I was very late to the game, but I binge-watched the Mad Men series in about 2 weeks earlier this month (I didn't get much work done). Loved the thing: well-written, gorgeous but unlikable characters, dapper '60s milieu. Over the span of the series, it progressed from period drama to satire to soap opera and I couldn't help myself. So when this Christmas compilation entered my radar, I picked it up on the cheap as it looked like a decent compilation of swingin' versions of Christmas classics from the 1960's. And it almost is. It's a great idea, poorly executed. The best you can ask from this disc is to add 7 or 8 tracks to your personal Christmas playlist, but it's certainly not a CD you'd play in its entirety at your ugly sweater party.
If I really wanted to pick at nits, I'd mention that the liner notes contain many pictures of the series cast, but somehow the lovely January Jones didn't make the cut.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart
12 tracks, only 37 minutes and the longest track is a lethargic remix of the show theme. This is followed by another needless remix of a another non-seasonal song sung by a cast member in this purposefully awkward scene:
Then it gets good and classic as expected, with the exception of the twee, modern day recording by Nellie McKay.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None, although I will say that binge-watching is obsessive and exhausting and I'd do it all again.