For the past 12 years, Numero Group have been using Christmas to peddle discounted “stocking stuffers and various tree-obscuring box sets”, and we’ve loved them all.

This year, though, the US reissue specialist has decided to embrace the Christmas spirit with their first proper seasonal vinyl release; in their words, “exploiting a fundamentally spiritual holiday for material gain.”

The Shades’ 1966 performance of ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ will be released on 7″ with ‘Prancer’s Got Some Red Spots’ on the B-side. Originally out on the tiny Fujimo label, the reissue artwork places the teen trio in some festive packaging.

Hear a sample of the tune on Numero’s website.

Next year Numero Group will launch its own private subscription club for rare and unreleased LPs, which seems like an excellent Christmas present for someone deserving. Or you. [via The Vinyl Factory]

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