“Skating,” by Vince Guaraldi
Found in the classic Christmas special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” this song is full of light, bouncy activity. As radio stations have been switching over to a full Christmas music schedule between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this selection has been getting more play.
Why I Shared It
There are three main reasons why I shared it:
1. Out of all the Charlie Brown Christmas music, this one isn’t the obvious one. And Charlie Brown must be represented on this list.
2. It brings back memories of a time when Christmas specials were appointment viewing. There was no “on demand” when I was 5.
3. It also brings back memories of working on projects in the dark of the home during days off at Christmas time. I remember turning all the lights out in the house late one Christmas eve after everyone was in bed and tackling a person graphic design project on the computer. This was the soundtrack, and it helps keep a good rhythm while typing.