My Easy Street Records Guide to Winning at Christmas, by Davin Michael Stedman

Tonight as I hibernate like a honey bear, and tidy up The Staxx Brothers Global Headquarters, I am living up to this vow.

I vow to listen to every one of the 10 $1 Christmas records I got for Megan’s mom Laurie Leer last year. I chose these ten wisely, but I also had a hunch:

Christmas albums are rarely scratched. You get them on Christmas Day and by then the party is pretty much over, after a month of Pagan tree and log worship. Yule is a low key Burning Man with your Grandma.

I got into Christmas so late this year I can afford a night of binging on my curated jaunt down cheddar brick road.

The Glenn Campbell album was nice. It was good to hear his mid Southern voice over his LA session brethren, and the feminine version of that noun.

I need to flip over the Elvis Blue Christmas album, with its budget vinyl so thin I can eat it like a taco.

But next up, wait what? is this True Value hardware album still in cellophane? For crying shame. What kind of godless animals would leave a masterpiece like this wrapped up since the Reagan years?

Word to the wise. Next year, if you only have $10 left to buy presents, buy 10 Christmas albums for $10 at Easy Street Records.

Pick wisely. It’s all cheese. But make somebody you love a quality cheese platter.

– Musician and writer Davin Michael Stedman has many musical ventures and is one of the driving forces behind the Staxx Brothers. He will be partying in Kingston, Jamaica soon.

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