Hark! The unheralded second string

You don’t need Pasatiempo to tell you that there are lots of best-selling holiday albums out there by the likes of Mariah Carey and Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole, NSYNC and Boyz II Men, and Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton. We’re here to ferret out the unusual and the unheralded, the jaw-dropping and eye-opening performances that will widen your holiday horizons and bring your jolly party conversation to a halt.

Your intrepid correspondent recently trekked to Eldorado to meet with a husband-and-wife-team whose specialty is everything Christmas, especially the music, the dining, and the décor. The décor items take up most of a two-car garage and the number of Christmas CDs on hand is somewhere between 250 and 300, so they understandably wish to remain anonymous.

Here are some of their musical recommendations, in no particular order, along with one or two of my own favorites.

Hark! The unheralded second string
Hark! The unheralded second string

Dr. Demento

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