Thursday, December 10, 2009

Some Of My Favorite Christmas Album Covers

These are some Christmas album covers throughout the years that I like. Many of them I posted last year at this time, but I thought I would share them again. So which do you like the best?

ratpackxmas

sinatraxmas2

tijuanaxmasparty-mag

ChristmasRatPack

f_SpaceAgeSanm

f_SpaceSantam_

dino_christmas2

The Rat Pack Christmas Album

christmaswithfrankandbing

christmascrooners

jollyxmas-sinatra

dino_christmas

nat

alliwantforxmas-jackiegleason

I thought I would end this post with a video of Nat King Cole's Christmas classic The Christmas Song.



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44 comments:

gleenn said...

lovely covers. i enjoyed reading your blog. ;)

clarewbrown said...

oh wow these are great, it is so cool to see all of those old illustrations! It is crazy to see what everything looked like before everything went digital

Scott (gotankgo) said...

some really great album covers - dig that Rocket propelled Santa and Jackie Gleason's cover may need some more unwrapping

Amy said...

I don't think you could ever beat good old Sinatra at Christmas time!

Leah said...

Hi Keith! Some of these album covers are so familiar to me. I'm quite sure my dad had the Frank and Bing album before and I remember he had Ray Conniff too. I just wished he kept them but I think we kids had fun playing with his album collection before, playing as in throwing them like frisbees. Hahaha!

Savvy Gal said...

what a festive post. have a great day.

wiec? said...

my folks have a lot of these xmas records and they're great!! i wish they had the Space Age Santa one though. i bet that's really cool.

the cover of the Jackie Gleeson LP is pretty choice to.

Treacle said...

Cool man...real cool. ;-)

bananas. said...

i like them all! but the tijuana one catches my eye most.

i wonder if it makes you want to drink tequila out of the bottle while rockin around the christmas tree.

Lilee said...

nice blog!

Niki B. said...

definitely some great picks. oh i love christmas music!

Sam said...

Gosh: talk about retro-tastic album covers! I bet the music is just as good inside too. Jackie Gleason looks like a real shy and retiring type! :)

Protege said...

I have the number two and three from the bottom.;))
The rest is wonderful, cool to see all the old album covers.;)
Have a great Thursday.;)
xo
Zuzana

lorenabr said...

All covers look great:)

Some Like it Vintage.com said...

Morning dear Keith! Well, it's pretty difficult to choose, but I like the 8th one down and of course Nat King Cole!
Thanks for posting the video, cannot watch it enough times!
Have a wonderful day!
xoxo

Karen said...

They are all awesome..but hands down my fav is #2 The great painting of Frank!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Dear Keith, what a fantastic Collection! You post is amazing, it has such a wonderful flare and Christmas spirit to it. I enjoy your Blog every time I visit it. :-)))

Maggi said...

Space Age Santa is awesome! I love finding albums with cool cover art like these. Perfect for framing and adding to the decor! Nat's version of this song is my favorite!

M.Lane said...

Fantastic post! I picked the first album cover....until I got to the Jackie Gleason...which is my favorite. Absolutely.

ML
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Wolf Boy said...

My favorite of these is the Jackie Gleason cover. I'll check out those affiliates. I've done enough Christmas shopping for other people. It's time I buy myself something.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I actually have quite a few of these.

stilettolover91 said...

Great post!! I love Christmas Music!!!

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Erika said...

I so adore the first two. The illustrations are tres adorable! :)

Kinezoe said...

Hey there! I love the first one on the Rat Pack and the two "Christmas with Dino" albums. Fantastic covers.

I hope you're having a great week. Take care. Cheers!

Robert M. Lindsey said...

I am really diggin' the Space Age Santa and the one below it with Santa on a rocket.

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dapper kid said...

I love the Space Age Santa cover and that one of Dino by the fireplace is amazing. They are actually doing a Rat Pack Show at the Adelphi Theatre here in London, I thought of you when I walked past it! Hope you're having a wonderful week.

Wolf Boy said...

I was checking to see if it was only your other blog that was messing up today or if it was both.

Monika P. said...

I love Christmas!!! :)

Monika from J'adore Fashion

sweetpralinemadness said...

WOW, I love all your album covers. My favorite is the Space Santa. Very nice! My husband and I love our Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin Christmas music. Great post!

janettaylor said...

My fave is a Christmas is Dino. :-)

Xx

Couture Carrie said...

These are fantastic, Keith!
Especially loving the second and last ones!

xoxox,
CC

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a nostalgic grouping of covers! They look great.

Lolita Haze said...

Space Age Santa is my favourite! Of course one can't go wrong with either of the Christmas with Dino. Especially if you are having Christmas with Dino!!

Tights Lover said...

Definitely the Frank and Bing one. I grew up listening to Bing Crosby every year at Christmas. His stuff is still really the only Christmas music I'll listen to.

Great post!

James said...

Great covers! Keep the "cool" in blogging.
You're doing a first rate job.

glaykidarling said...

i love frankie!!!!!!!!

Marian said...

Hiya Keith.
hope you are well honey.
Love all these covers,what really stands out for me is how festive and cosy each one looks. Just looking at them gets me in the xmas spirit
xx
marian

Mondo said...

Love it Keith~ there's a few more here I'm sure you'll enjoy also

Stephanie said...

Fabulous post. I love the one of The Dino Christmas and I love the first cover of Frankie. :)

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Lidian said...

I like the cover where Dino is sitting pensively by the fire showing off five inches of white socks - he has a sort of Cosmo Kramer vibe going on here, or perhaps it is the other way around!

And the last cover struck me as quite funny because that certainly is NOT Jackie Gleason in the Santa suit!

I like all the other covers, too. I miss album covers - they are truly a lost art form. Thanks for sharing these, they are terrific.

Dana Andrews said...

"The Christmas Song" and Nat King Cole, elways in my Christmas...forever. Eternal Nat.

Kitty Be Good said...

I want to hear Space Age Santa Claus.

Jessica Cangiano said...

This post is an absolutely delight, Keith, thank you for sharing so many of your favourite (marvelous!) holiday record covers with us. (I especially like the snowflake bedecked Frank Sinatra Christmas one.)


Wishing you an awesome week, my friend!
♥ Jessica