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A Holiday CD & DVD Sampler

The folks in the Music Department have selected some holiday CDs and DVDs for all tastes and moods. Please note that this is a small sample of the holiday music found in the Music Department. If you're looking for more titles, or other versions of the same works/songs, just ask a librarian at the Music Film & Audio Reference Desk (Main Library 2nd floor), call us at 412.622.3105, or send an e-mail inquiry to

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Solstice!


Boys of the Lough
The day dawn
Ho Boy #6888

Buffett, Peter
Star of wonder
Ho Buf #21865
Features Celtic harp

Celtic Christmas: a Windham Hill sampler
Ho Cel #16759

Celtic Christmas
Ho Cel #22125

Deep still Christmas
Ho Dee #22192

The night before--: a Celtic Christmas
Ho Dor #21817

A thistle & shamrock Christmas ceilidh
Ho Thi #20107

Winter resonance: selections from A winter's solstice V, Celtic Christmas, By the fireside
Ho Win #21929

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Handel, George Frideric
Messiah - 10 different performances!
Ch Han #176, Ch Han 3065, Ch Han #5096, Ch Han #7211, Ch Han #7299, Ch Han #8771, Ch Han #10496, Ch Han #10517, Ch Han #10527, Ch Han #3256

An American Christmas, 1770-1870
Ho Ame #9849

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Christmas oratorio
Ho Bac #20574

Boys' Choir of Harlem
Christmas carols and sacred songs
Ho Boy #5836

Britten, Benjamin
A ceremony of carols; Rejoice in the Lamb; A Boy was born
Ho Bri #11678

Let it snow
Ho Cha #33869

King's College Choir
A festival of nine lessons & carols
Ho Fes #14375

Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Joy to the world
Ho Mor #20611

A Christmas present from Polyphony
Ho Pol #27056

Weihnacht der Romantik; Noels romantiques; Romantic Christmas songs
Ho RIA #26137

Rutter, John
Dancing day and other Christmas carols
Ho Rut #16787

Trinity College Choir, Cambridge
Carols from Trinity
Ho Tri #25238

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Fantasia on Christmas carols; Hodie
Ho Vau #14358

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Brooks, Garth
Garth Brooks & the magic of Christmas
Ho Bro #15022

Brooks & Dunn
It won't be Christmas without you
Ho Bro #18844

Cash, Johnny
The Christmas spirit
Ho Cas #21863

Grant, Amy
Home for Christmas
Ho Gra #15026

Loveless, Patty
Bluegrass & white snow: a mountain Christmas
Ho Lov #18845

McBride, Martina
White Christmas
Ho McB #32038

Murray, Anne
Best of the season
Ho Mur #14963

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The Christmas album
Ho Nit #21871

Travis, Randy
An old time Christmas
Ho Tra #21891

A very special acoustic Christmas
Ho Ver #21810

Yearwood, Trisha
The sweetest gift
Ho Yea #15273

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Alligator stomp. Vol. 4: Cajun Christmas
Ho All #16615

Baez, Joan
Ho Bae #18849

Fahey, John
The new possibility: John Fahey's guitar soli Christmas album ; Christmas with John Fahey. Vol. II
Ho Fah #16932

Hawaiian slack key Christmas
Ho Haw #15148

Holiday reflections
Ho Hol #20558

Last month of the year
Ho Mag #21353

Seeger, Pete
Traditional Christmas carols
Ho See #5665

Tudor Choir
An American Christmas: shapenote carols from New England & Appalachia
Ho Tud #20581

Waldren, Katie LaRaye
Cold frosty morning
Ho Wal #17227

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Adams, Yolanda
Christmas with Yolanda Adams
Ho Ada #16706

Joy: a Christmas collection
Ho Ava #15015

Black Nativity: gospel on Broadway!
Mc Wil #6202

Blind Boys of Alabama
Go tell it on the mountain
Ho Bli #22636

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Light of the world
Ho Bro #17360

