Rockin’ to the Spirit of the Season

Whether it’s family time or time for a romantic evening by the fire with the one you love, music is a perfect mood-setter. The bells, the piano, and the harp, among other stringed instruments, all comprise the melodies we think of when we think traditional holiday music.

Visit the library today for the tunes you need in your life. You’ll find perennial favorites as well as some modern twists on Christmas classics. Don’t delay. Our holiday music CDs get picked over quickly. (The good thing is all those CDs out right now will come back in three weeks – perfect timing for a music-filled holiday in your house.)

If your so inclined, skip the albums and go straight to the individual tracks you want. The library offers free music downloads – that you never have to check back in – from our online service, Freegal. You’ll need to have your library card handy to download tunes like songs. Freegal offers thousands of holiday songs, from Glee: The Christmas Album or Mannheim Steamroller. You get three free tracks per week. So, with four weeks until Christmas, you could put together your own holiday playlist without spending a dime.

Here’s a list to get you started of CDs we just ordered. Some of the titles don’t have links, please bookmark catalog.tscpl.org. Those titles will be coming online soon, and you’ll be ahead of everyone else if you keep your eyes on our catalog.

New Children’s Albums

New Adult Albums

  • Rod Stewart Merry Christmas Baby CD jacketMerry Christmas, Baby – Rod Stewart
  • This Christmas – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (a newly recorded album featuring Christmas favorites with guest artists such as Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, and James Taylor)
  • 10 Great Christmas Songs – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Complete RCA Christmas Collection – Perry Como
  • Ella Fitzgerald Christmas Cheers It’s Christmas – Blake Shelton

Oldies but Goodies

A public relations professional, editor and writer, Lisa shares the library story in her blog posts, in the bimonthly Library News, and media interviews. A self-described social media and news nut, Lisa harnesses that passion to raise awareness and understanding of the library's vital role in this community.