*i have published this post for the last 4 years, simply because i absolutely love dylan thomas' reading of his iconic short story...
when i was a child, part of the christmas ritual involved listening to the cbc, and its annual replaying of dylan thomas reading his short story a child's christmas in wales. dylan had a seriously beautiful, resonant voice with an hypnotic sing-song welsh accent that will have you sighing in bliss. done originally for the bbc (the story was published in 1955 so i reckon it was recorded in the late 50's/early 60's) - this recording is a rarity in this day and age of pristine sound: the crackly noisy background is reminiscent of a vintage gramophone record. listen and enjoy...and this holiday season, cherish the children around you.
a very happy holiday to you all!
my gift to you... a child's christmas in wales by dylan thomas.