An Alternative Christmas – Top 5 ‘Xmas’ vinyl records in stock

Sick of the same old Christmas songs on repeat? Here, at no expense spared, is our ‘Top 5’ alternative Christmas vinyl records currently in stock….not a turkey in sight!

How about this for a Christmas cureveball? A 1963 German wide centred 7″ EP on a black & gold Brunswick label from blues legend Lightning Hopkins? Featuring Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, I’m Wild About You Baby & Cemetery Blues, recorded 29.7.53 with Donald Cooks [b.] & Connie Kroll[d.], unique picture sleeve with notes in German & English – More info here
REM Good King Wenceslas: Rare original 1989 US 2-track limited edition Christmas fan-club only vinyl 7″ single which also includes Academy Fight Song and is housed inside a unique lightly textured fold-out picture sleeve which opens out into afantastic 21″ x 15″ poster featuring a great close-up live black and white photo of the band. Both the white sleeve and the vinyl are in near ‘as new’ condition – only 4,500 copies were manufactured! More info here
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Christmas Evil: Limited edition 2014 UK 12-track 10″ EP, pressed on Pink Glitter Vinyl. Features the great Downtown NYC Artwave soundtrack to the 1980 cult slasher film, which counts among its fans, John Waters, composed by Don Christensen & Joel Harris [Implog, James White & The Contortions, Golden Palominos] & Julia Heyward. Housed in an exclusive picture sleeve with obi-strip & inserts containing notes from Waters & the director, Lewis Jackson – more info here
WHITE STRIPES Candy Cane Children: Rare 2002 US limited edition 3-track White Vinyl 7″ single, also includes The Reading Of The Story Of The Magic and The Singing Of Silent Night, picture sleeve with ‘Merry Christmas From…The White Stripes’ text. Both the sleeve and vinyl are in near mint condition ***Limited to 3000 Copies Only*** More info here
THE RESIDENTS Santa Dog ’78: Because nothing says Christmas quite like…..this 1978 US 7″ vinyl single with heavy card back pasted picture sleeve. Limited edition of 2700 copies, this was given away to mail order customers for Christmas 1978. Side two is the same recording as the original Santa Dog (Fire) but is mastered at 40 RPM (instead of 45 RPM) which makes the playback a little faster! More info here

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