MUSIC

Phil Spector’s Christmas

Rock’s unforgettable, dark entry into the Christmas cannon

Jessica Lee McMillan
Published in
5 min readDec 17, 2021

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Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes, 1971. Wikimedia Commons

Enjoying A Christmas Gift for You invokes the need to separate the art from the artist beyond what we know about convicted killer Phil Spector. Its 1963 iteration already began with a dark birth, as the album was purportedly released the day JFK was assassinated. Despite promotion being…

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