Caesar, Shirley
Christmas with Shirley Caesar
Ho Cae #13817

Franklin, Kirk
Ho Fra #19409

Joy to the world: a gospel music celebration, live at Carnegie Hall
Ho Joy #21885

Neville, Aaron
Christmas prayer
Ho Nev #26931

Point of Grace
A Christmas story
Ho Poi #16719

A Vee-Jay Christmas
Ho Vee #21881

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Bavel, Zamir
Hanukkah music for your holiday concert
Ho Bav #20713

Festival of light
Ho Fes #17949

Festival of light 2
Ho Fes #17963

The golden dreydl: a klezmer "Nutcracker" for Chanukah
Ho Gol #20520

Klezmer Conservatory Band
Oy Chanukah!
Ho Kle #5650

A taste of Chanukah
Ho Tas #33868

To life!: songs of Chanukah and other Jewish celebrations
Ho ToL #13821

Western Wind
Chanukkah in story and song
Ho wes #33882

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Holiday "Favorites"

Bennett, Tony
Snowfall: the Tony Bennett Christmas album
Ho Ben #15027

The best of Christmas cheer
Ho Bes #14805

The Christmas carols you remember
Ho Chr #14802

Cole, Nat King
The Christmas song
Ho Col #15023

Crosby, Bing
Merry Christmas
Ho Cro #7095

Guaraldi, Vince
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Ho Gua #833

Lifetime Music presents Christmas belles
Ho Lif #17000

Mantovani Orchestra
Christmas with the Mantovani Orchestra
Ho Man #14803

Mannheim Steamroller
Christmas extraordinaire
Ho Man #16966

Presley, Elvis
Elvis' Christmas album
Ho Pre #12136

Sinatra, Frank
A jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
Ho Sin #11659

Streisand, Barbra
A Christmas album
Ho Str #8530

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Christmas Eve and other stories
Ho Tra #20718

Welk, Lawrence
Merry Christmas from our house to your house
Ho Wel #13751

Williams, Andy
Merry Christmas
Ho Wil #21813

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The American song-poem Christmas : Daddy, is Santa really six foot four?
Ho Ame #23520

Billboard greatest Christmas hits, 1955-present
Ho Bil #5679
Features the song, "Grandma got run over by a reindeer"

It's a cow Christmas
Ho Its #21793

A John Waters Christmas
Ho Joh #26925

Mothersbaugh, Mark
Joyeux mutato
Ho Mot #17931

'Tis the season for Los Straitjackets!
Ho Str #19492

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Canadian Brass
Sweet songs of Christmas
Ho Can #31918

Hammarback, Julie
A joyous season
Ho Ham #12042

London Cello Sound
A cello Christmas
Ho Lon #20572

Christmas concertos
Ho Chr #652

Rejoice! a string quartet Christmas
Ho Rej #16592

Rieu, André
The Christmas I love
Ho Rie #16828

Souter, Martin
Let the pipes rejoice: Christmas organ music on the 1830 Appleton organ
Ho Sou #16669

Shirim Klezmer Orchestra
Klezmer Nutcracker
Fo Shi #30130

Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich
Nutcracker suite
Or Tch #544

Violons du roy
Simphonies des noels : treasury of Baroque Christmas concerti
Ho Vio #22252

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Nova stella : a medieval Italian Christmas
Ho Alt #22135

Bukkene Bruse
The loveliest rose
Ho Buk #20521

English village carols
Ho Eng #16484

Navidad en las Americas
Ho Nav #27063

Otter, Anne Sofie von
Home for Christmas
Ho Ott #16450

A Putumayo Christmas: world, folk, blues, jazz, and soul
Ho Put #16508

A Putumayo world Christmas
Ho Put #16734

Rideout, Bonnie
A Scottish Christmas
Ho Rid #11721

Sing Christmas and The turn of the year
Ho Sin #18074

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Baker, Anita
Christmas fantasy
Ho Bak #25009

