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First Christmas Record for Children

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A First Christmas Record for Children (back cover)

A First Christmas Record for Children (back cover)
This was the Christmas record I remembered the most from my childhood. My older brother made me a cassette tape of it about 20 years ago, but I hadn't seen the cover and had forgotten what it looked like. Enter the magic of the internet! About a month ago, escapetochengdu here on Flickr posted this image of it, and the memories came flooding back. I desperately wanted a copy of the actual vinyl and the cover art. It wasn't easy to find, since there's another record by the same name (also available on CD now) with only some of the same music and a totally different cover. I kept finding the other version on eBay but not this one. Finally I lucked out and found a copy at a bargain "buy-it-now" price. I figured the album would be completely unplayable, but I think it's in better condition than the our childhood copy, and the hissing and popping cassette tape I own.

This is a photograph of the cover, which I then cleaned up a bit in photoshop. I covered over the previous owner's name, which had been scratched out with marker, from the front cover and the back cover had a price written in purple marker over Santa's beard. I did a color adjustment too, and may this have brightened it a tad more than it appears in real life. I LOVE seeing this cover laying around the house. It really feels like Christmas to me now!

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