The album on the top of the stack that I pulled down first was this retro gem:
|Christmas With The King Family|
The back of the album cover features this scintillating description of just what lies in store for you when you put this album down on the old turntable:
"Christmas with The King Family has always been a time of music, a time of singing. One of the first Christmases the Kings can remember was the eve papa King Driggs pulled up to the family house with a car load of oddly wrapped packages, a violin, a clarinet, drums, the makings of the Driggs Family of Entertainers. Each year since, the growing King Family has spent musically: exchanging presents together on Christmas eve, and singing. Singing as a whole family, with its eight branches presenting their own show of Christmas songs.
This album is such a Christmas, with the traditional songs the Kings all love...the Al Burt carols, Bill Drigg's own composition, "Holiday of Love," their own traditional song "Hear the Sledges with the Bells," and many, many others. It is an album of warmth, of sincerity. It is a family Christmas album in every sense."
|I'm going to go out on a limb and guess by the condition of the vinyl that this bad boy has never been taken for a spin.|
|Who knew Diane Sawyer was a member of the singing King Family?|
So if anyone is planning on coming by my house this Christmas you can be sure that there will be lots of sparkling cider and Special K loaf and of course "Christmas With The King Family".