The New LoFi

Ten Years

A chilled out lo-fi version of Vince Guaraldi’s 1965 single, “Christmas Time Is Here”

One of my absolute favorite Christmas albums of all time is Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas. Despite being released in 1965, the album has a sweet mixture of jazz and holiday spirit. It’s one of the first albums I put on when December arrives. It’s the perfect Christmas album.

And as hard as it is to improve perfection, every once in a while a fantastic modern cover of A Charlie Brown Christmas appears (see Badbadnotgood’s cover of “Skating” for one example). This year, the self-proclaimed synth nerd, Kyle Mills (aka Dudd) brings us a wonderful new cover from the album. Mills takes a chilled out lo-fi approach and applies it to the 6th track off the album, “Christmas Time Is Here.” It makes for a really interesting reinterpretation of the original jazzy Christmas track.

Vince Guaraldi – Christmas Time Is Here (Charlie Brown Lo-Fi remix by Dudd)