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Here's something a bit different. Think of it as a stocking stuffer, rather than a big box present.
I found this record in a .50 pile, and have since seen it for sale in the $20.00 range. While it's not worth $20.00, I find that as the years pass, it becomes more and more interesting as an '80s time capsule kinda thing. It's funny how major labels find such creative ways to spend money on promotional items that maybe could have gone into the artists pockets instead. This thing looks great. Clear, green vinyl, Christmas bulb label and vintage artwork. And you couldn't ask for a much better or more eclectic selection of artists. Well maybe you could, but hey, this was 1987. Unfortunately no Replacements, or Echo & The Bunnymen, but there's an exclusive Ramones track, and plenty of holiday wishes (with the obligatory "don't drink and drive" PSA thrown in) from the likes of The Bee Gees and George Harrison. Not everybody on this thing is dead yet, either. At least I think Edd "Kookie" Byrnes and the members of The New Monkees are still with us. So go ahead, make use of these little holiday clips, and as Madonna says, "DON'T DRIVE DRUNK!".