Because Rubber Soul came out just before Christmas in 1965, and because I or one of my sisters got a copy of it from Santa, and because it hit number one in the U. S. charts on Christmas Day, I have always thought of it as a Christmas album.
I was in prep school at the time but home for Christmas vacation when I heard my first cut from the album on the car radio, driving around with my mom on some errand or other. I can’t remember which cut it was. Capitol didn’t release any singles from the album, but radio stations played lots of the songs. I do remember my excitement and joy when I heard that cut.
The album always finds a place in my rotation of Christmas albums, for sentimental reasons.
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