Home for Krupmas (If Only In Your Dreams)

As many of you know, I've been making Christmas compilations since The Teapot Dome Scandal (give or take 8 or 9 decades) in defiance of the idea that Christmas music generally sucks (generally it does...but it doesn't have to). It started the old-fashioned way, with what we Boomers used to call cassette tapes. These 90-minute masterpieces of obsession eventually gave way to the space age technology of CDs, condensing the number of allowable minutes but vastly improving the sound quality. And, beginning seven years ago, I finally dragged all of us into the 21st century with handy, downloadable files.
This switch to files meant I no longer had to make and send out multiple copies. It also resulted in saving a good deal of money. And, as has become custom (and in keeping with the true spirit of the holiday season), I can pass the savings onto the charities of my choice.
I know many of us are looking forward to putting 2017 behind us and as well as putting certain people behin…