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'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Soundtrack Is Once Again A Top 40 Album
The comforting nostalgia of the holiday season always sees music fans returning to the classics. Whether it's to relive fond memories, to pass a holiday tradition on to children and young relatives, or simply to celebrate the simple joys of the season, this time of year always sees a spike in sales for the beloved music we all grew up on.
Case in point: Vince Guaraldi Trio's beloved soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas sees some extra love each year around the holiday season. The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame-inducted set —currently the seventh-best-selling holiday album of the Nielsen era (1991–present) — has returned to Top 40 status on the Billboard 200 for the third consecutive year.
Heralded as "one of the most beloved holiday albums recorded," the 11-song LP of Guaraldi's jazz-inspired orchestrations of Christmastime standards such as "Little Drummer Boy," "O Tannenbaum," and "What Child Is This," along with unforgettable original compositions such as "Linus And Lucy" and "Christmas Time Is Here," have captured hearts and brought smiles to faces of all ages since the holiday special first premiered in December 1965.