREE!
This mix was one of my first to contain a more balanced mix of pleasant tunes and "other noise," with a dollop of holiday ephemera for flavor. There's also the slight hint of a theme here, as much of the material involves our old favorite, the Christmas tree. The title track is one of a handful of amazing holiday songs released in the late 1950s and early '60s by the Canadian company CLM Line Material, and it kicks off this compilation in high spirits. There's also "The Christmas Tree that Ran Away," by The Caroleers, John Barry's "Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?" and "Daddy, Is Santa Really 6'4"? by Kay Brown, which may not involve Christmas trees, but it's one you won't ever forget.