Getting us all into the mood once again, Pat Van Dyke lays down a holiday forty-five for the masses that we all can enjoy as the season starts to come up upon us. This one is a smooth operator as he gets help from Jeff Taylor on this seven and adds this to your holiday vinyl rotation without a question. Put on a turtleneck and grab a cognac by the fire while the snow is falling because “Merry Christmas Baby” and “Just In Time For Christmas” are truly sides you can count on to keep the mood let’s say, not just merry and bright, but sophisticated as well. PVD has a knack for putting together these soulful arrangements, and with frequent collaborator Zac Cowell on saxophone, these future holiday classics are a great addition to everything from the Stax, Daptone, and Jimmy McGriff Christmas among others. If you’re tired of hearing the same holiday schlock (cough, Maria)h, then let Pat Van Dyke and Jeff Taylor take your music game up a notch this season people. Ho ho ho and all that stuff, Christmas time is here and Cotter Records is elevating your sounds and PVD once again does not disappoint. Listen to both sides of the record below and order it, available now, after the stream.