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Photo Credit: Hammacher Schlemmer

Photo Credit: Hammacher Schlemmer

The Classic Christmas Song Gramophone
www.hammacher.com
Price: Was $149.95 Now $99.95

While the hipsters may be saving record stores around the county with their rediscovery of the vinyl, you can now one-up your Brooklyn friends and play them the artists of the best musical era, the way they were meant to be heard— on a gramophone. You know what a gramophone is…right?

Forget about the digi, electro, vox, synth (and whatever else you want to abbreviate) and grab the Classic Christmas Song Gramophone from Hammacher Schlemmer.  Though it may not be exactly as your grandparents remember it (since this one requires four AA batteries), you will definitely enjoy the old time tunes the way they were originally played… no remix’s here.

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Adding to the new-age twist (and by new age I mean 20th century…) this gramophone may also be a bit smaller than you’re gam gam’s version (which took up half the living room).  Weighing in at two lbs. and requiring less than 1’ sq. of space, this old time musical wonder can easily fit on any shelf, desk or side table.

This winter, toss aside your computer and iPhone and play these 12, 3”-diameter classic Christmas records, including “Here Comes Santa Claus” by Bing Crosby, “Winter Wonderland” by Louis Armstrong, “Let It Snow” by The Temptations, and many more. Here them the way these guys sung them.

With a sound like this, you’ll be the hippest kid on the block.   

By Amanda Blum

Amanda Blum writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for Los Angeles.