The holiday music wars happen every year without fail. Either you like seasonal music to begin just after Thanksgiving. Or you enjoy it all throughout November. Some don’t want to hear holiday tunes until just before Christmas. Radio stations are mostly willing to cater to the first two camps. However, when you realize the airwaves are flooded with just 15 to 25 seasonal standards, some redone by newer artists to breathe new life into the collection, you have to wonder if this is even a battle worth winning.
Well, this year, let’s call a truce. As an Irving Public Library card holder, you can stream seasonal music from Hoopla, our most popular digital service, or stream and download tunes from Freegal, our music service from Sony with a collection of over 13 million tracks. Not only can you have your holiday music for free, but a fresh selection for your listening enjoyment.
Want to know what holiday music is available now on Hoopla and Freegal Music? Check out these albums:
Everyday is Christmas - Sia
You Make it Feel Like Christmas - Gwen Stefani
Warmer in the Winter – Lindsey Sterling
Christmas Pop – Various Artists ( featuring Maroon 5, Jessie J, OneRepublic, and Mary J. Blige)
Have Yourself a MARI Little Christmas - Mari Burelle
Christmas Hip Hop 'N R&B – Various Artists (Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Faith Evans, Jackson 5, Kelly Rowland)
Christmas Together - Piano Guys
A Pentatonix Christmas – Pentatonix
Christmas Party – She & Him
Christmas in Blue Chair Bay – Kenny Chesney
The Classic Christmas Album – Martina McBride
Still looking for oldies and goodies like Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You, Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives, Merry Christmas, Darling by the Carpenters or Last Christmas by Wham? Don’t worry, Freegal and Hoopla have you covered!
Checkout limits apply. Cardholders can check out 7 items each month using Hoopla’s service. Freegal Music users are able to check out and download up to five songs a week (to keep) and can stream up to three hours of music daily. Each service has web access available. For easy and convenient use, download the Freegal Music and Hoopla Digital app for your smartphone or other Internet-enabled device.