#15 – Vince Guaraldi – “Christmastime Is Here” – (1965)

Vince Guaraldi was the official composer for the Peanuts TV specials. The vocal version of “Christmastime is Here” (apparently there is also an instrumental version) is the most Christmas-y. Guaraldi’s version of “O Tannenbaum” evokes memories if little cartoon characters skating around on a frozen pond. Then there is the most famous song, “Linus and Lucy” which is the theme for Peanuts. It’s really not a Christmas song, but it will forever be linked with the holiday due to its use in A Charlie Brown Christmas.