Cartoonist Charles Schulz' choice of virtuoso Vince Guaraldi for the musical background for the Peanuts gang on TV, and the incarnation of Schroeder, for generations of kids and parents watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, was simply inspired. Every year, long before the networks start beating us to death with Christmas TV specials, really the first day the air turns that perfect fall crisp temperature, I want to hear this piece. In fact, on my bucket list, because it lends itself to it so well, is to loop this, head to tail, for an hour or two's worth of Guaraldi's keyboard magic. It makes your day better just to hear it.
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