Bending towards the light: a jazz Nativity
Ho Ben #16264

Brubeck, Dave
A Dave Brubeck Christmas
Ho Bru #20566

Fitzgerald, Ella
Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas
Ho Fit #21827

Have yourself a jazzy little Christmas
Ho Hav #5036

Manhattan Transfer
The Christmas album
Ho Man #13005

Marsalis, Wynton
Crescent City Christmas card
Ho Mar #2315

Reeves. Dianne
Christmas time is here
Ho Ree #28525

Singers Unlimited
Ho Sin #15046

Squirrel Nut Zippers
Christmas caravan
Ho Squ #20578

Warner Bros. Jazz Christmas party
Ho War #21842

Wilson, Nancy
A Nancy Wilson Christmas
Ho Wil #18619

Peace round: a Christmas celebration
Ho Yel #21997

Classical Jazz Quartet
Tchaikovsky's The nutcracker
Jz Tch #20110

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Note: A keyword search of "Kwanzaa music" in our online catalog will display many other recordings & audiovisuals found in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Children's Department, CLP branches, and other Allegheny County Public Libraries

Kwanzaa music
Ho Kwa #6826

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New Age

Christmas wonder
Ho Bae #12557

Christmas moods
Ho Chr #21880

Lanz, David
Christmas Eve
Ho Lan #21796

Liebert, Ottmar
Christmas + Santa Fe
Ho Lie #17945

Simple gifts: a Windham Hill collection
Ho Sim #17935

Windham Hill Christmas : the night before Christmas
Ho Win #25329

A winter's solstice III
Ho Win #20720
One of several in the series...

Wright, Danny
Just Wright for Christmas
Ho Wri #15912

Winter, Paul
Na Win #1184

Winston, George
Na Win #3271

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Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
Cantate hodie Sing forth this day!
Ho Bac #30908

Botkin, Sara
The angel's Christmas : the many voices of Sara Botkin
Ho Bot #26989

Brailletones (Choral)
Traditional holiday carols
Ho Bra #31065

A classical Christmas (Instrumental)
Ho Pit #5445

Costa, Johnny (Jazz)
Christmas reflections : solo piano
Ho Cos #7040

Dear Friends (Folk)
Light & splendor: Christmas with the Dear Friends
Ho Dea #14807

Del Vikings (Rock)
It's Christmas time
Ho Del #20219

Duquesne University Chamber Singers
Need a little Christmas
Ho Duq #27069

Doktorski, Henry
Suite on four Polish carols : for accordion and string orchestra
Ho Dok #22809

Ferraro, Lisa Yvonne
Jazz up the holidays
Ho Fer 33652

Flashcats (Humorous)
Christmas record no. 10
Ho Fla #20696

Flashcats (Humorous)
Flashcat Christmas record #19
Ho Fla #20698

Furlow, George (Jazz)
Go tell it on the mountain : a saxophone Christmas
Ho Fur #26999

Gallagher, Rick (Jazz)
Ho Gal #33677

Heinz Chapel Choir
Ho Hei #13457

Henny & the Versa J's (International)
Sharing our blessings
Ho Hen #33813

Home for the holidays : a collection of seasonal music, performed by Pittsburgh artists
Ho Hom #21856

Incarnation Academy (Choral)
Incarnation Academy presents Joy!
Ho Gla #30916

Kings Family Restaurants presents traditional Christmas favorites (Choral & Instrumental)
Ho Kin #25246

Maione, John G. (Folk)
A Christmas peace
Ho Mai #30898

Negri, Joe (Jazz)
Guitars for Christmas
Ho Neg #22164

Pittsburgh Boychoir
Welcome Yule!
Ho Pit #23306

Pittsburgh Camerata (Choral)
A Pittsburgh wassail : a Christmas celebration of our European heritage
Ho Pit #17441

Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
The spirit of Christmas
Ho Pit #22072

Rabid Fans (Humorous)
Christmas carols for Pittsburgh fans
Ho Rab #27000

River City Brass Band
Ho Riv #8203

Shadyside Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir
Angels we have heard
Ho Sha #30935

