Ever since I was a child, I have loved a certain collection of Christmas music - to me, it was the epitome of Christmas. As an adult, I have spent hours searching for that three-album collection on cassette or cd, and never found it. I did, however, finally find another vinyl copy, but I had no turntable to play it on.
But this past year, I discovered a new electronic toy - a turntable that would connect via a usb cable to my computer, and software that would transfer the sound into digital format (mp3), enabling me to store it on my computer for playback anytime I wanted to hear it, and offering the option of burning it to an audio cd so I could listen to it in my car. It was a simple task to transfer the mp3 audio file to my portable mp3 player too! Now I can bask in nostalgia every Christmas - or anytime of the year, with the box full of old vinyl albums my parents held onto...!