Phil Spector's remastered A Christmas Gift for You continues to endure

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      Various Artists
      A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector (Phil Spector)

      Yes, Phil Spector is a batshit-crazy murderer with the most hideous collection of wigs this side of The Hilarious House of Frightenstein. The fact that his recently remastered 1963 Christmas album remains one of the finest pop records of the past 50 years, holiday-themed or otherwise, doesn’t mean we should cut the guy any slack—even if it did give the world “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”.

      Download This: “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

      (All Christmas records get one of three ratings: a present for great, a pair of ginch for just okay, and a Charlie Brown tree for rancid.)