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
- Kidz Bop Christmas
- Chipmunks Christmas
New Adult Albums
- Merry 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
- Cheers It’s Christmas – Blake Shelton
Oldies but Goodies
- Christmas with the Beach Boys
- Christmas Classics – Elvis Presley
- Holiday Collection – Kenny G
- Christmas Eve and other Stories – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- Christmas with the Rat Pack – Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin
- Merry Christmas II You – Mariah Carey (Mariah’s 1994 Merry Christmas album is also a popular favorite, though the library doesn’t own it, but you can check it out via Interlibrary Loan.)