1964: Beach Boys Christmas Album
One glance at the cover, on which the band decorates a tree in matching blue v-necks and it’s obvious Beach Boys Christmas Album is going to be full of old-school fun. The boys mix five original songs with seven of the best known carols to make an album sure to get any party started. The collection opens with Little Saint Nick, followed by more fun originals, including The Man With All the Toys, the Beach Boys’ second Christmas hit in as many years. The boys’ renditions of traditional carols are every bit as light-hearted and fun as expected. Big band brass, circus themes and cheeky percussion all find their way in, whilst tracks like We Three Kings and Auld Lang Syne show off the band’s amazing harmonies. If you are celebrating Christmas in the sun this December, Beach Boys Christmas Album makes the perfect soundtrack. It will even bring a splash of summer to the coldest Christmas Eve.