A great holiday song lives forever. Pop anthems like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” are burned into our brains and their tunes are on repeat during the most wonderful time of the year.
Unique among the Christmas hits is “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” from the 1965 animated Christmas special starring Charles Schultz’s Peanuts band. The film soundtrack may be the most famous jazz score in history. Pianist Vince Guaraldi’s renditions of classics like “It’s Christmas Time” became the definitive versions, and tunes like “Linus and Lucy,” which the group performed on stage, have been reflected in pop culture ever since.