Taylor, B. E. (Vocal)
Christmas 2
Ho Tay #19501

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R & B/Soul

Boyz II Men
Christmas interpretations
Ho Boy #15030

Brown, James
James Brown's funky Christmas
Ho Bro #20266

Handel's Messiah : a soulful celebration
Ho Han #4986

Jackson 5
Jackson 5 (The Christmas collection)
Ho Jac #25923

McKnight, Brian
Ho McK #21789

A Motown Christmas
Ho Mot #21858

A Motown Christmas. Volume 2
Ho Mot #21859

My Christmas album
Ho My #21890

Neville, Aaron
Aaron Neville's soulful Christmas
No Nev #15031

The original soul Christmas
Ho Ori #21812

Robinson, Smokey
The season for miracles
Ho Rob #21884

The ultimate R & B Christmas
Ho Ult #21837

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All-star Christmas
Ho All #16998

The big 80's Christmas
Ho Big #21845

Christmas songs
Ho Chr #17317

Christmas at the Patti
Ho Chr #21867

The Christmas collection
Ho Div #26993

A lump of coal
Ho Lum #21795

Maybe this Christmas too?
Ho May #21895

The ultimate Christmas album. Volume 4
Ho Ult #20590

A very special Christmas
Ho Ver #21808

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Anonymous 4
On Yoolis night: medieval carols & motets
Ho Ano #5168

Christmas with Babyface
Ho Bab #22199

Bryson, Peabo
Christmas with you
Ho Bry #24720

Crawford, Michael
A Christmas album
Ho Cra #17994

Diamond, Neil
The Christmas album
Ho Dia #12139

Eder, Linda
Christmas stays the same
Ho Hom #21856

A gala Christmas in Vienna
Ho Gal #14574

Graves, Denyce
PBS presents Denyce Graves, a cathedral Christmas
Ho Gra #15249

The great voices of Christmas
Ho Gre #20574

Harris, Emmylou
Light of the stable : the Christmas album
Ho Har #26994

Irish Tenors
Home for Christmas
Ho Iri #15140

Stafford, Jo
The joyful season : the voices of Jo Stafford
Ho Sta #28246

Wilson, Brian
What I really want for Christmas
Ho Wil #26932

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Holiday DVDs

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Christmas Oratorio
(DVD) M 2000 .B15 W27 2005x

A Bing Crosby Christmas : like the ones we used to know
(DVD) M1629.3.C5 B56 2001x

Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas extravaganza!
(DVD) M1629.3.C5 B72 2005x

Celtic Woman
A Christmas celebration : live from Dublin
(DVD) M 1629.3 .C5 C465 2007x

Christmas goes Baroque : scenes from Switzerland ; Handel, the Messiah choruses
(DVD) M1629.3.C5 C48 2002x

Christmas with Chanticleer
(DVD) M2065.C568 2002x

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square : featuring Frederica von Stade & Bryn Terfel
(DVD) M2065.C569 2004x

Collins, Judy
A Judy Collins Christmas at Biltmore Estate
(DVD) M1629.3.C5 J83 2004x

Connick, Harry
Harry for the holidays
(DVD) M1629.3.C5 C66 2004x

Handel, George Frediric
Messiah : the 250th anniversary performance
(DVD) M2000.H22 M34 2003x

Holiday greetings from the Ed Sullivan show
(DVD) M1629.3.C5 H65 2003x

Mahalia Jackson sings the songs of Christmas
(DVD) M 1629.3 .C5 M34 2005x

Menotti, Gian Carlo
Amahl and the night visitors
(DVD) M 1500 .M543 A4 2007x

Ray Charles celebrates a gospel Christmas with the Voices of Jubilation
(DVD) M1629.3.C5 R39 2003x

Rieu, Andre
Christmas with André Rieu
(DVD) M1629.3.C5 C565 2004x

The story of Silent night
(DVD) ML410.G94 S85 2003x

A taste of Chanukah : from Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory
(DVD) M1850.T37 2006x

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