OK, this 45 just came in the mail today, and it's immediately moved to the top of the list for the year. Even though Christmas is long gone and New Year's is almost here, you'll be playing this one for a while to come. Or stick it in a safe place and save it for next year, but you'll regret not listening to it sooner. I had no idea this record existed until a couple weeks ago when I happened to see it pop up as an also-available item at the bottom of an eBay search. At first I thought it was a single from his Christmas album, but a second glance told me that it wasn't. This was in fact a one-off single release, the sort of thing that gets my blood pumping. And when I put it on the turntable this evening, I knew I had something great. I've never seen this single before, never seen it shared, never heard it on anybody's compilation, but it's really good. Download it and you'll see! This is Earl Grant-Swingin' Christmas b/w Christmas Card (Decca 7" 45 RPM 9-31022, Mono, 1959).